Artist Kathy Ager, whose exhibition “Golden Age” is currently on view at Thinkspace Projects, was recently interviewed by Beautiful Bizarre about her latest body of work. Visit Beautiful Bizarre for the full interview.
In anticipation of the upcoming collaborative show “Seeing Red” at Thinkspace curated by the creator of BOOOOOOOM Jeff Hamada. Co-Owner and Curator of Thinkspace, Andrew Hosner was interviewed by Jeff for BOOOOOOOM’s “Influential Voices” series. Below are a few highlights of the interview which can be seen in full on BOOOOOOOM.com.
Join us for the opening of “Seeing Red”, Saturday, March 30th from 6 -9 pm.
Jeff Hamada: I’ve read (and listened to) a bunch of interviews you’ve done in the past, what can you tell me about yourself that you’ve never shared in an interview before?
Andrew Hosner: I obsessively drew Winnie the Pooh and his world of friends from the time I was like 4 until 7. My mom still has many of those drawings framed and hanging around my childhood home back in Michigan. From there, I moved on and grew to constantly copy the pages of Capt’n America and Fantastic Four comics… I still have the skills, I can copy just about anything put in front of me, I just never really developed that remarkable skill of being able to create my own world or draw without reference. Perhaps I should have pushed myself harder, but as I entered my teen years the world of heavy metal took over and I didn’t really draw anything past Metallica and Slayer logos and skulls for a long time haha. I’m happy with where I’m at and constantly get to use my creativity in exciting new ways. I feel it helps to be able to relate in some small way to the challenges our family of artists face with having to always come up with that next great image.
JH: What about now? I’d assume a lot more are artists are seeking you out now.
AH: Yes, we are inundated with submissions via email and the ungodly DM submission. A quick DM saying “Check me out” is kind of the “You up?” version of a submission in this digital age I feel haha. Just half assed and barely any info is ever given and I always get a HUGE laugh when I do click on a DM submission and it’s from a private account. I’m not going to friend request you, just to view your work. I mean…
With that said, I will never loose site of the fact that I can’t believe creative types from all around the world hit us up, and show us love and have followed us for years in hopes of one day working with us. The mere fact that they took the time to do so… the fact they even know we exist, I try to never lose site of that simple notion. I’m still blown away that anyone outside of LA is into what we’re rocking and love our creative vision. Keep it humble, and life rewards you.
Keep it humble, and life rewards you. – Andrew Hosner
Congratulations to Spenser Little for his feature on the Hi-Fructose website.
When Spenser Little bends wire, an assuming material can become an elaborate tapestry. – Hi-Fructose
Matt Gondek recently sat down with curator and co-owner of Thinkspace Projects Andrew Hosner for podcast Harsh Truth and the results are now live over at www.HarshTruthPodcast.com or on your favorite podcast streaming network.
“We discussed our gallery’s history, the state of the art world today, how to properly submit to a gallery these days, what we look for in new artists, are galleries still a viable outlet and so much more. Good talk, thanks again for the invite, Matt!” – Andrew Hosner
Online magazine Cartwheel Art featured the opening reception of Vitality and Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape at the Long Beach Museum of Art.
Each artist’s installation is activated by the space it occupies and the work it sits next to. Occupying both floors of the museum’s galleries, it is nearly impossible to view one artist’s installation on it’s own, without seeing another out of the corner of your eye. This aspect of the exhibit challenges you to experience the layers of artworks as they bounce off one another and consume the space in totality. – Cartwheel Art
Visit their website to view the full review and photos of the event, EVENT PHOTO COVERAGE: Opening Reception of Vitality and Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape, at Long Beach Museum of Art.
Vitality and Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape is on view now through September 29th at the Long Beach Museum of Art.
Visit the Thinkspace Projects website for more information here.