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:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625332361367/

Read Juxtapoz.com’s full interview with Paul here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Features/back-talkpaul-barnes

Paul Barnes ‘Happy Valley’

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

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

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:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talkbrett-amory

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

Adam Caldwell interview:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talkadam-caldwell

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

Seth Armstrong interview:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talkseth-armstrong

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

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

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:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-moki

View our ‘sneak peek’ photo set for Moki’s exhibit here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625394649078/

Moki
‘Patchwork’

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:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/2010/11/works.php

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

‘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