Juxtapoz.com interview Kelly Vivanco

Kelly Vivanco 'Stairwell' - 20x40" - acrylic on canvas

Juxtapoz just interviewed Kelly Vivanco as part of their ‘Back Talk’ series as she gets ready for her upcoming solo show opening on Feb. 5th at Thinkspace. Vivanco is also featured in this month’s magazine (Issue No. 121 / Feb. 2011) with a ‘Profile’ piece.

Check out the full Juxtapoz ‘Back Talk’ interview here:

Kelly Vivanco 'Window Cat' - 13x21" total dimensions in handmade frame - acrylic on panel

“Whisking her viewers away to a land that is part dreamland and fairy tale, “Springs to Mind” looks to be a journey into the fluctuating imagination of the artist as her heroines explore and discover uncharted worlds and landscapes.” – Hi-Fructose

Kelly Vivanco ‘Springs To Mind’

Reception with the artist: NEXT Sat, Feb. 5th from 7-10PM

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd / Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Juxtapoz post interview with Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes 'Resting Place' - acrylic and plaster on canvas

I guess my closeness to nature and the slight isolation of growing up in the rural north of Scotland, along with my fascination of its ancient traditions rich in folklore and legend no doubt forms the basis of my work, no matter how much I try to escape it. It’s this inspiration, from a very early age, that fuels a big part of my imagination today. Resurrecting the creatures from my childhood memories, conscious of the innocence and naivety in the forms, I enjoy playing with them like I did as a child. I try hard to make my paintings look old, to recapture my visions with a feeling of timelessness and space, kind of like a dream or distant memory that has become all blurry and faded.– Paul Barnes

Take a ‘Sneak Peek’ at the works for ‘Happy Valley’ here:

Read Juxtapoz.com’s full interview with Paul here:

Paul Barnes ‘Happy Valley’

Opening Reception: THIS SAT, Jan. 8th 7-10PM in our project room

6009 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Juxtapoz.com post series of interviews with Amory, Caldwell and Armstrong for our ‘There It Is’ exhibition

One of Brett Amory's new works for 'There It Is' opening this Sat, Jan. 8th at Thinkspace

Juxtapoz.com just posted a series of short ‘Back Talk’ interviews with those in ‘There It Is’.

Brett Amory interview:

One of Adam Caldwell's new works for 'There It Is' opening this Sat, Jan. 8th at Thinkspace

Adam Caldwell interview:

One of Seth Armstrong's new works for 'There It Is' opening this Sat, Jan. 8th at Thinkspace

Seth Armstrong interview:

Please check ’em out if you get a second. Some add’l new works from each are revealed in the interview segments.

‘There It Is’
An exhibition showcasing three artists hailing from Oakland, CA
Brett Amory / Seth Armstrong / Adam Caldwell

Opening Reception: Sat, Jan. 8th 7-10PM

*All artists in attendance

6009 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Juxtapoz post ‘Back Talk’ interview with Moki

One of the new works featured in 'Patchwork' from Moki - opening this Sat in the project room at Thinkspace

Check out Juxtapoz’s full interview with Moki here:

View our ‘sneak peek’ photo set for Moki’s exhibit here:


Opening Reception: THIS SAT, Dec. 11th 7-10PM in our project room
On view: Dec. 11th – Dec. 31st

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA 90232 / www.thinkspacegallery.com

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Ekundayo

Ekundayo 'Lessons Of Darkness' - Mixed media on paper mounted to wood pane

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Ekundayo

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
I recently heard a man speaking on the Predilection Towards Conviction, I didn’t understand what the words meant, but to illustrate the point he began to draw comparisons.

The BP oil Disaster could have been prevented with an acoustic trigger,  a cheep device installed during the drilling of the well, that could have shut it down remotely in case of an emergency. The decision to save a small amount of money cost the company billions of dollars and we are still not sure what the fall out will be for the people and Ecosystem. I want my piece to remind myself and others who may enjoy it to stay true to what’s really necessary, and know that our beliefs and convictions effect our lives, the people around us and the world.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was still going to Art Center and showing with Cannibal Flower as well as working on my first two man show “Weightless” with my good friend Isaac Pierro which followed early the next year at Thinkspace. 2005 was my introduction to the L.A art scene when I think back on it now it’s like the memories explode due to all the things I learned that year and the experiences I’ve had creating art in Los Angeles… between the way we all can be persuaded by money, status,convenience or whatever the vice may be and do things that our hearts don’t believe in.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
A kolinsky sable, transparent iron oxide, a metal pen tip and a water bottle with a hole in the cap.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Making even more layered works and preaching the truth to the youth.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’m blowing up like you thought i would!

Artist website: www.ekundayo.com

Check out the works featured in our 5 Year Anniversary show here:

Please note:
We’ll be closed for the next week and change getting ready for our next show opening on Dec. 11th.

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