“Aloha, Mr. Hand”
Group Show inaugurating our new gallery space
On view January 9 – January 30, 2021
2020 has proven to be an immensely challenging time for galleries and the art world as a whole, but for its 15th anniversary, Thinkspace powered through the chaos to have one of its most successful years to date. When galleries and museums began closing their doors due to COVID-19, Thinkspace immediately pivoted to virtual programming, hosting opening nights on IG Live, and virtual Google Street View-style gallery tours on their website. The gallery was at a unique advantage in digital programming, since for years they have had the artists themselves walk viewers through their exhibitions in a series of first-person videos, providing unparalleled commentary and insight into the work on the wall and their creative processes. This positioning and preparation allowed a number of their shows to sell out in spite of lockdown, raising over $100,000 for local COVID relief and Black Lives Matter charities. Thinkspace is even kicking off the decade with a move to a new location in December, opening its doors in the new arts district emerging at Jefferson and La Brea, at 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, California.
Among successes for the gallery this year, 2020 kicked off with an 80 artists group show celebrating Thinkspace’s 15th anniversary, with custom 15-inch square panels from Trekell. To date, the show has nearly sold out. Following the abrupt change in March that halted in-person capabilities, the gallery continued its programming with sold out virtual exhibitions of artists James Bullough, Ermsy, Kayla Mahaffey, Scott Listfield, Max Sansing, and many more. In June, Thinkspace released an exclusive series of prints by Kayla Mahaffey and successfully raised over $90,000 for Black Lives Matter.
With 15 years and counting of success, in December, Thinkspace will expand from its current 2,200 square foot space in Culver City and more than double in size to a 4,500 square foot warehouse in the new Jefferson / La Brea arts district in the heart of Los Angeles. The dramatic change takes the gallery from the current 2,200 sq ft space to a brand new 4,500 sq ft space with 12 foot walls and 20 foot arched ceilings.
With unparalleled success in one of the toughest years for galleries in recent times, it’s safe to say there is more coming from Thinkspace and it is not to be missed.
Featuring new work from:
Brian M. Viveros
Hanna Lee Joshi
Hilda Palafox (aka Poni)
Julio Anaya Cabanding
Marie Claude Marquis
Nosego (aka Yis Goodwin)
“If I’m here, and you’re here, doesn’t that make it our time?”
– J. Spicoli