SANER’s debut LA solo show coming up next week

Mid-City Arts in association w/ Montana Cans & 33third LA present:
‘Sequestro Express (Kidnap Express)’

The debut LA solo show from Mexico City Street Artist SANER

Mexico City Artist SANER brings the outdoor public art experience into a private gallery setting. All artwork pieces will be given out free to the public.

Edgar “SANER” Flores is an urban artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Raised by his parents in Mexico City and surrounded by rich color and tradition, SANER developed an interest in drawing and Mexican muralism early on. He began expressing himself on paper and through graffiti art, later going on to earn a degree in graphic design from the Universidad Autónoma de México. His creations are influenced by Mexican custom and folklore, color, mysticism, masks and skulls. A mix of these lifelong interests and passions has led him to become the artist he is today. SANER’s work has been featured in galleries in Mexico, the United States, London, Berlin and Barcelona.

Look for a huge feature on SANER in the new issue of Juxtapoz now on stands (August 2011 / n.127)

Fri, July 29th 8-10PM

Mid-City Arts
5113 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles
www.33third.com

Digital previews for Tran Nguyen + David Bray at Thinkspace

Tran Nguyen 'When The World Isn't Looking' - colored pencil and acrylic washes on Rives BFK paper - 12x15 inches (2011)

Tran Nguyen returns this Saturday to Thinkspace with ‘The Synapse Between Here and There‘. Following up on her March 2010 sold out solo show with us, her upcoming exhibition will feature 14 new paintings alongside 3 process drawings. This exhibition marks Tran’s largest collection of original work to date and we are so excited to finally be able to share them with you.

Tran Nguyen ‘The Synapse Between Here and There’

Take a look at the digital preview for Tran’s show here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/07/works.php

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 (see note below please).

PLEASE NOTE: due to demand, please try to list an alternate work or two from Tran’s show that you may have your eye on in addition to your main choice. It will greatly help us in being able to secure you a work from this high demand exhibition. When responding, please be sure to list the best phone number for us to reach you at during the day. We will start getting back to folks late on Tuesday afternoon PST after all have had a chance to view the preview. Speed of response does not guarantee anything please know, as we’ve a waiting list we are going to try to work through to keep things fair for all.

David Bray 'A Letter To Three Wives' - mixed media on paper - 15x22.5 inches (2011)

PLUS we’ll have David Bray in from the UK in our project room for his debut U.S. solo show. ‘Return of Bad Wisdom’ features nine new mixed media works on paper along with a collection of smaller works that compliment the 7 larger works featured in the exhibit.

David Bray ‘Return of Bad Wisdom’

Take a look at the digital preview for Bray’s show here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/07/project/works.php

Reception with both artists in attendance:
THIS SAT – July 16th 5-8PM

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

Two weeks to go until Tran Nguyen’s return to Thinkspace!

Tran Nguyen 'The Man With The Occupied Hands' - acrylic and color pencil on Rives BFK paper (2011)

Tran Nguyen
‘The Synapse Between Here and There’

Reception with the artist:
Sat, July 16th 5-8PM

On view July 16th – August 6th

Take a look inside Tran’s studio here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157626511343709/

‘The Synapse Between Here and There’ will feature the largest collection of Tran’s work to date and we’re simply thrilled at how all has come together for the show. Tran has really delivered a striking and thought provoking body of work that we’re excited for all to see. Two weeks and counting…

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

David Bray’s ‘Return Of Bad Wisdom’ – this July in Thinkspace’s project room

David Bray 'When The Bough Breaks' - mixed media on paper - 15x22.5 inches (2011)

David Bray
‘Return of Bad Wisdom’

Reception with the artist:
Sat, July 16th 5-8PM in our project room

On view July 16th – August 6th

Take a look inside Bray’s UK studio here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157626787585059/

Check out the many facets of Bray’s creative side at his site here:
www.davidbray.eu/

After turning heads at our ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this past November, we’re looking forward to hosting Bray’s debut U.S. solo show this July. Look for an interview with Bray to be posted here next week along with more details and sneak peeks from ‘Return Of Bad Wisdom’.

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

‘Impetus’ – Thinkspace at the University of Arizona this September

Pedro Matos' new piece for 'Impetus' - this September at the University of Arizona

Thinkspace at the University of Arizona’s Joseph Gross Gallery

“Impetus”

On view: Sept. 6th – Nov. 9th, 2011
Opening Reception: Thurs, Sept. 8th 5-6:30PM

Where:
The Joseph Gross Gallery at the University of Arizona
1031 N. Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721
www.arts.arizona.edu/galleries

Featuring new works from:
Kelly Allen
Brett Amory
Seth Armstrong
Ana Bagayan
David Bray
Liz Brizzi
Catherine Brooks
Adam Caldwell
David Cooley
Ekundayo
Jacub Gagnon
HOW and NOSM
Duncan Jago
Timothy Karpinski
Jen Lobo
David MacDowell
Pedro Matos
Tran Nguyen
Kevin Peterson
Jeff Ramirez
Allison Sommers
Linnea Strid
Jason Thielke
Yosuke Ueno
Kelly Vivanco

PLUS a special mural installation from DABS MYLA

Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Lionel Romach Endowment and University of Arizona School of Art

For directions and more information, please visit: http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/galleries/

Information on the gallery/university:
The Joseph Gross Gallery, located on the campus of The University of Arizona across from The University of Arizona Museum of Art, was built in 1993 as part of the new Arts Complex for the College of Fine Arts. The Gallery was originally established in 1978 with a generous endowment from Joseph F. Gross, Professor of Chemical Engineering, in memory of his father, Joseph Gross, Sr. The Joseph Gross Gallery strives to include diverse audiences, diverse contexts, media, conceptual content, and an interest in new technologies and ways of seeing and art making. The 2,500 square foot gallery space provides a showplace for the work of students, faculty, and those artists whose work can both impact and interact with the University and community. The Gallery presents approximately eight exhibitions annually including solo and group exhibitions by nationally acclaimed artists, faculty and alumni shows, and MFA Thesis Exhibitions.