Photo Tours of Esao Andrews ‘Beetle Shell’ and Marie-Claude Marquis ‘Something Light’

Thinkspace presents a photo tour of ‘Beetle Shell,’ the first solo exhibition of new work from Esao Andrews in just over five years in Gallery I.  In Gallery II, new works of hand-painted typography on vintage tableware from Marie-Claude Marquis for her solo exhibition ‘Something Light.’

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through May 25, 2024. The Thinkspace Projects compound is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm. Please note the Dog House Gallery and our courtyard are only open for viewing on Saturdays.

Photos by @BirdManPhotos.

On view May 4 – May 25, 2024

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

Video Tour & Opening Reception of May 2024 Exhibitions at Thinkspace Projects

Thinkspace presents a video tour and opening reception of Esao AndrewsBeetle Shell.’ Along with Marie-Claude MarquisSomething Light‘ showing in Gallery II, Amy SolDear Creatures‘ in Gallery III, and Brad Woodfin ‘Hold On‘ in Gallery IV. And lastly, Jimmy BonksPORTATE BIEN… Y si no, me invitas’ in the Doghouse Gallery.

On view through May 25. Our main two spaces are open Tues. through Sat. from 12-6pm. Please Note: our Dog House Gallery & courtyard are only open on Saturdays from 12-6pm.

On view May 4 – May 25, 2024

Thinkspace Projects
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd.
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles 90016

Gallery I:
Beetle Shell

Gallery II:
Something Light

Gallery III:
AMY SOL@amysol
Dear Creatures

Gallery IV:
BRAD WOODFIN | @bradwoodfin
Hold On

Dog House Gallery:
JIMMY BONKS@jimmy.bonks
PORTATE BIEN… Y si no, me invitas

So much love this past Saturday!!! What a night! Many thanks to all that came through. Beautiful vibes filled our spaces all evening long. Many thanks to all of this month’s exhibiting artists for believing in us and delivering such incredible new bodies of work. Shawn FOREVER.

Shout out to all that rocked GoopMassta’s Night Market in our courtyard with us including Miss Brixx, Anthony Patrick Manorek, Venice Beats and Kabob Senpai.

Video + photos courtesy: Birdman Photography

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Weekly Gallery Listing for May 3-5

List provided by Art Alerts

The most interesting gallery openings this weekend. Check them out and let us know what you think.

Better Together curated by Aaron Schulte at Idolwild

Video Tour & Opening Reception Party of March Exhibitions featuring B. Robert Moore, Marissa Reyes, Roja, & F CANCER Charity Benefit Group Show at Thinkspace Projects

Here is the opening night recap video from this past Saturday’s reception for our March exhibitions. (Opening night photos BELOW for F Cancer Group Show, Marissa Reyes’ and Roja’s solo exhibitions!)

Many thanks to everyone who came through to support and a big round of applause to b. Robert Moore, Marissa Reyes, and Roja on their new bodies of work.

In Gallery I, strong, evocotive work stirred the non-stop full house for b. ROBERT MOOREOut the Mud: A Black American Rite of Passage’. A museumesque exhibition that had our patrons deeply engaged all evening. (Opening Night photos for b. Robert Moore HERE!)

In Gallery III, YeeHaws and bananas 🍌 helped to lift spirits in MARISSA REYES’s deeply personal body of work for ‘Fighting Fickle Feelings For You.’

In Gallery IV, the textile based work by ROJA in ‘Asco’ wowed the crowds with its intricacies and wild narratives.

And finally in Gallery II, the emotions were deep and the support was strong surrounding our ‘F CANCER’ Group Show to raise funds for cancer research and awareness, in honor of one of our own. CLICK HERE to see the roster of participating artists.

THANK YOU so very much to all the artists who took part and literally dropped everything in their busy schedules when we put this show together a mere six weeks ago. I can not thank you all enough. Still in awe of the special works you all submitted. ❤️

THANK YOU to everyone that has supported this show by purchasing a work, has shared word about it, taken the time to send us a note of support, shared your own painful stories of loved one’s battle with this evil disease, and shared alternative remedies, as we are open to any and all.

