Heads Up Chicago! LAX / ORD – Thinkspace & Vertical Gallery Opening Next Week


LAX / ORD – curated show at Vertical Gallery (Chicago, IL)
Opening Reception with the Artist(s):
Saturday, September 3, 2016
6:00 – 10:00pm

Opening September 3rd at Vertical Gallery, Chicago, is LAX/ORD, a group exhibition showcasing new small format works by some of the most relevant and exciting artists working in the New Contemporary Art Movement. Connecting the West Coast art scene to that of the MidWest’s, this survey exhibition will feature local and international artists curated by one of the movement’s most active and respected proponents: Los Angeles’ Thinkspace gallery. This collaborative presentation with Patrick Hull’s Vertical Gallery is Thinkspace’s tenth iteration of its successful traveling exhibition series, and will be the largest presentation of New Contemporary art ever to take place in Chicago.

LAX ORD Preview

Featuring 12″ x 12″ small format works by nearly one hundred individual artists, LAX/ORD is broadly curated by Thinkspace’s co-founder Andrew Hosner. This comprehensive exhibition is meant to capture the diversity and dynamism of the steadily growing New Contemporary Art Movement, bringing the largest representative cross-section of its burgeoning international community to the MidWest for the first time. In addition to the ambitious gallery display, a site- specific mural collaboration between Ghostbeard and Patch Whisky will be presented in tandem with the exhibition.

With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art, and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” said Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner.

Ghostbeard & Patch Whisky public mural produced by Thinkspace x Vertical Gallery


Featuring 12×12 inch works from (99 total):
Aaron Nagel
Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Alex Yanes
Allison Sommers
Amanda Marie
Amy Crehore
Anthony Clarkson
Ariel DeAndrea
Benjamin Garcia
Brandi Read
Brian Mashburn
Buff Monster
Candice Tripp
Carl Cashman
Casey Weldon
Chad Pierce
Chie Yoshii
Christina Mrozik
Colin McMaster
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Dan Lydersen
Dan-ah Kim
David Rice
Derek Gores
Drew Leshko
Edwin Ushiro
Erik Siador
Felipe Pantone
Fernando Chamarelli
Fintan Magee
Frank Gonzales
Fuco Ueda
Fumi Nakamura
Greg Mike
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
Jacub Gagnon
Jaime Molina
James Bullough
Jana & JS
Jason Thielke
Jason Woodside
Jeremy Fish
Jeremy Hush
Joanne Nam
Josie Morway
Juan Travieso
Kelly Vivanco
Kohshin Finley
Know Hope
Kwanchia Moriya
Kyle Stewart
Linnea Strid
Lisa Ericson
Liz Brizzi
Lunar New Year
Martin Whatson
Mary Iverson
Matt Linares
Matt Small
Matthew Grabelsky
Meredith Marsone
Michael Reeder
Mike Egan
Miles Toland
Molly Gruninger
Neil Perry
Pam Glew
Patch Whisky
Paul Barnes
Peter Adamyan
Seamus Conley
Sean Mahan
Sean Norvet
Sebastian Wahl
Sergio Garcia
Seth Armstrong
Stella Im Hultberg
Tatiana Suarez
Tony Philipppou
Troy Coulterman
Troy Lovegates
UR New York
Wiley Wallace
Yok & Sheryo
Yosuke Ueno

See you soon Chicago!

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