Arrested Motion interview Jacub Gagnon

Jacub Gagnon 'Cakes and Ladders' - acrylic on canvas

Arrested Motion just posted their in-depth interview with emerging Canadian artist Jacub Gagnon as he prepares to make the trip down to LA for his big ‘Elements and Oddities‘ show which opens this Saturday alongside new works from Japan’s Yosuke Ueno.

“I feel as though there is more to life than we know and this will always be so. I think there are connections and streams of consciousness tying us together in unimaginable ways. In my paintings I try to make these ‘unlikely’ connections, the unimaginable, imaginable, bringing what might seem like unconnected or unlikely paths of life together under a new light.” – Jacub Gagnon

Check out Arrested Motion’s full interview with Gagnon here:

Check out pics from Gagnon’s studio along with a look inside Ueno’s studio here:

‘Elements and Oddities’
New works from Jacub Gagnon and Yosuke Ueno

Reception with the artists: Sat, April 30th 6-8PM

On view April 30th – May 14th

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. / Culver City, CA 90232 / Wed-Fri 1 to 6PM and Sat 1 to 8PM

Thinkspace May News Update…

Kathleen Lolley‘s mural/installation as part of
‘…Away From The Things Of Man’

Currently on view at Thinkspace:

‘…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.

View works from our current exhibits via the links below:
Kathleen Lolley –

Allison Sommers –

Joao Ruas –

View opening night photos here:

Great video tour of all three exhibitions courtesy of mrvader24

Some of the press received thus far for our May exhibits:


Fecal Face:

Arrested Motion:


Formag Mag:

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:

Mear One live painting at the Citizen Downtown Art Park:

Ekundayo live painting at the Citizen Downtown Art Park:

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

Thank you all for the ongoing support!!!

Baseman takes over Culver City this Saturday…

This is gonna be one amazing art happening with costumed Baseman characters, masks, music, dancing, lanterns & banners from Thailand, carnival lights, hula hoops on fire… everything you’ve heard about and more…. and this is just the outdoor festival taking up the entire parking lot next to Corey Helford.
Inside the gallery, Gary’s newest works and an amazing installation with participation from artists from around the world will be on view. I can’t think of anyone that has stepped out and done anything like this in a long time, so come on out and have some fun! The festival opens at 6:30 – don’t miss this!!!
View a great studio visit with Baseman from the fine folks at Arrested Motion here.
Plus Juxtapoz has been posting exclusive content leading into the opening. Check here and here and here.
Gary Baseman
“La Noche de la Fusion”
Opening Reception: Sat, May 2nd 7-10PM
(outdoor Carnivaleque festival kicks off at 6:30PM)
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City
(On view through May 23rd)

Our newest addition to the collection…

Word To Mother
“Piece Of Mind”
Mixed Media on Salvaged Wood
24″ x 19 1/2″ (62 x 49cm)
The piece comes from WTM‘s third UK solo show with Stolenspace, ‘Lost For Words’, that took place this past March. Perfect mix of both his styles and works on many levels, love it.
For tons of great coverage on this show, check out Arrested Motion here and here.
Watch for WTM to return to the U.S. later this year at Upper Playground’s Fifty24SF Gallery.

Todd Schorr this Saturday at Merry Karnowsky…

Todd Schorr

‘The World We Live In’
Opening Reception: Sat, March 28th 8-11PM
170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles / 323.933.4408
Schorr’s astonishing, highly polished realism, (inspired by Bosch, Brueghel and Dali), sets him apart from his best-known peers such as Camille Rose Garcia, Gary Baseman, and Mark Ryden. This is his first solo show in many years, and we couldn’t be more amped to see the new works in person this Saturday.
Check out a great interview that Arrested Motion did with Schorr here.
The good folks over at Arrested Motion and Modus Films also just posted a great lil’ teaser video. Check it out below.

If that wasn’t enough, mark your calendars now… we first posted this months ago, but here’s a reminder to make plans now to head north to San Jose for Schorr’s big 25-year retrospective exhibit that will open on June 27th at the San Jose Museum Of Art. His new book, American Surreal, will be released in conjunction with his retrospective in San Jose. More on both as we get closer…
Whatever you do, do not miss this show!!!