New work by Erik Jones in Color | Full

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New work by Erik Jones in “Color|Full” on view March 28, 2015 to April 18, 2015.
Opening Reception with artists on hand:
Saturday, March 28th 6-9PM

Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room are new works by Erik Jones in Color/Full. Originally from St Petersburg Florida, Jones currently lives and works in New York city. His technically complex mixed-media works combine the figurative with the geometric in seamless collusion and concert. Jones’ ‘hyperrealistic figuration is offset by geometric patterns and momentums that seem to live and breathe as symbiotic organisms. The figure is ensconced by these colorful geometric expanses, as each “wears” the other and becomes virtually indivisible from its counterpart. Clothed by pattern and color, the body is set within and against expressionistic modules of sculpted graphic space. In his new body of work, Jones takes his penchant for spatial play and surreal composition to the next level in a series of Dimensional Paintings. These works invade the third dimension, literally, as surfaces peel from their supports, images slide from the walls, and paint pools on the floor.

Jones begins his works by compiling a figurative reference from several photographic images, then designing harmonious geometric fields by compositing form, color and shape digitally. The composition is then projected and traced onto paper and materially executed with several painstaking layers of watercolor, ink, pencil, oil pastel and acrylic. This expert combination of illustration and painting techniques accounts for the depth and dimensionally of the work. The combination of graphic patterning, color blocking, line and hyperreal figuration meld into an entirely elevated visual plane of oppositional, and yet entirely confluent and continuous, axes. The visual delight of these paintings resides in this inspired reconciliation. The Dimensional Paintings take this impulse to the next level by revealing some of the materiality and process that remains otherwise concealed in the high finish of the work. This intentional disclosure of tension and process – a literal stripping and dismantling of planes – takes the paintings into a sculptural realm, revealing the artifice and construction of their dynamic oppositions.

As the title of the exhibition suggests, the work is full; saturated to the point of rupture, the paintings burst with color and movement, and spill unapologetically into real space and time.

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Opening Night Photos & Video of Robert Williams “Slang Aesthetics” and “20 Years Under The Influence of Juxtapoz”

Photos of Robert Williams “Slang Aesthetics” and Juxtapoz “20 Years Under The Influence” opening night courtesy of Birdman photography.

Both exhibitions are on view February 22nd – April 19th, 2015
Guest Curators: Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace) & Gary Pressman (Copro Gallery)

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Located at:
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA
In the Barnsdall Art Park

Both exhibitions are sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. To contact the gallery please call 323.644.6269. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from Noon to 5PM. For special tours and school groups, please contact Marta Feinstein at met_marta@sbcglobal.net or to arrange special adult tours, please contact Gabe Cifarelli at Gabriel.cifarelli@gmail.com – visit LAMAG on the web at www.lamag.org

Special talk with Juxtapoz founders + “20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz” show curators

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Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics! and ’20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz’  

Special Talk this Saturday, March 14th at 2PM with:  
Andrew Hosner (exhibition co-curator / Thinkspace Gallery)
Gary Pressman (exhibition co-curator / Copro Gallery)
Greg Escalante (Juxtapoz co-founder / Copro Gallery owner)
Robert Williams (Juxtapoz co-founder / featured artist)

Gwynn Vitello (Juxtapoz’s current President + Publisher)

The talk and both exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Both exhibitions on view through April 19th, 2015.
Located at:
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA
In the Barnsdall Art Park (near the Vermont intersection)

View the works in both shows on our website. Links are on our homepage.

Both exhibitions are sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. To contact the gallery please call 323.644.6269. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from Noon to 5PM. For special tours and school groups, please contact Marta Feinstein at met_marta@sbcglobal.net or to arrange special adult tours, please contact Gabe Cifarelli at Gabriel.cifarelli@gmail.com – visit LAMAG on the web at www.lamag.org

Opening Reception Video of Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2015

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015: Opening Art Reception from POW! WOW! Hawaii on Vimeo.

Here is a fantastic video from the opening reception of Pow! Wow! Hawaii curated by Thinkspace Gallery. The exhibition was on view at the Honolulu Museum Of Art School from February 7 – 18th. Additional details about the show can be found on their website, www.powwowhawaii.com 

SCOPE New York 2015 : Featuring A Solo Show from Andrew Hem

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Look for Thinkspace at Booth A3 featuring a solo show from Andrew Hem at Scope New York 2015, international contemporary art show.

Opening Reception with the Artist(s):
Friday, March 6, 2015
2:00pm – 10:00pm

Alongside new works from:
Adam Caldwell – Allison Sommers – Carl Cashman – Christine Wu – David Cooley – Erik Jones – Ernest Zacharevic – Jacub Gagnon – Jeff Ramirez – Jeremy Fish – Jolene Lai – Kevin Peterson – Meggs – Nosego – Ravi Zupa – Tory Lovegates

Fair Location:
SCOPE Pavilion
639 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
USA

Fair Schedule:

Platinum First View
Fri | Mar 6 | 2PM – 4PM

VIP | Press Preview
Fri | Mar 6 | 4PM – 6PM

General Admission
Fri | Mar 6 | 6PM – 10PM
Sat | Mar 7 | 11AM – 8PM
Sun | Mar 8 | 11AM – 8PM

Tickets and full details at
www.scope-art.com

 

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