‘Suggestivism’ group show at Grand Central Art Center this February

A group exhibition curated by Nathan Spoor
February 5 – April 17th @ The Grand Central Art Center at Cal State Fullerton

Cal State University’s cutting-edge museum arm, Grand Central Art Center, and Nathan Spoor have teamed up to present one hell of a show in the form of ‘Suggestivism’ – a comprehensive survey that explores and documents a select section of modern contemporary artists which make up the vibrant core of creativity existing in the current art world.

Conceptually speaking, the term “suggestivism” refers to the ability of an individual to pursue their purpose with an amplified understanding and sensitivity. The artists involved represent precisely this – a wave of purpose, working within the more fluid aspects of narrative or figurative arenas. Through the mere power of suggestion, the magic is transferred from one to another, engaging the world at large from the most vivid and evocative of visual realms.

Esao Andrews 'Milkmaid's Daughter' - Oil on wood panel - 20x30"

Featuring works from:
Esao Andrews, Carrie Ann Baade, Sandow Birk, Michael Brown, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Dave Cooper, Bob Dob, Thomas Doyle, Ron English, Alex Gross, Robert Hardgrave, Naoto Hattori, Femke Hiemstra, Gregory Jacobsen, Audrey Kawasaki, Andy Kehoe, Kris Kuksi, Darren LeGallo, Kris Lewis, Francesco LoCastro, Jason Maloney, Mars-1/Mario Martinez. Chris Mars, Dalek James Marshall, Dan May, Elizabeth McGrath, Jeff McMillan, Tara McPherson, Mia, David Molesky, Brendan Monroe, Scott Musgrove, Nathan Ota, Michael Page, Kevin Peterson, James Roper, Chris Ryniak, Bob Schneider, Todd Schorr, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, CR Stecyk III, Heidi Taillefer, Joe Vaux, Nicola Verlato, Oliver Vernon, Eric White, Robin Williams, Martin Wittfooth, Chandler Wood, and Chet Zar

The exhibition will be accompanied by a grand print / book piece that includes the artwork in the exhibition, as well as a fascinating time capsule of studio shots and compelling interviews conducted by Spoor with each artist during the three-year curating period (2008 – 2011). Our props to Spoor for all the hard work he’s put into this, going to be one amazing show!

Opening Reception: Sat, Feb. 5th 7-10PM

Grand Central Art Center
125 N. Broadway in Santa Ana / 714.567.7233
*Parking available in the Third Street parking structure

Gustavo Ponce releases series of hand-painted resin busts

Gustavo Ponce at work in his studio

Artist Gustavo Ponce has been busy working away at his studio up in the NW on a series of hand-painted resin busts that are just great lil’ examples of his work. Some of you may know Ponce as the sculpture artist behind the recent ‘Dirty Trooper’ busts and the ‘Smoking Army’ mannequins that were featured in the ‘Dirtyland’ exhibition from Brian M. Viveros… but those works barely scratch the surface of the creative output of this amazing sculpture artist. From 3D wall-mounted pieces to large, free-standing pieces, the work of Ponce is a must for those that appreciate and embrace the darker side of life.

Gustavo hand-painting in the details on his new series of resin busts

This marks the first time Gustavo has released an edition of hand-painted busts, so don’t sleep on your chance to add a piece from this amazing artist to your collection. The detail in each bust is just amazing and a must for any fan of zombie films.

Gustavo Ponce 'Hagatha' - hand painted resin bust

Order your very own hand-painted resin bust from Gustavo today here:

The piece we own from Gustavo: 'Pobi Crumble - Feeble Flight Brigade' - resin, wood and acrylic

Look for new works from Gustavo Ponce to be featured in our ‘LAX/PDX’ show this coming March at Together Gallery in Portland, OR and then in September we’ll be featuring a series of new works in our office area here at Thinkspace.

Camilla d’Errico’s new book coming soon from Dark Horse

We’re happy to announce that Camilla d’Errico‘s first full-sized art book is being issued later this month by Dark Horse. The book will be available from Jan. 26th via Dark Horse and from Feb. 2nd in stores around the world. The book is a hard cover measuring 8.5×11″ in size and featuring 112 full color pages profiling Camilla’s work from the past five years.

This art book is a career achievement for Camilla, as she says: “The anticipation of having my own full sized art book has been building for several years, so to finally have Femina & Fauna released is an overwhelming experience. I couldn’t have imagined the book being any better. Dark Horse has helped me fulfill a lifelong ambition and blown me away!”

Congrats Camilla! Be sure to pick up your copy when ‘Femina & Fauna’ hits stores next month.

DABS MYLA team up with 123 Klan and RIME for a big mural in Hollywood

Vegemite powered dynamic duo DABS MYLA recently teamed up with SCIEN and KLOR (aka 123 Klan) and RIME to paint a big wall together in Hollywood.

Check out more pics of the mural coming to life on the duo’s blog:

Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose post studio visits with Brett Amory

Brett Amory featured on the header of Juxtapoz.com

Photographer Shaun Roberts recently swung by the Oakland studio of Brett Amory as he prepared for ‘There It Isat Thinkspace and his debut UK solo show ‘Intentional Abstractions’ at Lazarides’ Outsiders Gallery in London. Shaun took a slew of amazing pics from his visit and sent some over to both Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose

Check out the full Juxtapoz studio visit feature here:

Also, be sure to check out Hi-Fructose’s studio visit with Amory here:

Below is the great video trailer that Shaun Roberts put together of his recent studio visit as well.

Last Minute Push from Shaun Roberts on Vimeo.

‘There It Is’
Featuring the works of Brett Amory, Seth Armstrong, and Adam Caldwell

Opening Reception: TONIGHT – Sat, Jan. 8th 7-10PM

6009 Washington Blvd / Culver City, CA 902323 / www.thinkspacegallery.com