‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Jen Lobo – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (on view through Nov. 27th)

Jen Lobo 'Horsehead Nebula' - Oil on wood panel

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Jen Lobo

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My piece is a painting of the ‘Horsehead Nebula’. I keep getting drawn back to the skies lately. I may just eventually make my way through all the animal named nebulae.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I had a baby girl in 2005! What a good year!

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
1. Coffee.
2. Public radio. Music and TV can be a bit distracting when I’m working. I live for new episodes of RadioLab.
3. Books! I have more books than I know what to do with. They are literally stacked on every surface. Everything from children’s books from the ’60s to natural history texts.
4. Naples yellow & gold ochre.
5. My curio trinkets. My husband calls them my jars of weirdness. I keep little glass jars with stuff in them. I’ve got a tuft of a lion’s mane, some wolf fur, a hummingbird nest made with some of my hair (long story), three shark egg sacs, a sparrow skull…. You get the idea. These are the things I would grab in a fire.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
In the same place with the same people.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’ll be showing in the project room at Thinkspace in June, along with a couple other projects and group shows in the mix.

Artist website: www.jenlobo.com

Check out the works featured in our 5 Year Anniversary show here:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2010/11/works.php

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 49 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

LAST DAY TO VIEW: This Sat, Nov. 27th from 1-6PM
(* please note we are closed this Thurs and Fri for Thanksgiving)

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

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Kevin Titzer – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (on view through Nov. 27th)

Kevin Titzer 'Hair' - wood, tin, and horse hair

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Kevin Titzer

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
I have this bad habit of coming up with ideas that sound really good in my head. Like say, drilling a few hundred holes in the face of my sculpture and gluing horse hair in each one. The short version of the story is … well, it sucked. Although in the end I like the over all look it gives. I’ve been looking at a lot of messy 2D work lately and thinking about big pencil scribbles. So I started experimenting to see if I could get a similar feel to that in a sculpture.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was working in crappy basement of an apt. right next door to a homeless shelter. At that point, I was wondering if I had made the right decision to quit my day job at an ice cream factory three years before. Oh good times.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
1. music and or audio books
2. my hammer, and not a hammer
3. good light (or at least enough light so I don’t cut a finger off)
4. coffee (also relates to said prevention of lost digits)
5. time

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Relaxing on my own private island with polar bears and a smoke monster.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
It’s a surprise.

Artist website: www.kevintitzer.com

Look for a solo show from Titzer in our project room coming up next May.

Check out the works featured in our 5 Year Anniversary show here:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2010/11/works.php

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 49 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

LAST DAY TO VIEW: This Sat, Nov. 27th from 1-6PM
(* please note we are closed this Thurs and Fri for Thanksgiving)

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

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Timothy Karpinski – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (on view through Nov. 27th)

Timothy Karpinski 'Me and You' - acrylic and graphite on hand-cut paper

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Timothy Karpinski

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
The piece is called “Me and You” and it’s been a work in progress for the last month as I’ve been working on many other paintings at the same time. I’ve been taking a more intuitive approach to the piece randomly adding to it with only a loose concept which has been bringing new life into the feel of the piece, it’s also one of the bigger pieces I’ve made lately with alot going on. The painting also is a first for me to combine both a night and day scene into one piece which i want to explore more in the future as well as playing with silhouetting.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I think I had just moved to Portland from the east coast, fresh out of art school from Vermont. I had moved to Portland to pursue my design career, I had always painted and done a few shows here and there, but mostly painted in my bedroom to unwind from all day design work. Now I’m painting almost full time and running my own art gallery, it’s been an amazing five years and so happy to have been embraced and motivated by everyone at Thinkspace, they truly light a well needed fire in me creatively and helped push me into the direction I’m headed today.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
1: paper towels
2: mechanical pencil
3: headphones
4: blow dryer
5: studio mates to shoot the shit with and get inspired by

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Making art full time, building my dreamhouse / studio near a river or lake, sailing on the ocean, playing the piano well, in love.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
Very excited to hunker down this winter and prepare for my show this spring at Thinkspace. Going to Mexico to surf with my sweetheart. Playing the piano and making some videos. Running the day to day at Together Gallery. Painting and loving everyday.

Artist website: http://timothykarpinski.com/

Look for a special show curated by Thinkspace in Portland at Together Gallery in March and Karpinski’s return to Thinkspace in April 2011… more details announced soon on both exhibits.

Check out the works featured in our 5 Year Anniversary show here:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2010/11/works.php

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 49 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

LAST DAY TO VIEW: This Sat, Nov. 27th from 1-6PM
(* please note we are closed this Thurs and Fri for Thanksgiving)

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

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Nathan DeYoung – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (on view through Nov. 27th)

Nathan DeYoung 'Scene 1: As The Landscape Blurred (The Memories Shown Through It)' - Acrylic on MDF panel

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Nathan DeYoung

Please tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My piece is an acrylic painting on MDF panel. Conceptually it’s about trying to hold on to something you’ve had, and the effects that has on your ability to pursue a desired future. I write a poem for each piece and the poem for this painting is below.

Scene 1: As The Landscape Blurred (The Memories Shown Through It)

Blue and green share in yellow gold and aged brown,
mixing the wisdom and smiles
of all that lies below and across from you.
Held deep in the familiar lines of your hands
is the scene we smother,
fractions of warm air, forgotten folds and imagined creases.
All shimmering and brilliant we stand,
where the smiles grow in the deep and foreign roots
of those circular feet, that blur everything. and remember nothing.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
In 2005 I was a senior in high school that was looking forward to graduating. After school I was working a couple of part time jobs and painting whenever I could.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
1. TONS of drinking water.
2. My iPod
3. Heatgun (used to dry paint)
4. My two overhead lights (can’t work with just one, need both of em’)
5. My collection of assorted beanies and headbands to keep my hair out of my face while painting

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I hope to be working as an artist full time. I hope I’m still living in San Diego county because I love it here. I hope I’m wiser and better spoken. I hope I’m still pursuing growth and challenging myself, and I hope that I am still very, very grateful, and appreciative of the life I have.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’m hiding for most of next year so I can build work for my two person show with Thinkspace Gallery late in 2011 alongside Linnea Strid!

Look for two amazing new works from DeYoung as part of this December’s ‘The New Realism’ show opening on Sat, Dec. 11th. Look for a sneak peek at his works for the show coming together via the link below:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625394622610/

Artist website: www.nathandeyoung.com

Check out the works featured in our 5 Year Anniversary show here:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2010/11/works.php

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 49 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

LAST DAY TO VIEW: This Sat, Nov. 27th from 1-6PM
(* please note we are closed this Thurs and Fri for Thanksgiving)

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

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Ekundayo – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (on view through Nov. 27th)

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

’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 whats 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 the 1st Thinkspace location off Melrose. 2005 was my introduction to the LA 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 to do the 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:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2010/11/works.php

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 49 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com
Open Wed-Sun 1-6PM / #310.558.3375