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Beyond Eden Recap Part II

Beyond Eden October 3

The fifth and final edition of Beyond Eden was once again hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park on October 3rd and 4th. Beyond Eden is a multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary art movement in Los Angeles put together by Andrew Hosner (co-owner / curator at Thinkspace) and made possible by the City Of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Beyond Eden 2015 showcased the works of five of California’s finest New Contemporary art galleries including C.A.V.E. Gallery (Venice, CA), Copro Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), Spoke Art (San Francisco, CA), Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco, CA) and event organizers Thinkspace (Culver City, CA).

Find even more coverage of Beyond Eden on Arrested Motion.

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

The fifth and final edition of Beyond Eden was once again hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park on October 3rd and 4th.

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden October 3

Beyond Eden Recap Part I

Beyond Eden Entrance

The fifth and final edition of Beyond Eden was once again hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park on October 3rd and 4th. Beyond Eden is a multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary art movement in Los Angeles put together by Andrew Hosner (co-owner / curator at Thinkspace) and made possible by the City Of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Beyond Eden 2015 showcased the works of five of California’s finest New Contemporary art galleries including C.A.V.E. Gallery (Venice, CA), Copro Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), Spoke Art (San Francisco, CA), Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco, CA) and event organizers Thinkspace (Culver City, CA).

Find even more coverage of Beyond Eden on Hi-Fructose.com

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Craig Skibs Barker Beyond Eden Gallery

Craig Skibs Barker Beyond Eden

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavement

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Meggs Beyond Eden Paving Pavemen

Mear One Beyond Eden

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Beyond Eden Gallery

Mear One

Mear One

Meggs Beyond Eden

Meggs Beyond Eden

Craig Skibs Parker Beyond Eden

Craig Skibs Barker Beyond Eden

Join Us October 23rd for LBMA After Dark’s Closing Reception of Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape

LBMA Closing Reception
LBMA After Dark’s Opening Reception of Vitality & Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape.

LBMA After Dark Returns October 23 To Celebrate Final Weekend Of The Museum’s Exhibition Vitality And Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape

Final After Dark Event of 2015 to Feature Debut of Special Short Film of Exhibition; Plus Dancing Under the Stars With Live Music, DJ, and More

LBMA After Dark is returning Friday, October 23 from 6pm-10pm to celebrate the closing weekend of one of the most popular exhibitions in the Museum’s history: Vitality and Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape. Nearly 12,000 visitors have seen Vitality and Verve since it opened on June 27 making it one of the most well-attended exhibitions since the Museum’s inception in 1950. To mark its closing this particular LBMA After Dark will offer attendees some special activities:

  • The debut screening of a short film on the creation of the Vitality and Verve exhibition.
  • New mural now included in the exhibition from the French artist Fafi for attendees to view.
  • See Vitality and Verve Artist Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins “whitewash” his own mural for attendees can witness firsthand the beginning of the removal process as all murals in the exhibition were intended to be ephemeral.
  • Meet LBMA’s Artist in Residence Shay Bredimus and view his art installation inside the Ralston Family Learning Center. The artist will be on hand to answer questions about his work. Bredimus is a figurative painter and tattoo artist. His work was featured in two solo exhibitions at Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City, California and he has earned critical praise from Artweek and Inked Magazine.

The event will also feature its signature great music, food and dancing under the stars. Online tickets are on sale now so please visit the Museum’s website LBMA After Dark page to purchase tickets: www.lbma.org/afterdark. Tickets are $20 per person but visitors can attend free by becoming a Museum Member today. Visit the Museum’s membership page here for details: www.lbma.org/membership. In addition, any new membership purchased by Wednesday, October 21 will receive a free swag bag that includes a limited edition poster and bookmark from Vitality and Verve. Supplies are limited.

“This LBMA After Dark will mark the end of a special year for the Museum,” said Ron Nelson, executive director of the Long Beach Museum of Art. “The success of Vitality and Verve has been beyond what the museum imagined it would be with increased attendance, global media coverage and a record number of new members joining in 2015. We thank everyone who has made this exhibition such a fantastic experience for us as well as the community we serve.”

Attendees to the event are strongly encouraged to take public transportation to and from the Museum. All guests who use their bicycles as transportation will receive a free drink coupon to be used at the event. For more information, including purchasing a membership, please visit the museum’s LBMA After Dark page at www.lbma.org/.afterdark.

 

Interview with Joram Roukes for ‘American Ornithology’

Joram Roukes Arc Sourharvest

Sourharvest (SH) interviewed Joram Roukes (JR) for his upcoming exhibition in Thinkspace Gallery’s main room, American Ornithology. The opening reception for this new body of work will with be Saturday, October 10 from 6-9pm. The exhibition will be on view till October 31st. Please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website for any additional information.

SH: What was your inspiration or creative thought process while developing the work for your upcoming exhibition, American Ornithology?
JR: My inspiration generally comes from everyday situations that I reassemble in a collage like way. I want to create fragmented situations and figures that are inspired by personal matters, social media and contemporary culture as a whole. For this body of work I wanted to implement a bird angle.

