Digital previews for Nagel, Nehrbass and Ramirez + new print from Ramirez

Jeff Ramirez 'A Deal With The First Devil You Came Across'

This evening we reunite three artists that first showed together at our gallery in this past December’s ‘The New Realism‘ show. The talent featured in this exhibit is simply stunning so please be sure to come through tonight and witness a tour de force in realism from three very unique artistic forces.

Take a look at the digital preview for the show here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/09/works-Real.php

If you see a piece you would like to purchase or simply have a question on any of the works, please shoot a mail to contact@thinkspacegallery.com and we will get right back to you.

Aaron Nagel 'Elements II'

Take a further look at the works of each artist here:
Aaron Nagel
Jennifer Nehrbass
Jeff Ramirez

New giclee print from Jeff Ramirez released tonight

Available starting today at our gallery:

Jeff Ramirez
“Nothing Ever Happens (Still)”
Edition of 20 (plus 3APs + 1PP)
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper
20″ x 21″ with 17×17″ image area
$90 each

Look for it online in our ‘shop’ in the week ahead.

Jennifer Nehrbass 'On The Banks Of The Rhine'

New works from Aaron Nagel, Jennifer Nehrbass, and Jeff Ramirez

Reception with the artists: TONIGHT – Sat, Sept. 10th 5-8PM

On view September 10th – October 1st

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

An interview with Lindsey Carr + digital preview for ‘Homage To Canton’

Lindsey Carr 'Morbus Spiritus'

We’re excited to share with you the digital preview for Lindsey Carr‘s debut US solos show. Lindsey will be joining us all the way from Scotland for the reception tonight, so please be sure to swing through if in the area and say hi.

Check out all the works in ‘Homage To Canton‘ from Lindsey Carr here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/09/project/works-Carr.php

If you see a piece you would like to purchase from ‘Homage To Canton‘ or simply have a question on any of the works, please shoot a mail to contact@thinkspacegallery.com and we will get right back to you.

Lindsey Carr 'Foreign Medicine'

~An interview with Lindsey Carr~

Please tell us a lil’ bit about yourself and what you hope to communicate through your work.
I’m an artist living in Scotland but i’m actually from near Liverpool. I studied and worked in london for a long time before coming to the hills. My work depends on circumstance and mood really. So some paintings like “Dukkha” are quite pleasant and flowery to look at but I suppose it’s a cynical painting. While others can be just for the love of a subject or are quite joyful.

Lindsey Carr 'The Flower House'

Can you share a lil’ bit about the themes behind your new body of work for ‘Homage To Canton‘.
Canton refers to the port where Europeans were allowed to trade in China in the 18th – 19thC. One of the people who was there – a tea inspector called John Reeves – came back with some of the most beautiful pieces of natural history ever made – especially the bird and flower paintings. All of the paintings were made by anonymous artists working at the port.So the work references that time and place – the politics of it – and hopefully some of the aesthetic.

Actually I have to confess there’s one piece which doesn’t really have anything to do with that – but it was a portrait I desperately wanted to do….theme’s are made to be broken!

When did you know you wanted to follow the path of being a full-time artist?
As a teenager I thought it was a given but actually I landed a job straight out of college doing digital design. I didnt’ feel like I could refuse, the money was good, it was close enough to making art that it took a long time to figure out that there was a big difference. I didn’t make art during those 10 years and I greatly regret that now….Anyone who’s starting out and reading this – take heed!

Lindsey Carr "Taffy IV"

What fuels you to keep creating?
I’m not sure. It seems like a compulsive activity. I get anxious and annoyed if i’m not able to work. If I feel ill or unhappy it helps me forget myself. Sometimes it’s difficult of course but mostly it’s a privilege.

Please describe your dream project if time and money were not issues.
I would like to work to a much larger scale and start to work with etchings again. The second i’m doing but the former is limited by the size of my studio which is tiny.

Lindsey Carr 'The Transmigration of Flora'

Favorite item in your studio?
Not an item as such – I have a lot of beautiful books and folios of natural history art.

Is there anyone in particular, artist or otherwise, that you’d like to give a shout out to here?
If I started I wouldn’t stop honestly. The last year I’ve been fortunate enough to become acquainted with so many excellent artists and to a (wo)man all of them have been the total opposite of the egoistic self-centered artist stereotype.

Lindsey's studio in Scotland

Any shows or special projects coming up after your exhibit with us here at Thinkspace you would like to mention?
I’m working on a project called ‘The Unseen Bestiary‘ which is a set of paintings and etchings of animals and plants which I’ve never seen. I ask people to submit text descriptions to me – if I’ve never seen it before it can be used in the project. I’m not allowed to look it up or find any description outside of the one given to me. It’s based on the bestiaries of the middle ages which were generally populated with illustrations of animals that the artists had never seen.

The project site is here: www.unseenbestiary.com. I welcome and am grateful for anyone who is willing to take the time to describe an animal/plant/bird/insect etc to me that I might be able to use.

