Opening Reception & Video Tour of April 2022 Exhibitions at Thinkspace Projects

Thank you to all those who could come out and support the opening of Casey Weldon’s ’Tacit Turnabout’ and Brian ‘Dovie’ Golden’s ‘Parking Lot Carnival’. Along with Toco-Oco’s ‘The World Within’ showing in Gallery II, and Carlos Ramirez’s ‘High-Fructose‘ and new works from Langston Allston in our viewing room.

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through April 23.

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Photo Tour of April 2022 Exhibitions

Thinkspace presents a photo tour of our April 2022 exhibitions showing Casey Weldon’s ’Tacit Turnabout’ and Brian ‘Dovie’ Golden’s ‘Parking Lot Carnival’. Along with Toco-Oco’s ‘The World Within’ showing in Gallery II, and new works from Langston Allston and Carlos Ramirez’s ‘High Fructose‘ in our viewing room.

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through April 23.

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Virtual Tour of March 2022 Exhibitions

Thinkspace presents a virtual tour of Casey Weldon’s ’Tacit Turnabout’ and Brian ‘Dovie’ Golden’s ‘Parking Lot Carnival’. Along with Toco-Oco’s ‘The World Within’ showing in Gallery II, and Carlos Ramirez’s ‘High Fructose‘ and new works from Langston Allston in our viewing room.

Virtual Tour: https://players.cupix.com/p/FizgWfPU

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through April 23.

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Casey Weldon exhibition ’Tacit Turnabout’ showing at Thinkspace Projects | April 2, 2022 – April 23, 2022

CASEY WELDON
’Tacit Turnabout’

On view April 2 – April 23, 2022

Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present Casey Weldon’s latest solo show, ‘Tacit Turnabout.’ Exploring real-world predicaments from the social lives of his friends, Weldon presents an all-new colorful and varied body of work.

‘Tacit Turnabout’ is a menagerie of ideas Weldon has collected over the last couple of years. Each piece is inspired by real-life scenarios he has witnessed, including stories of loved ones, observations about his environment, and his own introspective self-evaluation.

The collection is particularly special as it represents a return to creation and works for Weldon, who has recently been through a long-stagnant period due to recent brain surgery. With ‘Tacit Turnabout,’ he aims to make something beautiful and fun out of relatively dark origins. While he is not aiming to beautify the struggles, he sheds light on a different perspective, emphasizing optimism and hope.

The collection itself is a lovely convergence of many ideas, all in pursuit of connecting with the viewers. As Weldon describes it, “my intent is to be narrative, accessible, and hopefully pleasurable to look at. I definitely like to involve a lot of nostalgic pop references, especially for the more humorous side of my work, but I also like referring to nature and man’s interaction with it. In the end, my major goal is to get the viewer to be inquisitive about the painting, either to get the punchline or make one up on their own. I can only hope that I can be interesting enough for them without being too ambiguous, but still say something without spelling it out. Plus cats.”

About Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon was born in Southern California (1979), where he spent the majority of his life up until his graduation from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2004. Since then, he’s bounced around between his favorite cities, Seattle WA, Brooklyn NY, and back to Las Vegas NV, where he currently works as a full-time artist. His fine art, imbued with a sumptuous illustrative quality, is indicative of his profession. Weldon’s paintings are inspired by the iconography of today and yesterday’s popular culture, and through it aims to awaken feelings of nostalgia within the viewer, though often along with a sense of humor, melancholy, and longing for times lost.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 2 from 6-10 pm

Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley 2020

Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley returned for its third year in Lancaster, California this past month. From September 5th through September 12th a dozen talented artists added to the 31 murals and installations, created during 2016 and 2019 editions of the festival, which can be discovered around the city.

In blistering heat and under a smoky sky, these twelve amazing artists: Allison Bamcat, Carlos Mendoza, Carlos Ramirez, Casey Weldon, Chloe Becky, Gustavo Rimada, Huntz Liu, Kim Sielbeck, Manuel Zamudio, MJ Lindo, Spenser Little, and Victoria Cassinova; brought their vision to life and infused the streets of Lancaster with their distinct creative voices.

For the safety of the artists and the general public and in compliance with the Los Angeles County Health Department’s COVID-19 protocols, no public events were held during POW!WOW! AV. While the expansion of the Antelope Valley’s outdoor museum is exciting and visiting the murals offer some escape for all that have been trapped indoors these past several months, we ask that you wear a mask while touring the new murals.

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility and igniting the appreciation of art, history and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region.

Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley is made possible due to the support and sponsorship of the Lancaster Museum of Art and History and Thinkspace Projects from Los Angeles, California.

Special thanks to the City of Lancaster, Destination Lancaster, The BLVD Association, Signs & Designs, and all who help bring POW! WOW! AV to life.

For further details please check www.lancastermoah.org and www.powwowworldwide.com

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