Pop surrealist extraodinaire David MacDowell prepares to return to Los Angeles on April 30th

David MacDowell 'Abide' - 30x40 - acrylic on canvas

Working primarily with acrylics on canvas, David MacDowell is not afraid of tapping into the dark side of American media worship. He tops off celebrity renderings sprinkled with crying babies, candy colored nightmares, and a hilariously acidic sense of humor. Some have called his work a virtual “Disneyland on acid”. By bravely peeling away the veneer of pop culture, he validates the abused underbelly of society with x-ray glasses.

David MacDowell ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’

Reception with the artist: Sat, April 30th 6-8PM

On view April 30th – May 14th in our project room

Look for more information to be released soon regarding a limited edition print release of ‘Abide’ (pictured above).

Take a look at the show coming together here:

David MacDowell’s site: www.macdowellstudio.com

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. / Culver City, CA 90232 / Wed-Fri 1 to 6PM – Sat 1 to 8PM

Juxtapoz interview Timothy Karpinski

Timothy Karpinski 'It's Complicated' - acrylic and graphite on hand-cut paper

View Timothy’s full interview with Juxtapoz here:

‘This Is Forever’ featuring new works from Dan-ah Kim and Timothy Karpinski
+Split Ends’ featuring new works from Eveline Tarunadjaja in the project room

Both exhibits on view through April 23rd (FINAL WEEK)

View the works featured in ‘This Is Forever‘ via our digital preview:

thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / Wed-Fri 1-6PM and Sat 1-8PM

‘Cream of the Crop’ finished wall from HOW and NOSM and DABS MYLA in downtown LA for the LA Freewalls Project

'Cream of the Crop' from DABS MYLA with HOW and NOSM
Shot from a nearby building of 'Cream of the Crop' in all its glory.
Skyline shot of 'Cream of the Crop' alongside JR's recent mural

View larger images of ‘Cream of the Crop’ here.

DABS MYLA www.dabsmyla.com

HOW and NOSM www.howandnosm.com

This work is part of over 40 murals populating the downtown Los Angeles landscape that have been curated and produced by Jet Set Graffiti for the LA Freewalls Project.

‘Civilization’ video from Yosuke Ueno

Yosuke Ueno just shot us over another short film that he’s created as he prepares for ‘Elements and Oddities’. This new piece documents the paintings “Electric Civilization” and “Great Civilization” coming to life inside his studio over in Japan mixed with powerful imagery from the past tumultuous month there. These new paintings are powerful commentaries on the current state of things in Japan and shed light on a very personal struggle currently facing Yosuke and all those that live in Japan and that have loved ones residing there. The current events in Japan have indeed weighed heavy on Ueno and are a major influence on his new series of work debuting April 30th at Thinkspace alongside new works from Toronto’s Jacub Gagnon.

‘Elements and Oddities’
New works from Yosuke Ueno and Jacub Gagnon

Reception with the artists: Sat, April 30th 6-8PM

Take a look inside both artist’s studios as they prepare for the show here:

On view April 30th – May 14th

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