This art community is our family and you all really have made Shawn feel so very, very loved and it’s rare to get your flowers, as they say, before you pass on to the next plane of being. Last evening was special on so many levels.

We simply cannot thank you all enough. It has put some much needed extra fuel in our collective tanks for the battle ahead. Now to fight like we have never fought before. Shawn forever.

F*ck you, cancer. F*ck you. To learn more about all the American Cancer Society do, or to make a donation, please check here:

Shout outs to Venice Beats, GoopmasstaThe Roll N’ Bunn,  Digital Debris Video Gallery, B9RK, Gonga, Roshi, Made Fresh Shop, Society of Shadows and Timeless Brand for helping provide great vibes for all in attendance.

All four exhibits remain on view until March 25, 2023.

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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Live Tattoo Demonstration and Circa Survive performance to be held at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

Artist Shay Bredimus to do live tattoo demo: Friday, July 26, 5-9 p.m.
Rock band Circa Survive to perform pop-up set: Saturday, July 27, 1 p.m.

In celebration of the summer exhibitions, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum will offer two special events July 26 and July 27; a live tattoo demonstration by artist Shay Bredimus in his exhibition Cartomancy-The Seni Horoscopes (Friday, July 26, 5-9 p.m.), and a stripped-down, pop-up performance by rock band Circa Survive in Esao Andrews’ exhibition, Petrichor (Saturday, July 27 at 1 p.m.). Both events are free admission, no RSVP is required to attend but capacity is limited.

The July 26 tattoo demonstration event with Shay Bredimus is presented as part of the Hack the MAC series, facilitated by Mesa Arts Center’s Creative Catalysts initiative. Bredimus, who grew up in Phoenix, is a nationally celebrated tattoo and visual artist known for his signature technique of incorporating tattoo ink and wax crayon on drafting film. Bredimus’ Seni Horoscopes are comprised of 72 unique works based on the 17th century German fortune telling card system by Italian oracle Giovanni Battista Seni. The event will also offer tarot card readings and temporary tattoos of the artist’s original art.

The July 27 pop-up performance is in celebration of the mid-career retrospective exhibition by Esao Andrews, a Japanese-American artist and illustrator who was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. Andrews’ artwork is featured as the band’s album covers and is an integral component of the band’s live performances. Andrews’ exhibition is presented by Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in collaboration with Thinkspace Gallery.

Circa Survive is performing at Disrupt Festival at Ak-Chin Pavilion later the same day. “Our relationship with Esao has been symbiotic in every sense,” says band member Colin Frangicetto. “It has easily been the most organic & pure collaboration the band has ever known, so much so that we’ve referred to him as our visual soulmate and sixth band member pretty much from the start. It’s hard to imagine what Circa Survive would even mean to the world without Esao’s imagery. We are his biggest fans and are so honored to be a part of his career and this celebration of it thus far.”

In addition to the iconic album cover artwork for Circa Survive, Andrews has also created numerous comic book covers for DC’s Vertigo Comics, and deck designs for Deathwish and Baker Skateboards. His exhibition features over a dozen iconic works borrowed from private collections worldwide and including the original artwork from the Circa Survive album releases.

From the release of their 2005 debut, Juturna, to their 2010 major label release, Blue Sky Noise, to today with The Amulet, Circa Survive’s sound is often described as progressive. On The Amulet, Circa Survive continues this legacy, but filtered through the unique lens of punk and alternative roots. The Amulet’s mix of intricate guitars, muscular bass, and interlocking drums creates a dynamic foundation for vocalist Anthony Green’s voice.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is located at 1 East Main Street, in downtown Mesa, AZ, 85201. Admission is always free.

About Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum at Mesa Arts Center

Mesa Arts Center’s (MAC) mission is to invite all people to create and discover entertaining, challenging and diverse art and arts experiences within joyous, dynamic and welcoming environments. As part of Mesa Arts Center, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum (MCA Museum) showcases the best in Contemporary Art by emerging, nationally and internationally recognized artists. MCA Museum provides support and advancement to artists through solo, group and juried exhibitions. MCA Museum’s free admission and strong engagement programs provide visitors with free school and public tours, a robust docent program and free artist talks.