‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Joshua Petker – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Joshua Petker 'The Sinking Flight' - Oil on canvas

“If you’re looking for one art show to attend this year, I’d like to suggest Thinkspace’s upcoming 5 Year Anniversary blow out. Established in 2005, Thinkspace is one of the few galleries who doesn’t just follow trends, they start them.” MyModernMet.com

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Joshua Petker

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My painting continues with the theme I’ve focused on all year: the balance between identity and reality. I incorporated elements from the two shows I had this year. I am really happy with the painting.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
In 2005 I was just barely getting my feet wet as an artist. It’s been five years and I’ve done a lot but I still feel like I am just getting barely my feet wet.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Paint, brushes, books, tea, and smoke.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I hope to be making a much wider variation of art than I am known for now.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’m doing a mini show of 5 large works at the Corey Helford Gallery next summer. Other than that I am taking the year off to paint for shows in 2012.

Artist website: www.joshuapetker.com

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with David Bray

David Bray 'Perseid - Bounce Version Error' - 15x22.5 - Ink / Mixed Media on paper (+ additional bonus elements)

“If you’re looking for one art show to attend this year, I’d like to suggest Thinkspace’s upcoming 5 Year Anniversary blow out. Established in 2005, Thinkspace is one of the few galleries who doesn’t just follow trends, they start them.” MyModernMet.com

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with David Bray

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
It’s loosely based on being hit on the head with a meteor, and resultant personality change! The rocks in the work are real meteors – literally from outer space!

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
In 2005 I moved into a photographer’s office, he let me use a corner desk. It was an exciting time.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Paper, pen, coffee, drawing table, lightbulbs

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
A new city. Berlin, New York, Sydney, Copenhagen , Los Angeles – doesn’t matter. Feel like a change of view… Any offers?

What have you got coming up in 2011?
Solo show at Stolen Space early 2011, solo show at Thinkspace in july 2011, working on photographic side project under the alias Falk Jensen, largescale drawings in new cities, working with a Parisian band, and working with various production.

Artist website: www.davidbray.eu

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
Two-page ad for November issue of Juxtapoz

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Gaia – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

GAIA 'Subversion of Korean Post Colonial Identity' - Acrylic on paper mounted to hand-cut wood panel

“If you’re looking for one art show to attend this year, I’d like to suggest Thinkspace’s upcoming 5 Year Anniversary blow out. Established in 2005, Thinkspace is one of the few galleries who doesn’t just follow trends, they start them.” MyModernMet.com

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Gaia

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
The hybrid of the Tiger and Rabbit signifies the annual transition in the Korean calendar. Furthermore, these archetypal symbols of aggression and submission address the hierarchy of japanese colonization and contemporary korean identity. Situated in Hongdae, the center of Seoul’s fashion and nightlife, the neighborhood is the confluence of traditional korean culture and American influence.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was fifteen. I was a wigger doing my PSAT’s.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Gin, Anoushe, foosball table, projector, tape.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Doing museum shows would be incredible…

What have you got coming up in 2011?
A couple things in the mix with the Irvine Contemporary, Nelly Duff, residency in Korea, traveling throughout the UK, and a gig with Gallery Heist.

Artist website: www.flickr.com/photos/gaiastreetart

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Allison Sommers – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Allison Sommers 'Depot' - Gouache on illustration board - 16x18"

“If you’re looking for one art show to attend this year, I’d like to suggest Thinkspace’s upcoming 5 Year Anniversary blow out. Established in 2005, Thinkspace is one of the few galleries who doesn’t just follow trends, they start them.”MyModernMet.com

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Allison Sommers

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
All I’m going to say is that disgruntled travelers are involved.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
Graduating college.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Coffee and a pitcher of water. Periodic Elvis breaks. Extra towels for frequent spills. My tiny Dr. Zoidberg. Constant noise.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Madder, geniuser.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’ll be participating in a few group shows and will certainly be bringing more strange, lumbering beasts to life.

Artist website: www.allisonsommers.com

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Chet Zar – Thinkspace’s 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Chet Zar 'Pipe Dream' - Oil on canvas - 24x30"

“If you’re looking for one art show to attend this year, I’d like to suggest Thinkspace’s upcoming 5 Year Anniversary blow out. Established in 2005, Thinkspace is one of the few galleries who doesn’t just follow trends, they start them.” MyModernMet.com

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Chet Zar

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
I started this piece in July at the Visionary Expo in New Jersey. I was there painting live. It was still loose but looking good so I brought it home. It sat in my studio for a while, and after a couple months it started begging me to be finished. I took a digital snapshot of it and started messing with it in Photoshop, added some new elements and started playing around with color. Using my Photoshop comp for reference, I finished the painting up for real.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
My paintings were finally starting to sell and my career was beginning to take off. I was also still working a 40 hr a week day job in the film industry. So I guess the best answer is that I was working- constantly.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Netflix Instant
My electronic cigarette
My bong
My dogs
The Howard Stern Show

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Out of credit card debt.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I am curating a sculpture show at Copro Gallery in January. In June, I have a solo show at Last Rites in NYC and then a solo show with Dan Quintana at Copro Gallery in October of 2011. Also at Copro that night, in gallery 3, I will be curating the return of The Talking Board Show! Should be a fun year.

Artist website: www.chetzar.com

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625035068712/

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com