Late April 2023 Group Exhibition at Antler Gallery + Talon Gallery in Portland, OR

Curated by Antler Gallery + Talon Gallery and Thinkspace Projects

On view April 27 – May 21, 2023 at:
Antler Gallery + Talon Gallery
2728 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 27 from 6-9pm

Thinkspace Projects (Los Angeles, California) is excited to be partnering once again with our friends up in the Pacific Northwest at Antler Gallery and Talon Gallery (Portland, Oregon).

This dynamic exhibition will help to shine a light on the plight of our endangered species around the world and hopefully help open some eyes to how we can still help our fellow animals to survive and thrive, so that future generations can experience their majestic marvel for themselves.

We’ll be donating 10% of the sale from each work sold to to help in their fight to save our endangered species in the animal kingdom. We’ve worked with them many times in the past and they are a great organization dedicated to helping our wildlife.


Featuring work from over 70 artists spanning the globe:
Allison Bamcat
Amandine Urruty
Amy Ruppel
Amy Sol
Andrea Guzzetta
Andy Kehoe
Anne Smerdon
Anthony Ausgang
Anthony Clarkson
Anthony Solano
Antonio J. Ainscough
Bennett Slater
Brad Woodfin
Brin Levinson
Calvin Ma
Casey Weldon
Cayl Austin
Chloe Becky
Chris Austin
Claire Milligan
Cody Jimenez
Craig Barker
Creature Creature
Dewi Plass
Euan Roberts
Fandi Angga Saputra
Frank Gonzales
Fumi Nakamura
GV Kelley
Ha Haengeun
Hannah Eddy
Heiko Müller
James Thistllethwaite
Jacub Gagnon
Jeremy Nichols
Jon MacNair
Josh Keyes
Julian Callos
Juliet Schreckinger
Kelly Vivanco
Ken Flewellyn
Kim Slate
Kimera Wachna
Kristy Moreno
Manuel Zamudio
Marcos Navarro
Miriam Frank
Natalie Erickson
Neil Perry
Nicole Evans
Nikoo Bafti
Paola Ciarska
Rachel Sabin
Sean Banister
Sloppy Seconds
Spenser Little
Steve Seeley
Stig Bergas
Super A
Susannah Kelly
Thomas Jackson
Travis Black
Tripper Dungan
Vanessa Morata
VR Rivera
Young-Ji Cha
Yuta Tamura
Zoe Keller

Exhibition will be on view April 27 through May 21, 2023

Interview with Amy Sol for NEXUS III at The Brand Library & Art Center

Technically self-taught, Amy Sol has spent many years perfecting her own mixed pigments and materials. Known for a distinctive palette with a subtle ghostly cast, her compositions possess poetically measured images that invoke melancholic pause in spite of their idyllic beauty and calm, feeling at times like the magic of fairytale tempered by the ambivalence of the adult.

What was the inspiration behind the body of work that will be showing at the Brand Library & Art Center?

I painted these works over the summertime of 2020 during the pandemic. I approached these pieces as a form of meditation & introspective peace I was searching for at  the time. The portraits for instance, are focused on medicinal plants I had as reference in my studio with a very limited colored palette. This allowed my mind to wander and relax a bit while I got lost in the small details. I had to look inwards to find calm during times when I could not find it in the outside world. It was my goal to communicate this with each of the paintings. 

Do you have any pre-studio rituals that help you get into a creative flow?

I always drink tea and try to go on a walk before I work. I’m lucky to live in a pretty beautiful area where there are abundant trees and plantlife to look at. 

It’s was a challenge to stay free of distractions during some of the stranger times this year. I found that if I went straight to work and stayed away from my phone a bit, it helped me maintain a flow state necessary to paint. 

When you were working on this body of work, what were you listening to in the background? 

I listened to a lot of new music I found online, I really enjoyed instrumental lo fi and wavy music playlists just to have going in the background. I spent more time with my windows open just hearing bird sounds as well. I have a broad taste in music, it just depends on the mood and vibe of the moment!! 

When I start sketching, I definitely go for music to help with the creative flow. As things start to get technical and tedious I’ll put on an audio book or podcast to keep myself entertained. 

Is there an artist or piece of work that has made a significant impact on you? 

Many many, but off the top of my head I saw some Eyvind Earle originals at an art fair while I was a teenager. These works definitely sparked something in me and kind of woke me up to the possibilities. 

