Sarah Joncas in NYC at Last Rites Gallery (April 30th)

Sarah Joncas

Canadian artist Sarah Joncas is returning to NYC next week for her show with Last Rites Gallery opening on April 30th. ‘Lilith’ will feature a new series of oil paintings on canvas alongside a small selection of new graphite works on paper. Sarah talks a bit about the show and her inspiration behind the new series below.

“Given the opportunity to go darker with this show, I chose to go full force in celebrating the original femme fatale, Lilith – not necessarily as a direct allegorical reference, but more so for what she represents. According to Jewish Mythology, Lilith is considered to be the true 1st wife of Adam, though her unwillingness to submit caused her to rebel from Eden in search of her own dark path. As such, she’s been written as the temptress, the mysterious and the devil. Taking from fairytale and folklore inspirations, much of my work for this show borders on the fantastical, indulging and sometimes turning other mythological females into similar demoniac beings. Though working with a relatively more aggressive theme than usual, I’ve kept the melancholic and pensive tone that my work is most well known for.”

Sarah Joncas ‘Lilith’

Opening Reception: Sat, April 30th 7-11PM

Last Rites Gallery / 511 W. 33rd Street, 3rd Floor in NYC / www.lastritesgallery.com

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:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157626202569744/

David MacDowell’s site: www.macdowellstudio.com

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

Juxtapoz interview Timothy Karpinski

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

View Timothy’s full interview with Juxtapoz here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Features/back-talktimothy-karpinski

‘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:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/04/works.php

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

‘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.