Lindsey Carr
‘Homage To Canton’

Reception with the artist: TONIGHT – Sat, Sept. 10th 5-8PM

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

Digital preview for ‘Impetus’ – Thinkspace at the University of AZ

'Impetus' - main gallery view at the University of Arizona's Joseph Gross Gallery

Thinkspace at the University of Arizona’s Joseph Gross Gallery

‘Impetus’

Opening Reception: Thurs, Sept. 8th 5-6:30PM

The Joseph Gross Gallery at the University of Arizona
1031 N. Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721
www.cfa.arizona.edu/galleries/

Take a sneak peek here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627092080102/

DABS MYLA's mural for 'Impetus' at the University of Arizona

Featuring new works from:
Kelly Allen
Brett Amory
Seth Armstrong
Ana Bagayan
David Bray
Liz Brizzi
Catherine Brooks
Adam Caldwell
David Cooley
Ekundayo
Jacub Gagnon
HOW and NOSM
Duncan Jago
Timothy Karpinski
Jen Lobo
David MacDowell
Pedro Matos
Tran Nguyen
Kevin Peterson
Jeff Ramirez
Allison Sommers
Linnea Strid
Jason Thielke
Yosuke Ueno
Kelly Vivanco

PLUS a special mural installation by DABS MYLA

Ana Bagayan 'Mire' - oil on wood panel - 24x17" / 61x43cm (2011)

View the works in ‘Impetus‘ via our digital preview here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/09/project2/works-UofA.php

If you see a piece you would like to purchase or have a question on any of the works, please shoot a mail to contact@thinkspacegallery.com and we will get right back to you.

HOW and NOSM 'Lost Control' - aerosol, acrylic, india ink and collage on canvas - 36x48" / 91x122cm (2011)

Impetus (‘impɪtəs)
-n, pl-tuses
1. an impelling movement or force; incentive or impulse; stimulus
2. the force that sets a body in motion or that tends to resist changes in a body’s motion

Thinkspace is honored to have the chance to showcase our resident artists to the student body and faculty of the University of Arizona along with the residents of Tucson as a whole. With ‘Impetus’ we aim to shed light on the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement that was birthed in Los Angeles and continues to spread out the world over, gaining momentum and winning over new devotees at an astounding rate. With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture imagery, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people.

Jacub Gagnon 'No Preservations' - acrylic on canvas - 36x24" / 91x61cm (2011)

Information on the gallery/university:
The Joseph Gross Gallery, located on the campus of The University of Arizona across from The University of Arizona Museum of Art, was built in 1993 as part of the new Arts Complex for the College of Fine Arts. The Gallery was originally established in 1978 with a generous endowment from Joseph F. Gross, Professor of Chemical Engineering, in memory of his father, Joseph Gross, Sr. The Joseph Gross Gallery strives to include diverse audiences, diverse contexts, media, conceptual content, and an interest in new technologies and ways of seeing and art making. The 2,500 square foot gallery space provides a showplace for the work of students, faculty, and those artists whose work can both impact and interact with the University and community. The Gallery presents approximately eight exhibitions annually including solo and group exhibitions by nationally acclaimed artists, faculty and alumni shows, and MFA Thesis Exhibitions.

Yosuke Ueno 'Amulet Seven' - acrylic on canvas - 51x62.75" / 130x159cm (2011)

On view: Sept. 6th – Nov. 9th, 2011

www.cfa.arizona.edu/galleries/

‘Dig For Fire’ opens this Friday at C.A.V.E. in Venice – digital preview now ready

Chris Berens 'Havaliana' - 24x24 inches - ink on photo paper collaged on wood panel (2011)

‘Dig For Fire’
Art Inspired by the PIXIES
-Curated by Kevin Titzer-
Presented by C.A.V.E. Gallery in association with Thinkspace

“I actually believe the PIXIES are a much under rated band for their influence on visual art. This is kind of my small gesture to acknowledge that. You always hear that old Velvet Underground analogy with them, but I don’t think you could’ve walked into any university art department in the 90′s and not heard the PIXIES’ music playing somewhere. They still inform the work I make today and I don’t think I’m alone.” – Kevin Titzer

View the works in ‘Dig For Fire‘ via the digital preview here:
http://cavegallery.net/index.php?option=com_joomgallery&func=viewcategory&catid=35&Itemid=30

If you see a piece you would like to purchase from ‘Dig For Fire’ or simply have a question on any of the works, please shoot a mail to contact@thinkspacegallery.com and we will get right back to you.

Participating artists:
Ale Siniestro
Allison Sommers
Annie Owens
Aya Kakeda
Ben Kehoe
Casey Weldon
Chris Berens
Chris Cole
Chris Mars
Chris Sickels
Craig LaRotonda
Craww
Dan May
Douglas Miller
Eatcho
Eric Eaton
JennyBird Alcantara
Jeremy Pruitt
John Casey
John Michael Gill
Jonathan & Valerie Nicklow
Joshua Charles Hart
Kathleen Lolley
Kelly Allen
Kevin Titzer
Lee Petty
Luke Chueh
Macsorro
Ojimbo
Plasticgod
PJ Fidler
Rik Catlow
Robert Hardgrave
Sergio Mora
Shaunna Peterson
Tim McCormick
Tom Haubrick

Luke Chueh 'Dead' - 12x18 inches - acrylic on wood panel (2011)

Take a ‘Sneak Peek’ at the show coming to life here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627131726118/

Be sure to ‘Like’ the ‘Dig For Fire‘ show page on Facebook here:
www.facebook.com/pages/Dig-for-Fire-an-Exhibition-of-Art-inspired-by-the-Pixies/172444472815858

Opening Reception at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice: Friday, Sept. 9th 6-10pm

C.A.V.E. Gallery / 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, CA / www.cavegallery.net

On view September 9th – October 1st, 2011

Juxtapoz interview Lindsey Carr

Lindsey Carr 'Taffy IV' - acrylic, ink and gold leaf on paper - 22x30 inches (2011)

The moment you realized you were an ‘artist’:
“When my mum & nan started telling their friends I was…”

Check out the full Juxtapoz ‘Back Talk’ interview with Lindsey here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-lindsey-carr

Look inside Lindsey’s studio over in Scotland here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627127930881/

Lindsey Carr
‘Homage To Canton’

Reception with the artist: Sat, Sept. 10th 5-8PM

Look for an interview with Lindsey to follow here tomorrow and for the digital preview to be ready on Thursday AM.

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