Juxtapoz interview David Cooley

David Cooley 'There's Something To Be Learned From a Rainstorm' - Acrylic, Spray Paint, Ink and Resin on Fabric adhered to wood - 12x15 inches (2012)

Coming up THIS Saturday, June 16th we’re excited to host the debut solo show from David Cooley. To help us spread the good word Juxtapoz have posted a ‘Back Talk’ interview with Cooley.

(Juxtapoz) Something you want the world to know about you:
(Cooley) I don’t actually have OCD although my work might suggest that.

Check out the full Juxtapoz ‘Back Talk’ interview here:

Look for our interview with Cooley to be posted here in the days ahead.

‘Dashing In Headlong’
New work from David Cooley

Reception with the artist:
Sat, June 16th 5-9PM in our project room

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Last week to catch our current exhibits at Thinkspace

Linnea Strid 'Quiet' - oil on wood panel (2011)

“Inspired by human emotions and the tedious details in everyday routine, Linnea Strid creates hyper-realistic oil paintings depicting the insignificant actions involving water that we mechanically repeat in any given day. In ‘As It Falls Over You’, Linnea explores the darker side of the human psyche conveyed through water, thereby opening the door to our most private moments and personal stories.” – Platinum Cheese

Check out Platinum Cheese’s interview with Linnea here:

Nathan DeYoung 'Porcelain' - acrylic on MDF panel (2011)

DeYoung’s first solo exhibit with the gallery highlights concepts of strength and desire via flawless renderings of feminine allure saturated with vibrant hues. This latest body of work also offers DeYoung’s first abstract works–intense, palpable energy on display in every brushstroke.– Hi-Fructose

View all the works in ‘As It Falls Over You‘ here:

Leontine Greenberg 'Satellite' - Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper (2011)

View all the works in ‘Specimens‘ from Leontine Greenberg here:

David Cooley 'Rhythmic Nonsense' - Acrylic, Spray Paint and Resin on Found Fabric adhered to wood (2011)

View all the works in ‘Rhythmic Nonsense‘ from David Cooley here:

All exhibits on view through Fri, December 30th. We’ll be open this coming Wed, Dec. 28th through Fri, Dec. 30th from 1 to 6PM each day. These will be your final days to view our current exhibits. Please note we’ll be closed from Dec. 31st through Jan. 6th for installation of our upcoming shows from Esao Andrews and Allison Sommers which open on Sat, Jan. 7th.

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

David Cooley’s ‘Rhythmic Nonsense’ special showcase this December at Thinkspace

We’ll be showcasing new works from Santa Barbara based artist David Cooley this coming December in our office area. Cooley‘s work is some of the most unique work we’ve come across in a while and judging from the response so far, many of you agree with us. We first displayed Cooley‘s work earlier this year following a near sold-out showing at Cannibal Flower and have been gaining him many new fans since.

Cooley first sources old fabric which he then adheres to board creating the ‘canvas’ from which he builds upon and creates, playing off the patterns found in the fabric. From there he will coat the ‘canvas’ in resin achieving a mirror like shine. Once dry, he starts work on the 3D paint ‘spikes’ that characterize his work and make it stand out like few others. This process is intricate and time consuming and leads into the addition of hand painted elements as well as spray painted segments which all come together to create a one-of-a-kind piece of work.

‘Rhythmic Nonsense’ will be on view alongside ‘As It Falls Over You’ featuring new works from Nathan DeYoung and Linnea Strid in our main gallery and ‘Specimens’ from Leontine Greenberg in our project room.

All shows open on Sat, December 10th with an artist’s reception from 5-8PM. Each exhibit will be on view through Dec. 30th, so please be sure to make it a point to swing on through.

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Introducing the work of David Cooley

David Cooley "I Danced Myself Into The Tomb" - Acrylic, and spray paint on treated fabric adhered to board Framed / archival mounted - 42x32" (2011)

David Cooley is a native Californian, born in North Hollywood and currently living and working in Santa Barbara. Cooley is a self-taught artist and came to Thinkspace via a knock-out featured artist slot at a recent Cannibal Flower event where his work turned several heads. Cooley’s influences range from everyday life to the works of Dali, Victor Vasarely, Damon Soule, and Alfred Jensen, to name but a few.

David Cooley 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' - Acrylic, and spray paint on treated fabric adhered to board Framed / archival mounted - 24x20" (2011)

Cooley creates mixed media paintings using acrylic, pen, spray paint, resin and fabric. He uses acrylic paint to create three dimensional diamond shaped spikes that protrude from the surface of the work creating a startling visual effect upon first viewing. His work also features a variety of rendered images such as buildings, animals, hot air balloons, swimming pools , etc. He’s inspired greatly by textiles and patterns and his work often uses fabric for the background of the piece, which he often sources from the internet and various other obscure sources where one can find fabric featuring dinosaurs, lil’ kittens, martini umbrellas, and things of a similarly peculiar nature.

David Cooley 'The Deep End' - Acrylic, spray paint, and resin on treated fabric adhered to board - 20x24" (2011)

When not further indulging his OCD via his painting, Cooley also finds time to put up some stunning wheat pastes around the streets of Southern California…

David Cooley on the streets of Los Angeles
David Cooley's street work

Check out the works on view in Cooley’s current exhibition here:

New works from David Cooley
On view through June 11th in our office

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com