Time-lapse of Kevin Titzer’s ‘Chapter 6. The Morning of the Test Flight’

In addition to working on a half dozen new sculptural works for his upcoming debut LA solo show, Kevin Titzer also shot over 3,000 pictures of himself creating “Chapter 6. The Morning of the Test Flight” and sent them over to us to create one epic time-lapse. Kevin is in town from Quebec and this is his 1st time in LA, so please come through and help us welcome him to the City of Angels.

Kevin Titzer
‘Ghost Of A Chance’

Reception with the artist:
THIS Sat, May 21st 6-8PM in our project room

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

Platinum Cheese interview Jeff Ramirez

Jeff Ramirez 'Worry About It Later' - oil on panel - 24x30" (2011)

“The hyper-realistic nature of Jeff Ramirez’s work captures the honest and sometimes awkward moments of his subjects, unwittingly revealing their vulnerability. These moments of heightened emotions, paired with the compulsion to divert the onlooker’s gaze, make us all the more curious and pulls us in.” – Platinum Cheese

Check out Platinum Cheese’s full interview with Jeff Ramirez here:
http://platinumcheese.com/2011/05/19/art-chat-with-jeff-ramirez/

Thanks go out to the good folks over at LosAngelist for their love on the show too:
http://losangelist.la/post/5645463536/jeff-ramirez-jeff-ramirez-has-steadily-been

‘Being There’
New oil paintings from Pakayla Rae Biehn and Jeff Ramirez
On view May 21st – June 3rd

Reception with the artists:
Sat, May 21st 6-8PM

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

Erratic Phenomena interview Pakayla Rae Biehn

“I was diagnosed with strabismus at birth. One of my eyes was severely crossed, causing a lot of strain on the eye’s muscles. I did have three corrective surgeries quite young, all before 4 years old, I think. I wasn’t a recluse or outsider, but I tended to move in between different social circles. I really vibe of off people’s energies, so it’s important for me to maintain a heavy rotation of friends.

Deciphering how isolation affected my adolescence is hard, because there are a couple metaphors I can pull from it, and a lot of things I haven’t really processed yet. Physically, I have always had a very literal barrier between others and myself with my glasses, and I think that warped my sense of dependency. I’ve always been violently independent, and that’s been fairly consistent my whole life. I’ve been brought up to believe that the only one you can rely on is yourself, which sounds like a simple enough piece of advice, but is really hard to completely comprehend. It’s something that I should have applied earlier on in life, but I only realized it in hindsight. Everything I’ve done in the last couple years has blossomed from my truest application of self-reliance and my lust to live the unlikely life.” – Pakayla Rae Biehn

Check out Erratic Phenomena’s full interview with Pakayla here:
www.erraticphenomena.com/2011/05/pakayla-biehns-unlikely-perspective.html

‘Being There’
New oil paintings from Pakayla Rae Biehn and Jeff Ramirez
On view May 21st – June 3rd

Reception with the artists:
Sat, May 21st 6-8PM

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

Arrested Motion interview Jeff Ramirez

Jeff Ramirez "Nothing Ever Happens (Still)" - 24x24" - Oil on wood panel (2011)

“I always felt like I was a different person depending on whom I was around, whether it be friends or family or whomever. It often felt unnatural, like a performance. Gradually, I realized that I had grown really skeptical of images and their supposed content, even images of myself. I just didn’t relate to them on the same level as I think a lot of people might. I was more interested in them for context or absurd moments than as mementos or reminders. And now, with the rise of digital photography, social networking and this blurring of reality, there is a real lack of emotional truth in many of these supposedly candid shots. I’m interested in using that look to create new images that do have emotional truth for me and so it is often necessary to obscure elements in order to make for a different experience from these rather ubiquitous images.” – Jeff Ramirez

Check out Arrested Motion’s full interview with Ramirez here:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/05/interview-jeff-ramirez/

‘Being There’ will showcase nine new oil paintings on wood panel from Ramirez. The digital preview for ‘Being There’ will be posted here tomorrow (Thurs, May 19th).

‘Being There’
New oil paintings from Pakayla Rae Biehn and Jeff Ramirez
On view May 21st – June 3rd

Reception with the artists:
Sat, May 21st 6-8PM

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

My Love For You studio visit with Pakayla Rae Biehn

The press love for our upcoming show ‘Being There’ featuring Pakayla Rae Biehn and Jeff Ramirez continues with today’s post from one of my favorite blogs, My Love For You. Meighan got a chance to swing by Pakayla’s studio before she drove down to LA this past weekend and was cool enough to share her visit with all of us.

“Once I stood back and took her work in – it was mindblowing to see the many layers that appear suddenly. They literally transform before your eyes, playing tricks as you focus all the while remaining utterly breathtaking.” – My Love For You

Check out My Love For You’s studio visit with Pakayla Rae Biehn here:
http://myloveforyou.typepad.com/my_love_for_you/2011/05/studio-visit-pakayla-rae-biehn.html

‘Being There’
New oil paintings from Pakayla Rae Biehn and Jeff Ramirez
On view May 21st – June 3rd

Reception with the artists:
Sat, May 21st 6-8PM

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com
*above images courtesy of My Love For You