BRIAN “DOVIE” GOLDEN
‘Parking Lot Carnival’
On view April 2 – April 23, 2022
Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present Brian “Dovie” Golden’s latest solo show, ‘Parking Lot Carnival.’ With a purposeful blend of portraiture, abstract line sketches, and bright colors, Dovie invites viewers to examine complex topics including mental health and hope. Incorporating his own personal struggles with anxiety, depression, and grief, stemming from the loss of his son, Dovie creates work that is both deeply personal and widely relatable.
“Parking Lot Carnival” explores the nostalgic connections of our past through the contemporary imagery of Dovie Golden. Using his “fiends” as a signature to connote an emotional presence in the subjects, we see them take shape in familiar human forms. In the context of Parking Lot Carnivals, the works explore pivotal moments of youth that brought joy and optimism in a depressing time.
In a variety of scenes that tow the line between the part and the present, Dovie Golden evokes a range of emotions, emphasizing the vast variety of feelings that one particular memory or scene can elicit. With elements of pop culture imagery, he highlights contrast within each piece.
‘Parking Lot Carnival’ opens Saturday, April 2 with a reception from 6PM to 10PM and will remain on view until April 23 at Thinkspace Projects.
About Brian “Dovie” Golden
Brian “Dovie” Golden (b.1982) is a Chicago-based African American contemporary artist and painter. His thought-provoking, emotionally-charged creations invite viewers to explore the issues of race, gender, pop culture and mental health. Golden is a graduate of the international academy of design and technology in Chicago, with a BFA in Graphic Design/Multimedia Production.
Saturday, April 2 from 6-10pm