“If you’re looking for one art show to attend this year, I’d like to suggest Thinkspace’s upcoming 5 Year Anniversary blow out. Established in 2005, Thinkspace is one of the few galleries who doesn’t just follow trends, they start them.” – MyModernMet.com
’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Allison Sommers
Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
All I’m going to say is that disgruntled travelers are involved.
What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Coffee and a pitcher of water. Periodic Elvis breaks. Extra towels for frequent spills. My tiny Dr. Zoidberg. Constant noise.
Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’ll be participating in a few group shows and will certainly be bringing more strange, lumbering beasts to life.
“While exploring the concept of consumption, Allison thumbs her nose at societal conventions of beauty, sexuality and morality. Working at a deliciously miniature scale, she has invented a cheerfully morbid fantasy-land that gives her leeway for infinite flourishes of invention.”– Erratic Phenomena
On the way to the amazing Dabs Myla show last night I swung through to check out the progress of tonight’s big Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Show and say hey to the crew down from SF… all I can say is do all you can to get down there tonight to catch this one-night only event. Below are some sneak peek images of this massive event coming together…
TONIGHT – Sat, November 14th 7-11PM Factory Place Arts Complex 1308 Factory Place in downtown Los Angeles (just off of Alameda off the 10)
This year, 2009,Juxtapoz is celebrating their 15th Anniversary. To help celebrate, Juxtapoz decided to put together a huge group show and have teamed up with Powerhouse Project in Detroit to help raise money to buy homes in abandoned neighborhoods in order to regenerate one of the symbols of American middle class cities.
To help make this event as big as possible, Juxtapoz reached out to some of their favorite galleries and asked for their help in curating this milestone event.
Artists featured in the auction on behalf of Thinkspace include: Anthony Clarkson, Dabs Myla, L. Croskey, Cherri Wood, Tran Nguyen, Brett Amory, Erik Siador, Nathan DeYoung, Anthony Pontius, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Sarah Joncas, Dan-ah Kim, Catherine Brooks, Kelly Vivanco, David MacDowell, Ekundayo, Brandi Milne, Tony Philippou, and Joshua Mays
Besides our gallery, others that helped bring the show together include Shooting Gallery, Copro Gallery, White Walls, Subliminal Projects, Jonathan LeVine, Show & Tell, and Fifty24SF. Nice company to say the least. We are honored to have been asked to help curate this special charitable auction and can’t wait for all to see this amazing collection of work this evening.
Independent of the above galleries, Juxtapoz has also secured works from the likes of Matthew Barney, Kehinde Wiley, Robert Williams, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Craola, Todd Schorr, David Choe, Todd “Reas” James, WK Interact, Robert Williams, “Big Daddy” Roth, Thomas Campbell, Estevan Oriol, Mister Cartoon, Paul Insect, Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, Alex Pardee, Saber, David Ellis, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Skinner, Haze, San, Dan Witz, D*Face, Andrew Schoultz, Richard Colman, Aaron Horkey, Saelee Oh, Lucy McLauchlan, Adam Wallacavage, AJ Fosik, Ron English, Josh Keyes, Monica Canilao, Shawn Barber, Kenji Hirata, Jay Howell, Vhils, Eine, Jeremyville, Augor, Herbert Baglione, Liz McGrath, Kelsey Brookes, Charles Glaubitz, Dennis McNett and many, many more. A simply STUNNING lineup of artists taking part in this awesome show.
‘…Away From The Things Of Man’ featuring new works and an installation from Kathleen Lolley + ‘A Brief History’ from Allison Sommers & ‘Inner Myth Pt. 1’ from Joao Ruas in our project room. All current exhibits are on view through June 5th.
Ekundayo tearing it up during last week’s Downtown Art Walk
Thank you to those that came down to the Downtown Art Walk last Thursday and said hey. We had a great time and Ekundayo and Mear One rocked some awesome pieces during their time at the Citizen Downtown Art Park.
Check out some coverage from Jack over at Dailydujour via the links below:
Coming up at Thinkspace: June 12th – July 3rd: Sarah Joncas “Beneath The Seams” + Kelly Vivanco “The Conservatory” & Tran Nguyen “Portraits of the Unknown” as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series in our project room
July 10th – August 7th: Stella Im Hultberg “Memento Mori” + Catherine Brooks “The Seeded Wind and Silent Motion; an Oeuvre of Beetled Beauty” & Hannah Stouffer “Twilight & Fate” as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series in our project room
August 8th & August 9th: Dennis McNett “Year of the Wolf” (special weekend only event)
August 14th – Sept. 4th: ‘Point Of No Return’ group show curated by MODART Magazine with featured artist Mr. Jago
Sept. 11th – Oct. 2nd: Camilla d’Errico & Caia Koopman + Lilly Piri, Fumi Nakamura + Yuka Yamaguchi in our project room and Nathan DeYoung as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series
Oct. 9th – Oct. 30th: Esao Andrews solo + Tony Philippou in our project room and Joshua Mays as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series
Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th: Timothy Karpinski solo + Turf One in our project room & Craig “Skibs” Barker as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series
Dec. 11th – Jan. 2nd: Andy Kehoe solo + Jesse Hotchkiss in our project room & Rebecca Hahn as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series
(l-r) Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace), Allison Sommers, Kathleen Lolley, Joao Ruas, Shawn Vezinaw Hosner & L. Croskey (Thinkspace)
Photos are now posted on our Flickr from this past Friday’s opening night reception. Thank you to all that came out and said hello to this month’s exhibiting artists and made them fell like they were at home. They all had a blast and had very succesful debut Los Angeles solo shows. We can’t thank you all enough for coming out and showing them support. There are some great pieces still on hand from each show, and their works are even better in person, so please be sure to come on through before their shows come down in early June.