Photo Tour of ADOR ‘Familiar Yet Foreign’ and  Michael Polakowski ‘Melodrama’ 

Thinkspace presents a photo tour of longtime Thinkspace family member ADOR for his sophomore solo exhibition ‘Familiar Yet Foreign’ with us in Gallery I, alongside our sophomore solo show with Michael Polakowski in Gallery II with ‘Melodrama.’

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through June 22, 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.

Each Saturday this June we will have a special ‘Show n Tell’ with Halopigg sharing parts of his personal collection and talking about his show + we will continue with the Kabob Senpai challenge days – so be sure to come through on Saturdays this month and hang out with us 💨

Photos by @BirdManPhotos.

On view June 1 – June 22, 2024

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

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

Thinkspace Projects presents a video tour and opening reception of ADOR ‘Familiar Yet Foreign’ in Gallery I, with Michael Polakowski ‘Melodrama’ in Gallery II, a special group show ‘With A Little Help From My Friends‘ curated by our very own Halopigg in Gallery III and our debut solo show with Ha HaengeunWilling To Be Motherhood’ in Gallery IV. Out in our courtyard a new collection of sculptural work from Fl.our.pots ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ lines the walls of Brek’s Dog House Gallery.

On view through June 22. 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.

Each Saturday this June we will have a special ‘Show n Tell’ with Halopigg sharing parts of his personal collection and talking about his show + we will continue with the Kabob Senpai challenge days – so be sure to come through on Saturdays this month and hang out with us 💨

On view June 1 – June 22, 2024

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

GALLERY I:
ADOR | @ador_2049  🇫🇷
Familiar Yet Foreign

GALLERY II:
MICHAEL POLAKOWSKI | @michaelpolakowski 🇺🇸
Melodrama

GALLERY III:
With A Little Help From My Friends
Group show curated by Daniel Weintraub, aka ‘Halopigg’

Featuring new works created especially for this show from:
Carmen Acosta | @janedopeness
Marina Capdevila | @marinacapdevila
Case | @case_maclaim
Cern | @cernesto
Shepard Fairey | @obeygiant 
Faith XLVII | @faith47
Kristin Farr |  @kristinfarr
Insane51 | @insane51
Ozzie Juarez | @ozziejuarez
Layqa Nuna Yawar | @layqanunayawar
The London Police | @thelondonpolice
Jason Pulgarin | @jasonpulgarin
Faring Purth | @faringpurth
Rabi | @rabi__towing
RAE | @rae_bk
Amy Sol | @amysol
Swoon | @swoonhq
Thievin’ Stephen | @thievinstephen
Cinta Vidal | @cinta_vidal
Marina Zumi | @marinazumi

GALLERY IV:
HA HAENGEUN | @hahaengeun 🇰🇷
Willing To Be Motherhood

The Dog House Gallery:
FL.OUR POTS | @fl.our.pots 🇺🇸
Smoke and Mirrors

This past Saturday was a vibe!!! Wow! Many thanks to all that came through. Beautiful vibes filled our spaces all evening long and a special shout out to The Gaslamp Killer for the suprise performance. Special vibes indeed. Many thanks to all of this month’s exhibiting artists for believing in us and delivering inspiring new bodies of work. Shout out to all that rocked GoopMassta’s Night Market in our courtyard with us: Animalitoland,  Venice BeatsClaybourne Company,  Rebekah RoseYa Ice CreamVMR3,  Natatat,  Crux,  Anthony Patrick Manorek,  Zavalas Pies,  Kabob SenpaiMad Barista 1989Blue Nova, and Digital Debris Video Gallery.

❤️ SHAWN FOREVER ❤️

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Interview with ADOR for ‘Familiar Yet Foreign’ | Exhibition June 1 – June 22, 2023

Thinkspace is excited to present ADOR ‘Familiar Yet Foreign‘ in Gallery I. His sophomore solo show with the gallery is about a big story where both animals and humans are treated in the same way, but each time the aim is to tell a story where the spectator is invited to imagine by his own, how the protagonists must feel in each situation. Bringing together a unique mix of inspirations from various fairy tales, comics book, caricature art, and the works of other great painters, Ador tries to use a childish way to talk to all of us – who like him – would have been a kid who never wants to grows up. The works talk about actuality, responsibility and the dream state we all often escape to. ‘Familiar Yet Foreign‘ opens Saturday June 1, 2024 from 6pm-10pm.

