Digital previews for Yosuke Ueno, Jacub Gagnon, and David MacDowell (opening April 30th at Thinkspace)

Yosuke Ueno 'Electric Civilization' - 25x25" - acrylic on canvas

‘Elements and Oddities’ features a collection of 23 acrylic works on canvas from two of the leading voices in the new pop surrealism movement. Hailing from Canada, Jacub Gagnon examines the natural world’s connection to the inanimate and the relationships between humans and the animal kingdom in his detail drenched works which are set in a dark ‘every place’ void. Gagnon’s examinations of the unnatural state of nature are the perfect compliment to Yosuke Ueno‘s illusory landscapes rife with icons both puzzling and perfect. Ueno’s work is a refreshing mix of positive elements and colossal hope that echo the history of his native Japan. The two come together in ‘Elements and Oddites’ to play off each other in the most compelling way.

Jacub Gagnon 'Hold Your Little Horses' - 24x12" - acrylic on canvas

‘Elements and Oddities’
Featuring new works from Jacub Gagnon and Yosuke Ueno

View the works featured in ‘Elements and Oddities‘ via our digital preview:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/04a/works.php

David MacDowell 'Who You Gonna Call?" - 16x20" - acrylic on canvas

ALSO showing concurrently in our project room will be ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’, an exhibition of 11 new acrylic works on canvas from east coast pop surrealist extraordinaire David MacDowell in what will be his second solo exhibition with our gallery. ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’ features some of MacDowell’s most brazen and hyper surreal works to date. Be sure to come through this Saturday to discover for yourself why Arrested Motion refer to him as a “master satirist painter“.

View the works in ‘Lowbrow Love Letter‘ via our digital preview:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/04a/project/works.php

David Cooley 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' - 24x20" - acrylic on treated printed fabric adhered to wood panel

We will also be showcasing a series of five new works from local artist David Cooley in our office area. Look for a digital preview of these works later this week. His paintings are layered with little 3D paint ‘spikes’ which are hand-painted over printed fabric with the precision of a surgeon and the patience of a saint. His work simply demands in-person viewing.

Please let us know if you have any questions, require additional images, or would like to purchase any of the works in either of this month’s exhibitions. Just shoot us an e-mail to contact@thinkspacegallery.com and we will get right back to you with full details. PLEASE NOTE: We’ll begin getting back to folks on Thursday afternoon, April 28th after all have had the chance to view the digital previews. We have a large list of regular patrons for all three artists and we’re just making sure everyone has had the chance to see the previews before we start following up, so please know speed of response doesn’t guarantee anything.

Reception with the artists:
THIS Saturday, April 30th from 6-8PM
~ All the artists will be in attendance ~

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

‘BUDDHASTAR2011’ video from Yosuke Ueno

Yosuke Ueno just shot us over his third short film that he’s created as he prepares for ‘Elements and Oddities’. This new piece documents the painting “BUDDHASTAR2011” coming to life outside in the backyard of the home he’s been staying at while in LA for the past couple weeks (thanks Gino!). Yosuke has also completed two other short films that we will be debuting this Saturday during the artist reception from 6-8PM. All five short films will be on view playing in our bar area.

‘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:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157626042350439/

On view April 30th – May 14th

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

Arrested Motion interview David MacDowell

David MacDowell 'The Vengeance Of Luke Chueh' - acrylic on canvas

Arrested Motion have just posted their interview with David MacDowell as he prepares to unleash the goodness that is his ‘Lowbrow Love Letter‘ this coming Sat, April 30th at Thinkspace. Read on to discover why Arrested Motion refer to him as a “master satirist painter”.

Check out Arrested Motion’s full interview with MacDowell here:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/04/interviews-dave-macdowell/

In case you missed it, Juxtapoz just interview MacDowell as well:
www.juxtapoz.com/Features/back-talk-with-david-macdowell

David MacDowell ‘Lowbrow Love Letter’

Reception with the artist: Sat, April 30th 6-8PM in our project room

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

Details will be announced later this week for the limited edition print release of ‘Abide’.

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

Juxtapoz interview Yosuke Ueno

Yosuke Ueno 'Kumo Nori' - acrylic on canvas

Juxtapoz just interviewed Yosuke Ueno as he prepares for the opening of ‘Elements and Oddities‘, his upcoming show with us alongside Jacub Gagnon that kicks off this coming Sat, April 30th at Thinkspace. Following up on his nearly sold-out solo show with us last year, this new series features some of Ueno’s most heartfelt work yet with several pieces greatly influenced by the recent natural disasters in his home country of Japan.

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview from Juxtapoz here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talkyosuke-ueno

Check out pics from Yosuke’s studio along with a look inside Gagnon’s studio here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157626042350439/

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

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

On view April 30th – May 14th

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