Has that work influenced your own artistic voice/style? 

Sure, I do think his work inspired me to explore and experiment to find a way to uniquely communicate my love of nature. I also loved animation and his art was a sort of bridge from illustration to painting mixed with a strong visual language he made his own, I found all of that intriguing and inspiring. 

What piece challenged you most in this body of work, and why?

I think the painting Biome was a challenge to paint because I was trying to express a very strong feeling I was dealing with. It was challenging to synthesize this feeling into one simple and emotionally nuanced portrait but that was my goal.  

This piece started when I was experiencing some old emotions stirring up from my past trauma dealing with severe pneumonia. That trauma sort of re awakened because of this pandemic. This feeling blended into a concept, the reality of interconnectedness of humans and nature and the need to recognize vulnerability as awareness not weakness. 

I started off sketching mycelium-like forms to represent the lungs of the subject. The salamander is a symbol of vulnerability & vitality. I choose an Amphibian because they are sensitive creatures being both land and water borne. Because of this, they are considered accurate indicators of the health of the environment they dwell in.

Her floating head in the darkness sort of reflects this idea that because our minds & egos are all encompassing to our own human experiences, we sometimes forget how interconnected we are to other living things. 

This piece really helped me put some closure on my past experiences & navigate some unresolved emotions. 

What do you think will be said about the New Contemporary Art Movement in 100 years?

I hope it will be looked back upon as a time of positive & progressive transformation in the psyche of humans and our push towards a better future. Many artists make art to send messages about what we care about & we communicate what matters most to humanity across a broad spectrum.


Visit for a self-guided virtual tour of Nexus III featuring a solo exhibition from Amy Sol at the Brand Library & Art Center .

Virtual Tour of Nexus III at The Brand Library & Art Center

November 7, 2020 – January 6, 2020

The Brand Library & Art Center in collaboration with Thinkspace Projects is pleased to present a virtual tour through Nexus III featuring solo exhibitions from Yosuke Ueno, Perez Bros, Leon Keer, Reen Barrera, Amy Sol, and Uriginal aka Uri Martinez.

Visit for a self-guided virtual tour.

Tour by Birdman

Photo Tour of NEXUS III at The Brand Library & Art Center

The Brand Library & Art Center and Thinkspace Projects are pleased to present Nexus III, showcasing a curated selection of international artists belonging to the New Contemporary Art Movement. This special exhibition will include mini solo shows from Yosuke Ueno, The Perez Bros, Amy Sol, Leon Keer, Reen Barrera and Uriginal (aka Uri Martinez).

Please enjoy a photo tour through the exhibition below.

Video tour of NEXUS III at the Brand Library & Art Center

Brand Library & Art Center presents:

NEXUS III – curated by Thinkspace Projects

On view virtually from November 7, 2020 through January 6, 2021

Featuring solo projects from:
YOSUKE UENO – Majestic Parade
THE PEREZ BROS – More Bounce
AMY SOL – Forest Dreams
LEON KEER – Contradictions

The Brand Library & Art Center and Thinkspace Projects are pleased to present Nexus III, showcasing a curated selection of international artists belonging to the New Contemporary Art Movement. This special exhibition will include mini solo shows from Yosuke Ueno, The Perez Bros, Amy Sol, Leon Keer, Reen Barrera and Uriginal (aka Uri Martinez).

Known for it’s renewed emphasis on figuration, representational genres, and narrative in the wake of art academe’s conceptual turn of the 90s, the New Contemporary Art Movement is shaped by a foundational countercultural edge, public activations, and its social impetus. Largely self-supported and community-driven, the movement has taken shape beyond gallery walls and outside of traditional institutional vetting. Now, as diverse and heterogeneous aesthetically as it is geographically and culturally expansive, the New Contemporary has come into its own as a globally energized art movement.


Brand Library & Art Center has been a cornerstone for the arts in Southern California since 1956. This unique public library focuses on visual arts and music and provides free services and programs for a diverse community, including a collection of over 110,000 items, subject specialist librarians, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, dance performances, films, and hands-on craft programs for children and adults. Always evolving, Brand Library utilizes new technologies and continues to develop innovative programs to serve an ever-widening public interested in the arts. Brand Library & Art Center is a branch of the City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department.