Hi-Fructose visit the studio of Caia Koopman

Hi-Fructose recently posted some nice studio shots from Caia Koopman as she prepared for her ‘Lost Souls & Sacred Hearts’ solo exhibition which will be touring France this year visiting all of the various Spacejunk outlets.

Check out their full studio visit with Caia here:

View the works in ‘Lost Souls & Sacred Hearts‘ here:

Watch for Caia to return to Thinkspace next spring in a special show alongside Sarah Joncas. Until then, those in France need to get out to Spacejunk this summer and check out her traveling exhibition.

Spacejunk Bayonne
May 12th – July 16th

Spacejunk Lyon
Sept. 8th – Oct. 22nd

Spacejunk Grenoble
Oct. 27th – Dec. 10th

Spacejunk Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Dec. 15th – Jan. 28th, 2012


Flavorwire showcase the work of Pakayla Rae Biehn

One of Pakayla Rae Biehn's new oil paintings for "Being There"

“Pakayla Biehn’s beautiful paintings are delicate confections of dreams and spun sugar, her subjects swathed in petals or soft cloth, her signature double exposure effect lending a gentle sense of unreality. The double exposure effect, usually limited to photographic work, for obvious reasons, shows her mastery at deciphering the space in which she places her subjects and sheds light on the way they relate to one another.” – Flavorwire.com

Check out Flavorwire’s full feature on Pakayla’s work here:

Pakayla Rae Biehn at work in her studio

Check out another recent interview with Pakayla on My Modern Met here:

And another recent one here:

Pakayla at work in her studio up in the Bay Area

‘Being There’ will feature eight new oil paintings on canvas from Pakayla and we’ll also be showcasing her “lens curtain” as well as her collection of corrective eyewear from over the years due to suffering from Strabismus.

In Pakayla’s own words she describes Strabismus:
“My paintings are based on the side effects I encounter from this condition. The simplest explanation of my disease is that the muscles in my eyes do not communicate with the other and each eye struggles for dominance. I can not focus both my eyes on a single point in space at the same time and this fight between them is what causes double vision.”

To help share her perception of the world Pakayla often takes her own source photographs and then manipulates a ‘double exposure’ image in photo shop and uses that as a reference for her final oil painting. All this while suffering from the above mentioned site condition is just a wee bit mind blowing if you ask me.

One of Pakayla's new paintings for "Being There"

‘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

Hi-Fructose interview Seth Armstrong / new solo in SF at Gallery Heist opens this Sat, May 14th

Hi-Fructose just interviewed Seth Armstrong as he prepares to open up his new solo show this evening at Gallery Heist in San Francisco. Better yet, the interview was conducted by fellow Thinkspace family member Brett Amory (who just showed alongside Seth at Thinkspace this past January).

Seth Armstrong ‘Another Thing Coming’

May 14th – June 11th, 2011 at Gallery Heist in San Francisco

Check out Hi-Fructose’s full interview with Seth here:

Arrested Motion interview Jacub Gagnon

Jacub Gagnon 'Cakes and Ladders' - acrylic on canvas

Arrested Motion just posted their in-depth interview with emerging Canadian artist Jacub Gagnon as he prepares to make the trip down to LA for his big ‘Elements and Oddities‘ show which opens this Saturday alongside new works from Japan’s Yosuke Ueno.

“I feel as though there is more to life than we know and this will always be so. I think there are connections and streams of consciousness tying us together in unimaginable ways. In my paintings I try to make these ‘unlikely’ connections, the unimaginable, imaginable, bringing what might seem like unconnected or unlikely paths of life together under a new light.” – Jacub Gagnon

Check out Arrested Motion’s full interview with Gagnon here:

Check out pics from Gagnon’s studio along with a look inside Ueno’s studio here:

‘Elements and Oddities’
New works from Jacub Gagnon and Yosuke Ueno

Reception with the artists: Sat, April 30th 6-8PM

On view April 30th – May 14th

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

Juxtapoz interview Yosuke Ueno

Yosuke Ueno 'Kumo Nori' - acrylic on canvas

Juxtapoz just interviewed Yosuke Ueno as he prepares for the opening of ‘Elements and Oddities‘, his upcoming show with us alongside Jacub Gagnon that kicks off this coming Sat, April 30th at Thinkspace. Following up on his nearly sold-out solo show with us last year, this new series features some of Ueno’s most heartfelt work yet with several pieces greatly influenced by the recent natural disasters in his home country of Japan.

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview from Juxtapoz here:

Check out pics from Yosuke’s studio along with a look inside Gagnon’s studio here:

‘Elements and Oddities’
New works from Yosuke Ueno and Jacub Gagnon

Reception with the artists: Sat, April 30th 6-8PM

On view April 30th – May 14th

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