Virtual Tour of Max Sansing, Marie-Claude Marquis, Brian “Dovie” Golden, and Anthony Hurd exhibitions

Thinkspace is pleased to present a virtual tour of Max Sansing’s Lost & Found, Marie-Claude Marquis’s Don’t Use Me, I’m Broken, Brian “Dovie” Golden’s Warning Signs, and Anthony Hurd’s Current Mood.

Visit for a self-guided tour experience. 

Thank you to Birdman for putting together another fantastic virtual tour!

Photo Tour of Max Sansing, Marie-Claude Marquis, Brian “Dovie” Golden, and Anthony Hurd exhibitions

Thinkspace is pleased to present a photo tour of Max Sansing’s Lost & Found, Marie-Claude Marquis’s Don’t Use Me, I’m Broken, Brian “Dovie” Golden’s Warning Signs, and Anthony Hurd’s Current Mood.

July 25, 2020 – August 15, 2020

Monday, July 27 at 4 pm pacific time we will share a link to the self-guided virtual tour of our new exhibitions on all of our social networks.

Photos by Birdman

Max Sansing’s ‘Lost & Found’ on view July 25 – August 15

Max Sansing is a Chicago-based fine artist and one of the city’s most prolific and talented muralists. His distinct aesthetic fuses the color-drenched dynamism of street art with the technical elegance of photorealism.

Born and raised on the South Side by two artistic parents, Sansing discovered his passion and creative gift at an early age. During his youth, he was involved with several graffiti crews and taught himself oil painting before completing formal training at the American Academy of Art.

In addition to his studio practice, Sansing is frequently commissioned to create large-scale murals and experiential installations across the country. He is deeply committed to supporting his Chicago community and is involved with numerous youth programs that expand arts opportunities in underserved areas. His work has been featured in gallery shows and special events in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Miami.

Marie-Claude Marquis’s ‘Don’t Use Me, I’m Broken’ on view July 25 – August 15

Don’t Use Me, I’m Broken
July 25, 2020 – August 15, 2020

In Don’t Use Me, I’m Broken, I basically wanted to talk about the flaws, fails and challenges, unique to each individual, that make us interesting and complex beings. But since this exhibition was mainly created during the pandemic, it took a darker turn than my usual work.

Before this period, some of us had the opportunity to avoid facing problems, consciously or not, by loading our lives with work, obligations and activities.

But because the recent confinement had a mirror effect on ourselves, it forced us to confront our darker facets and our relationships issues and I wanted to address that with the show.

The physical distance will have strangely brought many of us closer by a need for connection, just like experiencing the same upheaval all at the same time while clashes of behavior, reasoning and values ​​with close ones may have created the opposite effect, too.

What a completely fucked up moment we are living in.

I believe that this crisis and what results from it has affected us all psychologically and will continue to do so in the long term. We will come out of it changed for sure. Stronger for some and completely lost for others.

This exhibition is therefore a mix of reflections, overflow, fears, hope, humor and once again an attempt to encourage the spectator to express his feelings and to free himself from a weight that a person is often unconscious of carrying.

– Marie-Claude Marquis

Dans Don’t use me, I’m broken, je voulais à la base parler des failles, des défauts et des difficultés propres à chacun(e)s qui font de nous des êtres interessants et complexes. Mais puisque cette exposition a été principalement crée durant la pandémie, elle a prit un tournure plus sombre qu’à mon habitude.

Avant cette période, partie d’entre nous avions la possibilité d’éviter de faire face à certains de nos problême, de façon consciente ou non, en se remplissant l’horaire de travail, d’obligations ou d’activités. Mais avec le confinement, qui nous a récemment fait l’effet d’un mirroir sur nous-même, nous sommes forcés à confronter des facettes plus sombres de notre personne et de nos relations et je voulais aussi aborder ça.

La distance physique en aura étrangement rapproché plusieurs par un besoin de connection, tout comme le fait de vivre le meme bouleversement tous en meme temps. Mais les clashs de comportements, de raisonnements et de valeurs avec des proches pourront avoir créer l’effet totalement l’inverse aussi. Quel moment completement fucked up nous vivons

Je crois que cette crise et ce qui en découle nous aura tous affectés psychologiquement et continuera de le faire sur le long terme. Nous en ressortirons changés c’est assuré. Plus forts pour certains et complêtement perdus pour d’autres.

Cette exposition est donc un amalgame, de réflexions, de trop plein, de peurs, d’espoir, d’humour et encore une fois une tentavite d’encourager le spectateur à exprimer ses feelings pour se libérer de poids qu’une personne est souvent inconscients de porter.

– Marie-Claude Marquis

Brian “Dovie” Golden’s ‘Warning Signs’ on view July 25 – August 15

Warning Signs
July 25, 2020 – August 15, 2020

Brian “Dovie” Golden is a visual artist who uses painting and drawing as an introspective tool for understanding issues of identity, race, gender and mental health, as well as an attempt to reconcile the harsh realities of life. His imagery is personal, incorporating realism through portraiture with cartoon style inclusions (aka his Fiends). The drawings depict angels, halos, devils, ropes and ribbons that bind and unwind, claws that cling, faces in crowds and huge teeth clamped like bear traps.

Golden was born and raised in Chicago and studied Graphic Design/Multimedia Production at the International Academy of Design and Technology, earning his BFA in 2007. Golden was awarded 1st Place at the Black Creativity Expo at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago in 2018 for his painting “Promises…Promises”. He currently lives and works in Chicago, continuing to expand his body of work through exhibitions, commissions and murals.

In Dovie’s latest exploration into the human spirit and experience, his life like portraits and menacing Fiends play a supporting role to the bold, angular shapes and arresting colors surrounding them. What does intuition look like? At first glance, we instinctively attempt to understand these shapes and colors, just as we do road signs. Only, the roads are our lives and lived experiences. And the hazards are the tempting, taunting Fiends that exist both within and around us.

Through this body of work, we are invited to consider the ways in which we sense their presence, and how this innate power lends us insight and foresight into our surroundings and the road ahead.