Josie’s Morway “Watershed” opens February 1st, 2020

JOSIE MORWAY  
Watershed 

Advance Collector Preview will be shared on Wednesday, January 29

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1 from 6-9 pm

Josie Morway is a painter and designer living and working in Providence, Rhode Island. Her works have shown widely, from the DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts to the streets of Juarez, Mexico.

Moway’s paintings are fragmented narratives, inspired by everyday words and phrases that bombard us – old signage, broken billboards, overheard conversations. Morway is of the opinion that omissions tell half the story.

Substituting animals for human characters in her visual narratives, she explores gestures, postures, and expressions that are familiar and universal but at the same time ambiguous. 

Telmo Miel’s “Encounters ” opens February 1st, 2020

TELMO MIEL  
Encounters 

Advance Collector Preview will be shared on Wednesday, January 29

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1 from 6-9 pm 

A muralist and image-making duo from the Netherlands, Telmo Miel is Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann. They have worked together since meeting at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2007, officially becoming Telmo Miel in 2012.

The duo’s murals are both surreal and realistically rendered, with a tremendous amount of detail and vibrant color. Able to work fairly seamlessly, their styles have combined to such an extent that they’re able to execute multiple areas in tandem, exchanging places and completing each other’s work.

With a respect for both visions, they found that ‘perspective’ is one of the most important & interesting aspects of art. The perspective of the maker compared to the viewer, the difference in intend, meaning and interpretation. Perspectives on concept, colors and composition and so forth. This idea of ‘multiple viewing points’ and opinions is an ongoing discovery in their work.

They often execute their pieces on a monumental scale, creating huge architecturally sized spray-paint paintings on building façades. Combining multiple elements in a single composition, they layer references to the human and animal worlds to create complex creatures and fantastic scenarios. With positivity, humor and a touch of the romantic, their work is arresting and epic.

Recent paintings contain playfulness in abstraction of reality, attempting to make the viewer see subjects with a different eye; They grew into using multiple images, layered over one another. By cutting away a top layer, another comes forward to complete the design. This provides a convenient abstraction, but the intend is more so to create a sort of marriage between figurative parts. Pieces that weren’t normally seen as one, but now complete each other in weird and beautiful ways.
Recent mural from Telmo Miel in Germany

Celebrating 15 Years! Opening Reception of 15 Years of Thinkspace

Wow. What a turnout this past Saturday. So many faces we’ve not seen in years… so many members of our artist family on hand… so many new faces. Friends flying in from all over. Humbling and uplifting in so many ways. So many cries of “15 more years”… we will keep it going as long as you all keep coming out to show love!!! What a night.

Thank you all for coming out to support. Thank you to all who shared their memories across social media. Our hearts are full and we are fueled for the new year ahead. We are indeed just getting started. Get ready for another epic year ahead.

15 Years of Thinkspace will remain on view through January 25 and showcases new work from 70 of our family members from around the globe all created on custom 16.5 x 16.5 inch (42×42 cm) wood panels (image area of 15×15 inches / 38×38 cm) courtesy of Trekell.

Thinkspace is turning 15!

We’re turning 15 and a few of our friends have shared some incredible sentiments that are making us blush.

It’s impressive for ANY business to last 15 years, but the art world is even more impressive. The trends, the market, the ebbs and flows of how much social media has changed the way we view and buy art, are all things that have to be taken into account. Think about the last 15 years: stock market crash, Instagram’s emergence as the predominant communication tool, Obama, Trump… it’s the shit even Hollywood (or Orwell) could come up with. And that is what makes Thinkspace Projects, one of the most enduring galleries of outsider and emerging contemporary art, such a fantastic story. From gallery shows in Culver City to curating and supporting museum shows around the world for a new generation of artists, their influence is remarkable. JUXTAPOZ

“Thinkspace can boast an international household name in contemporary art and new contemporary art. This is due to both its longevity and unique eye to find talent and beauty. As, indeed, for fifteen years in a row, the Culver City based art gallery has offered opportunities to a lot of artists we love, as well as created wonderful partnerships around the world with other actors of the art industry and community. Thinkspace has even widened the sense of these two words, building something closer to a family for artists and art lovers.” Beautiful Bizarre

A lot have galleries have come and go in the last 15 years in our niche of the art world, but one constant has been the Thinkspace family. Tirelessly promoting their artists with shows at their Culver City location, with collaborative exhibitions with different galleries nationally and internationally, with participation in art fairs around the world, by plugging their artists into mural projects and street art festivals, and perhaps most importantly by garnering institutional support, the gallery has become one the most prominent leaders in the movement.”
Arrested Motion

Join us this weekend, Saturday, January 11th between 6 to 9 pm for the opening reception of 15 Years of Thinkspace.

15 Years of Thinkspace kicks off 2020!

15 Years of Thinkspace 

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11 from 6-9 PM –

Advance Collector Preview will be shared Tuesday, January 7

Celebrating our global family and 15 consecutive years of sharing their incredible talent with you all. 72 family members are taking part in this historic exhibition, each creating work on custom wood panels provided by our friends at Trekell Art Supplies. 

On view January 11 through January 25, 2020