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

Tran Nguyen 'As We Procure A Hazy Memory' - Acrylic and graphite on Rives BFK paper

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November.

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Tran Nguyen

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
– “As We Procure a Hazy Memory” focuses on the occasions in which we try to remind ourselves of a certain memory buried too deep to distinguish vividly. Instead, the memory is hazy, dim, and mysterious with little definition. This act is universal to us and no matter how hard we may try, procuring memories this deep can never be fully retrieved. Thus, continues to wander in our minds and on the “tip of our tongues.”

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
– Crazy, I graduated from high school in ’05, living the careless life of a teen.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
– My Escoda brush, computer, a pillow, art/reference books, and some company every now and then.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
– Out of debt, haha.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
– For the main entree, I have a huge solo coming up (at Thinkspace July ’11), and for the side dishes, some spectacular group shows.

Artist website: http://studentpages.scad.edu/~tnguye25/

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 Jacub Gagnon – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Jacub Gagnon 'Elementary, Deer Watson' - Acrylic on canvas

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November.

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Jacub Gagnon

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
My piece, “Elementary, Deer Watson” is not only the title but is the (unspoken) dialogue between the stag to its young buck. A remark from the fatherly stag to the buck explaining the natural order in becoming an adult, which in this case is the rudimentary transformation into more than just a deer, but in fact a hot-air balloon/deer hybrid. Some thoughts that crossed my mind while working on this piece were, father son relations, animal comradery and the unnatural state of nature. Of course this is my thought process and story I’ve attached to the piece and I am always interested and pleasantly intrigued when I hear another give a different interpretation on it.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
At the beginning of 2005 I was still in high school and not really sure what I wanted to do with my life. Shortly after I decided to go to Art College and come that September had started my first year at OCAD in Toronto.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
-Lots of lighting for those late nights
-Lots of artwork hung on the walls
-My computer
-Music, audiobooks, movies and of course my seasons of South Park that have got me through many long nights!
-Although I am currently living without one, I would say a pet is a must!

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I hope to continue my art career and possibly move to a new city for a change in scenery and atmosphere.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’ll be in a 2 man show at Thinkspace Gallery with Yosuke Ueno in the spring which I am really excited for. Beyond that doing some group shows and hopefully picking up some more commission work along the way.

Artist website: www.jacubgagnon.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 Fernando Chamarelli – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Fernando Chamarelli's new piece for Thinkspace's 5 Year Anniversary Show

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November.

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Fernando Chamarelli

Tell us a little bit about your piece is Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show ‘this November?
For this show I wanted to do something special, with a new color combination. This painting is a little different from other recent paintings of mine, but I liked the result.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was at university, in the midst of my graphic design class. I didn’t think I would start painting two years later and that the art would be so important in my life.

Name five things you can not live without in your studio?
Music, brushes, music, acrylic paint and music

Where do you hope to be five years from now?
Perhaps in another city, but I do not know, I usually do not have many plans for the future. I just paint and things happen. My art guide my life.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
Some exhibitions here in Brazil and the USA, including my debut LA solo show with Thinkspace in August.

Artist website: www.myspace.com/chamarelli

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 Sarah Joncas – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Sarah Joncas 'Foreboding' - Oil on canvas

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November.

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Sarah Joncas

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
Much of the painting was developed on a whim, but as it progressed, a lot of native inspired imagery surfaced. I enjoyed the mixing of something sincerely natural with the plastic, funky appeal of a modern looking girl – even the markings are meant to look like they’ve been made with the lipstick she’s wearing.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was in my last year of high school, preparing to leave for art college to study ‘drawing and painting’ in Toronto.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
My music, the cat, paint supplies, the computer, my pajamas…

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I just want to be painting and living self sustainable… I’d hate to revert back in any way.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I have a solo show in NYC at the Last Rites Gallery in April owned by Paul Booth. Have already started the work, too. I’m pretty excited! The work is certainly getting darker for this one.

Artist website: www.teapartylove.digitalinkz.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’ interview with Emma Tooth – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Emma Tooth 'Howie's Hands' - Oil on canvas

This November Thinkspace will celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary. To help celebrate we’ve put together a group show we can’t wait for everyone to see this coming November.

‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Emma Tooth

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
I have sent 2 paintings of my father, entitled “Howie’s Hands”. I had been meaning to paint his portrait for many years, inspired by the character in his talented woodworking hands and my childhood memories of “helping” him saw wood on old trestles by sitting on them to stop them wobbling. The saw he holds was given to him by his late father, and was thought to have been lost in a fire at his workshop which took thousands of pounds worth of equipment he had collected over a lifetime. The saw was only saved from immolation by the fact that I had borrowed it and forgotten for some time to return it. He was amazed and delighted when he found it at my house, miraculously unharmed. My sister says of the portrait, ‘It’s quite moving; its exactly him, all weathered from his years of working his fingers to the bone to give us a good life.’

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was getting married in a 900 year old castle. My husband, I and the 100 guests all wore black; it was beautiful!

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Brioche, Mana, Lady Cora and Lady Clarice (my hens) and Owen (my husband).

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Big in Japan!

What have you got coming up in 2011?
Same as usual – lot more paintings! And my book, From Pig farmers and Showgirls, will be out.

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