RAIZ II Group Show with a featured installation from Carlos Ramirez in Palm Desert curated by Thinkspace Projects | Tlaloc Studios | The Perez Brothers at Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts College of the Desert on September 26, 2023

The Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts presents:

RAIZ II
Group Show + a solo exhibition and installation from Carlos Ramirez

Curated by Thinkspace Projects | Tlaloc Studios | The Perez Brothers
with installations and mini-artist mart from the Bloody Gums Collective + live screen printing from Blue Hill Studios + the Bajitos Del Valle CC car club + free tacos from SALSITAS_V.I.P + live music from Cálmala I Cumbia de Coachella and DJs in the courtyard.

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 28 from 4-7pm, open and free to all!

On view September 26 through October 27, 2023 at:
Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts
College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, California 92260

Collector Preview will be shared this Friday, September 22.

Always in pursuit of uniting and elevating the New Contemporary Art community, Thinkspace Projects teams up with Tlaloc Studios and the Perez Bros to present ‘RAIZ II’. Building on the community created with our first ‘RAIZ’ exhibition that took place at the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale, California earlier this year, ‘RAIZ II’ seeks to strengthen.

We are also excited to be able to provide Alejandra and Vicente Perez their first opportunity to curate as well. The brothers have helped to make ‘RAIZ II’ a true family affair and we are so honored to have them a part of this special showcase.

With nearly 60 artists in the group show alone, the extravaganza is sure to be diverse and varied, bringing universal appeal from so many incredible contributors. With a focus on local Los Angeles based artists, the lineup is as impressive as it is varied. A solo show from the legendary Carlos Ramirez (ex-Date Farmers) rounds out the exhibition, filling the walls with innovative and genre-blending pieces across several mediums from the Coachella Valley artist.

The surrounding grounds themselves will also be bursting with compelling content, from live screen printing with our friends at Blue Hill Studios to a mini-mart filled with local creatives put together by the Bloody Gums artist collective alongside installations and more from the Bloody Gums crew plus local low rider club Bajitos Del Valle will be on hand to showcase as well. Save the date and we will see you soon!

The show opens with a special celebration on Thursday, September 28th with a reception from 4PM to 7PM. The exhibition will be on view from September 26 through October 27 at the Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts, located at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California.

Featured solo exhibition from Carlos Ramirez (work shared above) alongside a group show with:

Abars
Estefania Ajcip
Anta52
Andrea Aragon
Michael Bardales-Uriostegui
Alex Bargas
Brek
Joshua Castaneda
Emilia Cruz
Deladeso
Delisha
Leo Eguiarte
Sofia Enriquez
Priscilla S. Flores
Eduardo Gomez
GoopMassta
Emiliana Henriquez
Cody Jimenez
Haylie Jimenez
Sydnie Jimenez
Larry Li
Daniel Lopez
Kiara Aileen Machado
Danny Martinez (aka Van Dam One)
Steve Martinez
Jay McKay
Mister Toledo
Nikkolos Mohammed
Kristy Moreno
Lolbette Moreno (aka Lola)
Mr. B Baby
Baby Mueller
Jasaya Neale
Chaz Outing
Jerry Peña
Jacky Pereo
Randy Perez
Simone Quiles
Johnny Quintanilla
Lily Ramirez
Roger Ramirez
Nori Rasmussen
Roja
Conrad Ruiz
Javier Hache Ruiz
Esteban Raheem Abdul Raheem Samayoa
Tamara Santibanez
Mia Scarpa
Eduardo Soto
Sob Story
Hedy Torres
Melly Trochez
Juri Umagami
Bryan Valdez
Ramon Vargas
Josh Vasquez
Daisy Velasco
Manuel Zamudio

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Photo Tour of Austyn Taylor’s ‘Cookie Monster’ and Jimbo Lateef’s ‘Chronicles of Life’

Thinkspace presents a photo tour of AUSTYN TAYLOR ‘Cookie Monster’ in Gallery III, and JIMBO LATEEF ‘Chronicles of Life’ in Gallery IV, as well as ‘New Works‘ from BREK showcased this month in our new Dog House Gallery.

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through May 27, 2023.

Photos by @BirdManPhotos.

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Video Tour & Opening Reception Party of May 2023 Exhibitions featuring Brian ‘Dovie’ Golden, Armani Howard, Austin Taylor, Jimbo Lateef, and Brek at Thinkspace Projects

Thinkspace presents a video tour and opening reception of BRIAN ‘DOVIE’ GOLDEN ‘Hard Candy’. Along with ARMANI HOWARD ‘Songs of Dawn’ showing in Gallery II, AUSTYN TAYLOR ‘Cookie Monster’ in Gallery III, and JIMBO LATEEF ‘Chronicles of Life’ in Gallery IV. ALSO new works from BREK showcased this month in our new Dog House Gallery (now live on our webshop for immediate purchase). The Dog House Gallery will be open during our monthly receptions and also each Saturday from noon to 6pm during the run of our monthly exhibitions.

Big love to Dovie, Armani, Austyn, Jimbo and Brek for believing in us and working with our team. You all delivered such strong new works. Thank so to much to all that came through to support!!!

May 6 – May 27, 2023

Thinkspace Projects
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd + 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90016

Gallery I
BRIAN ‘DOVIE’ GOLDEN
‘Hard Candy’

Gallery II
ARMANI HOWARD
‘Songs of Dawn’

Gallery III
AUSTYN TAYLOR
‘Cookie Monster’

Gallery IV
JIMBO LATEEF
‘Chronicles of Life’

The Dog House Gallery
BREK
‘New Works’

Shout outs to Venice Beats, Kabob Senpai, Goopmassta, Digital Debris Video Gallery, Liquid Death, LA.Nice, Hedy Torres, Joey Stupor, CRUX for providing amazing vibes for all in attendance.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 12-6pm. Viewing Rooms for each show are now live on our website.

Video + photos courtesy @BirdManPhotos

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Thinkspace Monthly IG Charity Auction with Artist Allison Bamcat. Bidding will be live until Monday, November 28th at 5pm PST!

We’re holding an IG auction here to allow one lucky fan the chance to own this original canvas created by @allisonbamcat in our new courtyard this past October 29th during the opening of our late October exhibitions.

Allison has chosen to work with @endthebacklog and 100% of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to End The Backlog.

End The Backlog tracks the progress of all 50 states in enacting laws and policies embracing our six legislative pillars of comprehensive rape kit reform. These are criteria experts have determined are critical elements in eliminating the untested rape kit backlog once and for all.

Allison Bamcat
“Meidi”
Acrylic, acryla gouache and aerosol on canvas
48 x 48 inches / 122 x 122 cm
Signed lower right corner

Bidding will start at $250. Please bid in increments of $25 in the comments below. Bidding will be live until Monday, November 28th at 5pm PST. Winner will be notified over DM and payment will be due by the end of the day on Wednesday, November 30th via PayPal or credit card.

Please Note: Shipping charges will be additional, if the winner is based outside of Los Angeles.

Each month we have a local artist painting live in our courtyard as part of our ongoing ‘Courtyard Sessions’ curated by @goopmassta and each artist will get to choose the charity that their painting’s proceeds will be donated to.

Coming up next Saturday, December 3 we will have BREK @brushwork painting live during the opening of our December exhibitions. Continued thanks to @graphaids for the discount on the canvases.