SH: Why the title American Ornithology for your new exhibition. Can you elaborate upon?
JR: As a kid I used to go bird-watching relentlessly. My granddad and my parents would take me out to this national park by our house or we’d go on hikes in France when we were out there camping during summer vacations. I learned a lot about birds. everything basically. And as I started drawing, I mostly drew birds. For this show, I wanted to bring those three things together: My fascination for birds, American popular culture, and painting as it has evolved in this stage of my life. The series in a way is a result of watching my current environment through an ornithologists view

SH: Can you walk us through what an average day in your studio would look like?
JR: I wake up, make coffee, Walk my dog Vincent and get some breakfast, get back in and then clean the brushes I left out to dry the night before. If I’m working on a painting, I continue working on that. Adding layers, finishing others. Either that or I’m preparing collages, finding new compositions, stretching canvasses. Then some more coffee, another walk with Vincent and the same cycle.

SH: What is your spirit animal and why?
JR: Any bird. If you’d ask someone what kind of animal they’d want to be and they say ‘cat’ or ‘elephant’, there’s something wrong with you. You’re telling me you don’t want to fly?? I’ve done the walking on land thing. Either gills or wings. But I’ll take wings. I can relate.

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SH: You’ve expressed your work is a commentary on western issues, what are a few of those issues you address and what do you do in your own life to help remedy those problems?
JR: My paintings have touched on subjects like consumerism and the banalities of America’s popular culture. In this series, I did a painting that is based on a press photo of the Baltimore riots. I add irony and absurdity to the piece to throw off the viewer a little bit but still remains that sense of violence. I think addressing it and maybe even joking about it is what I do to bring certain things under the attention. I wouldn’t say I remedy anything. I think about these issues just as much as the next person. Painting them is also a way for me to figure them out.

SH: How do you know when a piece is finished?
JR: When it tells me it is.

SH: Do you have a favorite brush or brand of paint?
JR: I love kolinsky martyr and Old Holland oil paint

SH: Where was the first place you exhibited your work and how did the show come about?
JR: Not including my grad show exhibition, the first show I participated in in a professional setting was in Amsterdam, for de Jong Talent 2006 exhibition, showcasing the 30 most promising art school graduates from the Netherlands. I was very proud to be part of this.

SH: If time and money were not an issue, what is your dream project?
JR: I’d still do what I do. I love the studio practice. But I’d love to work on something very large. I’d want to recreate Gericault’s Raft of the Medusa in a contemporary way. Same size. Similar composition.

Joram Roukes Sourharvest

SH: In an interview you shared David Lynch is an artist you’d like to meet, what is your favorite work by him?
JR: Mullholland Drive. This cohesive oddness is beautiful. It makes all the sense in the world without making any at the same time. That’s a balance every artist looks for.

SH: What is the best piece of advice you have been given about life? About art?
JR: If you want to be stupid, be smart about it.
Don’t paint for money or instagram likes. If you’re not happy with what you make, it’s not good enough.

SH: What is a piece of advice you would give to another artist who looks up to you?
JR: The key to success is to stand out. Do something that stands out. Make something big. If you don’t have resources, find resources. Table top illustration don’t get you on gallery’s radars. And don’t fucking quit because its ‘tough’.

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Making the World Better With Murals

Thinkspace family artists have been painting around the world and making the streets of Europe and South America stunning with murals that reach new heights.  Making their distinct mark from Mexico to Norway, a music festival in Berlin, mural festivals in Detroit and Portland; we are proud to present a collection of just a few of the murals these talented artists have created.

Alex Diaz Mural Seal Walls
Alex Diaz mural for Sea Walls.
Alex Diaz Mural Berlin Lollapalooza
Alex Diaz mural for Berlin’s Lollapalooza via Urban Nation.
Alex Diaz Mural Berlin Lollapalooza
Alex Diaz mural for Berlin’s Lollapalooza via Urban Nation.
Sandra Chevrier for NuArt in Norway
Sandra Chevrier mural for NuArt in Norway.
Cryptik for Sea Walls in Mexico
Cryptik mural for Sea Walls in Mexico.
Cryptik for Sea Walls in Mexico
Cryptik mural for Sea Walls in Mexico.
Curiot for No Limits in Sweden
Curiot mural for No Limits in Sweden.
Curiot for Sea Walls in Mexico
Curiot mural for Sea Walls in Mexico.
Derek Gores in the UK for LAX/LHR - arranged by StolenSpace and Thinkspace
Derek Gores mural in the UK for LAX/LHR – arranged by StolenSpace and Thinkspace.
Erik Jones Shine Mural Festival
Erik Jones mural for Shine Mural Festival in St. Peters.
Etam Cru
Etam Crus mural in Civitanova Marche, Italy.
Etam Cru
Etam Cru mural in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovia.
James Bullough for Lollapalooza Berlin
James Bullough for Berlin’s Lollapalooza via Urban Nation.
James Bullough for Lollapalooza Berlin
James Bullough for Berlin’s Lollapalooza via Urban Nation, photo shows texture of the wall.
James Bullough Richmond Mural Project
James Bullough for the Richmond Mural Project.
Joram Roukes Forest for the Trees
Joram Roukes Forest for the Trees mural in Portland.
Josh Keyes  Forest For The Trees in Portland
Josh Keyes Forest For The Trees mural in Portland.
Low Bros Forest For The Trees in Portland
Low Bros Forest For The Trees mural in Portland.
Low Bros in London with London Graffiti
Low Bros mural for London Graffiti in London.
Troy Lovegates for Forest For The Trees in Portland
Troy Lovegates Forest For The Trees mural in Portland.

 

Nosego with Woes from Murals in the Market in Detroit
Nosego and Woes collaborative mural for Detroit’s Murals in the Market.
Nosego for Empire 7 Studios in  Northern California
Nosego mural for Empire 7 Studios in Northern California.