From The Streets Of Brooklyn coming this January…

“From The Streets Of Brooklyn”
Curated by Ad Hoc Art (Brooklyn, NY)
http://www.adhocart.org/

January 9th – February 6th, 2009

Opening Reception: Fri, Jan. 9th 7-11PM

Featuring an installation in our front entry install area from:
Gaia

Plus a massive installation in our project room from:
Imminent Disaster (work shown above)

Plus a special street installation from:
Ellis G.

Plus works on view in our main gallery from:
Abe Lincoln Jr.
Acne
AIKO (aka Aiko Nakagawa)
AnerA
Avoid Pi
avone

Bast
Bloke
c.damage.
Celso
Chris Stain
DAIN
Dan Witz
Dark Clouds
Elbow-Toe
Ellis G.
ELC (aka Endless Love Crew)
Faro
Gaia
GRL (Graffiti Research Lab)
Imminent Disaster
infinity
jm rizzi
Josh MacPhee
Juse One
Kuma
Matt Siren
Maya Hayuk
McMutt
Michael DeFeo (aka The Flower Guy)
MOMO
Peru Ana Ana Peru
PMP (aka Peripheral Media Projects)
Rate
Royce Bannon
Skewville
Slept
Sometimes
Sonet
Stikman
Thundercut
UFO
Unplate
+ more to be confirmed soon!
GET READY!!!

FUTURA VIP opening packs the house…

FUTURA‘s big “Strategic Synchronicity” VIP opening was this evening and the place was packed. In the house were celebrities such as Pete from Fall Out Boy and gal pal Ashlee Simpson, Saber, Revok, Estevan Oriol, Dr. Romanelli, Slick, Mr. Brainwash, several local gallery owners, collectors and downtown art scene regulars. Pieces were flying off the walls and at the close of the eve, only a handful remained for this weekend’s public viewing.

Above is a shot of the massive wall mural install that FUTURA created to greet patrons as they entered the building… while on the right hand side, one of the coolest bars at an opening I’ve seen in sometime…

All works featuring his iconic Pointman figure had sold prior to the opening…

Shown above are works from the ‘Venom Series’… it was around the time I took this photo that I heard word that Project and Cerasoli Gallery would be merging? That’s the word on the streets, not sure if someone has gotten wires crossed with this news or not, but pretty crazy huh?

The man of the hour himself throws a nice lil’ drawing in our sketchbook…

The Krunk guys even put together a super nice lil’ momento for the evening in the form of a show catalog highlighting some of the key works and some great insite from FUTURA. Word has it he’ll be showing over in the UK after this. Those of you in the UK, keep your ear to the ground for that action!

If you didn’t make it out tonight, the show is up through the weekend. Check Krunk’s site for full details.
Past that, hope you all can come on out to East Of Eden this weekend (http://www.edenexhibition.com/). We finished things up this evening and the joint looks awesome. All the galleries really delivered.

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

RECOMMENDED OPENINGS:

Thurs, Sept. 18th 7-10PM (RSVP only opening reception)
610 S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles (corner of 6th & Main)
“Strategic Synchronicity“ featuring new works from FUTURA
(Open to public Fri through Sun – check site for full details – see preview image above)
http://www.madkrunk.com/

Thurs, Sept. 18th 7-11PM
Munky King
7308 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.938.0091
Kick Drum Comix #1 release party with Jim Mahfood featuring a book signing and works on view from the book
http://www.munkyking.com/

Fri, September 19th / Sat, September 20th / Sun, September 21st
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 (a couple blocks west of La Luz De Jesus)
East Of Eden mulit-gallery exhibition featuring works from La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Black Maria, drkrm Gallery, Gallery Revisited, Ghetto Gloss, Junc Gallery, Materials & Applications, Metro Gallery, Thinkspace, Bert Green Fine Art, Acuna Hansen, David Patton, Farmlab, & De Soto plus numerous special installations and much more!
(3-day only special event) http://www.edenexhibition.com/ for full details including artists participating, hours & more (free to public)

Fri, Sept. 19th 7-11PM
The Grind
12222 Venice Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.397.2244
“Delicious Dimes” group show featuring works from Michael Pukac, Patrick Hammerlein, L. Croskey, Eric Montoya, Bill Bronson and many more plus live DJ action, live painting, & more
http://www.thegrindgallery.com/

Sat, Sept. 20th 8PM-Midnight
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“Vida e Morte” featuring new works from Pankill, Alexandre Anjo and Andre Firmiano
(On view through Oct. 12th)
http://www.carmichaelgallery.com/

Sat, Sept. 20th 7-10PM
The Hollywood Holistic Wellness Center
1445 North Gardner Street in Los Angeles
Community, Charity & Art (To Benefit: Project Angel Food & YMCA Transitional Housing Program) one night only special free event with refreshments, a raffle of a Green Bike and works on view from Michael C. Hsiung, Tatomir Pitariu and Rumiko Duffy

Sat, Sept. 20th 7PM-2AM ($15 admission before 10PM / $20 after)
Premiere Events Center
613 Imperial Street in Los Angeles
Create:Fixate group show with live painting from Mear One plus new works also on view from Dave Bondi, Marco Nunes, Robbie Conal, Shepard Fairey, Patric Haemmerlein, Lionel Uhry, and many more plus DJ sets, fashion show, video projections, and much more
http://www.createfixate.com/ for full details and artist lineup

Sat, Sept. 20th 7-10PM
The Cutting Room
1221 2nd St, Suite 150 in Santa Monica / 310.458.1700
New works from Marco Rafael Ponce, Michelle Kim and Sean Ford plus DJ Presto on the tables

Sat, Sept. 20th 6:30-10PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
“Under Flourescent Light” featuring new works from Masakatsu Sashie
(On view through Oct. 15th)
http://www.gr2.net/

.ISM "Sk8ology" auction closes this Friday!!!

The ISM: SK8OLOGY charity online auction is about to close. Giddy on up and get to bidding, some steals to be had and all for a good cause.

A number of Thinkspace regulars are included in the show, including the beauty pictured above from Audrey Kawasaki (with bidding only at $3,200 currently – a steal given the secondary market prices currently) as well as stunning boards from the likes of Brian Viveros, Amy Sol, Kelly Vivanco, Reuben Rude, and over 150 other other artists.
All proceeds go to support Now That You Know, a non-profit that gives girls from developing countries a “secure environment for learning and growth.”
The auction CLOSES THIS FRIDAY @ 8PM PST.

Check out all the works in the on-line auction here: Sk8ology Auction