Last days to catch "Dreamgirls…" + "The Silent Treatment" this week @ Thinkspace…

Your last chance to view the exhibitions from Amy Crehore and Anthony Clarkson are this Thursday and Friday at Thinkspace… then we’ll be taking ’em down and getting ready for the March exhibitions with Matthew Feyld and David MacDowell.

‘Dreamgirls and Ukes’ and ‘The Silent Treatment’ are on view through this Fri, March 6th – don’t miss the final two days to catch both exhibits.

Thinkspace Gallery (4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375 / open this Thur and Fri from 1-6PM)

View the works from ‘Dreamgirls & Ukes’ here.

View the works from ‘The Silent Treament’ here.

I’ll be posting the ‘recommended openings’ for this weekend early Thursday AM. So many killer shows this weekend. Things kick off Thursday night with the big Hush and Flip shows at Carmichael and don’t let up from there. Really looking forward to the return of the Kitschen Sync group show at LaLuz on Friday too. We really are spoiled living out in Southern California when it comes to the arts.

The press love for Amy Crehore’s debut Los Angeles solo show continues…

The press love for Amy Crehore‘s debut Los Angeles solo show with us continues to stream in.

Juxtapoz just posted a nice re-cap of the opening night and a link to the show pieces here.

Juxtapoz also did a cool ’20 Questions’ feature with Amy just before the show. In case you missed that, check it out here.

Additional press of note includes:
Pop Drawer , Arrested Motion, The Rumpus, boingboing , Metromix L.A. (the newspaper version, too), Fabulist, Format Mag, and even a nice mention on KPFK radio via Ali Lexa’s show.

If you missed the interview I posted with Amy here on Sour Harvest leading into the opening of her solo, be sure to check it out here.
Amy also posted some nice pics on her blog of the show all hung in the gallery here and we have a slew of shots of the opening night reception and the works all hung in the gallery as well here.

In addition to our photo set, Amy has a nice set up on our her flickr too of all the works here.

For those that missed it, a great interview was also posted with Sadie Magazine leading into the show and a great ful-page preview / mini-interview with both Amy and myself is featured in the new issue of Inked Magazine (which is now on news stands nationwide).

‘Dreamgirls and Ukes’ is on view through March 6th – don’t miss it!
Thinkspace Gallery (4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375 / Open Thursday through Sunday from 1-6PM)
View the works from ‘Dreamgirls & Ukes’ here.
Also, since the works in the preview don’t feature the ukes strung up and ready to play, Amy’s also posted pics of all the ukes ready to play, after her husband Lou, a professional luthier, strung them and tuned them – they look fabulous – check out the images here.

Opening night pics & video from ‘Dreamgirls & Ukes’ + ‘The Silent Treatment’ @ thinkspace…

The opening night for Amy Crehore‘s (pictured above) ‘Dreamgirls & Ukes’ and Anthony Clarkson‘s (pictured below) ‘The Silent Treatment’ went off in style. Thank you to all that braved the crappy weather to come out and enjoy the show…

Those that showed up around 9PM were treated to a very special performance from Amy’s band ‘The Hokum Scorchers’ (see below). The Scorchers treated all in attendance to almost a full hour of blues, rags and jug band songs from the 20’s and 30’s. A big thank you to Amy and her husband Lou for providing a very memorable night that many were still talking about the next night at the ‘Movers & Shakers’ opening (see overview on that show below)…

We captured a few songs from ‘The Hokum Scorchers’ on video to share with you all. Below is one and others are viewable on our YouTube page here.

Both shows on view through March 6th
Thinkspace Gallery (4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375)

To view more ‘opening night’ shots from both exhibits, click here.

View the works from ‘Dreamgirls & Ukes’ here.

View the works from ‘The Silent Treatment’ here.

Anthony Clarkson opens his debut LA solo show @ thinkspace this Fri…

Anthony Clarkson can be seen above putting the finishing touches on his wall mural/show title treatement. This Fri at Thinkspace, The Silent Treatment will serve as Anthony Clarkon‘s debut solo show. Please be sure to congratulate him if you see him Friday!
He’s got some nice elements included in the show, and he’s got such a promising career ahead, really glad to be able to call him a friend.

Finished wall painting/mural from Anthony Clarkson

The opening night will also serve as the official release for Clarkson’s first print:
“The Organ Grinder”
13×19″ print
Giclee on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching paper
Hand-signed & numbered by the artist
Limited Edition of 25 prints + 2 artist proofs
$50 each while supplies last

As if issuing his 1st print wasn’t enough, Clarkson has raised the ante a bit, and gone and created one of the coolest lil’ flasks we’ve ever seen.
“Drink Me” custom flasks
Limited Edition of 30
– Embossed steel icon, hand signed/numbered tag, deluxe velvet carrying bag
Only $40 while supplies last

We’ve also hung a nice lil’ salon wall heading into our project room featuring some great smaller works from Matthew Feyld, ARMSROCK, Fafi, Microbo, Timothy Karpinski, Sarah Joncas, Matt Dangler, Allison Sommers, Peter Taylor, Acorn & others – if you see anything you like, mention you saw this here 1st and we’ll give you 20% off the piece – ya’ can’t beat that.

PLUS we’ve got ‘Dreamgirls & Ukes’ in our main gallery from Oregon-based artist Amy Crehore, and she really put her all into this show. 14 new oil works on linen + 13 custom painted ukuleles… and the above beautiful wall painting that will greet patrons on opening night.

Fri, Feb. 13th 7-11PM @ Thinkspace (don’t miss it!!!)

Digital Preview for Dreamgirls & Ukes from Amy Crehore

Digital Preview for The Silent Treatment from Anthony Clarkson

Amy Crehore & Anthony Clarkson busy on the install for this Friday’s opening at Thinkspace…

Amy Crehore arrived into town from Oregon late Sunday afternoon and hit the ground running on Monday, waisting no time in getting started on her front entry area wall mural…

Rough sketched out mural/show title starting to take shape…

Coming along nicely… be sure to come by opening night to check out the finished product.

Amy’s ukulele arsenal laid out, and ready for installation…

The ukes are just amazing. All have been lovingly restored by her husband, who’s a professional luthier, and are ready to play. Beautiful antiques taken to another level by Amy’s talented hand.

The installation of things is coming along… going to be a very nice flow of works, can’t wait for all to enjoy this one, really a fun show.

Anthony Clarkson arrived today and is starting in on his wall mural and getting all his paintings ready for installation… the gallery is abuzz with activity.

Opening this Fri, Feb. 13th 7-11PM @ Thinkspace
Amy Crehore‘s Dreamgirls & Ukes
+ Anthony Clarkson‘s The Silent Treatment
4210 Santa Monica Blvd (near Sunset Junction) in Los Angeles