Our interview with French graffiti artist Ador shares what he enjoys doing on his free time as well as his guilty pleasures, his upcoming projects, and what other medium he would like to re-explore.

Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you first got involved with Thinkspace Projects?

I draw since I’m four years old and I didn’t stop, except when I did some fooleries. I started painting on walls because I was born at the good moment. In 2000’s, people put colors everywhere in cities of the planet. I naturally wanted to take part in the game.
I did a show with Pez Barcelona in 2021 at Thinkspace, and as it was a nice event and we had good time, the gallery purposed me to make it happen again and I was definitely willing to do it again.

Can you share a story about a piece of art that holds special significance to you?

I use to laugh alone when I find an idea, and after that I use to paint in on a wall as early as possible. For example, one I did last year hid a message. Many people used to enjoy it before they discovered a kind of secret message. Now, I go on.

What are your food recommendations in your home city? Where would you take friends who visit you?

I eat almost everything but the best international stuff is kebabs. Otherwise I’m not a cooker.

What do you enjoy doing on your weekends/free time? Tell us about your guilty pleasure(s).

Draw and paint take a big part of my life. Chill out use to be a thing that I do at the same time with my folks.

I sleep too much, and I hate wasting my time. But I watch silly movies eating junkfood to unplug the brain and I rest as everybody does….

What are you favorite art events or festivals and some lesser-known but must-visit art spots that you recommend?

Being in Los Angeles to have a show and paint walls makes me dream. From L.A to the smallest town close to mine, whatever the popularity it has, the energy is the same when I enjoy an event. Nothing is better when it’s kindly shared with nice people.

2 new murals by Ador at Sherman Gallery.

Can you discuss any upcoming projects in the future that you’re particularly excited about?

As I started with drawing, I came back to the roots working on a kind of comics book now. It would be done at the end of the year . I have few plans for murals and shows later, but if know I will put my hands in color again and again. That makes me alive and happy.

What’s on your bucket list?
I have bucket lists on my phone, on my computer, on my several sketch books, many ones in my studio… My biggest frighten is the void. I fill pages when I can. If I had to describe the most important stuff, it would be ideas that I want to paint or draw.

If you could collaborate with any artists in any sort of medium (i.e. movies, music, painting) who would you collaborate with, and what would you be making?

I tried to do animation movies. I would like to do it again with a qualified team. I don’t really know with who, I fortuitously collaborate with many people, and sometimes it fit very well without expectation.

Who would be on the guest list if you could throw a dinner party for five people, dead or alive? What would be on the menu? What would be the icebreaker question?

I would love to share a meal, not only a kebab but a really good long meal with Tommy Ungerer, Jerome Bosch, Shaquille O’neal, Buster Keaton and Francis Bacon.
The icebreaker question would be : Do you believe in yourself from the morning to the night?

Instagram: @ador_2049

June Exhibitions featuring works from Ador, Michael Polakowski, Ha Haengeun, and ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ group show opens Saturday June 1, 2024

Thinkspace Projects presents our upcoming June 2024 exhibitions. In our main gallery we are honored to welcome back longtime Thinkspace family member ADOR for his first sophomore solo exhibition with us, alongside our sophomore solo show with Michael Polakowski in Gallery II, a special group show curated by our very own Halopigg in Gallery III and our debut solo show with Ha Haengeun in Gallery IV. Out in our courtyard a new collection of sculptural work from Fl.our.pots lines the walls of Brek’s Dog House Gallery.

Thinkspace Projects presents:

GALLERY I:
ADOR@ador_2049  🇫🇷
Familiar Yet Foreign

GALLERY II:
MICHAEL POLAKOWSKI@michaelpolakowski 🇺🇸
Melodrama

GALLERY III:
With A Little Help From My Friends
Group show curated by Daniel Weintraub, aka ‘Halopigg’

Featuring new works created especially for this show from:
Carmen Acosta | @janedopeness
Marina Capdevila | @marinacapdevila
Case | @case_maclaim
Cern | @cernesto
Shepard Fairey | @obeygiant 
Faith XLVII | @faith47
Kristin Farr |  @kristinfarr
Insane51 | @insane51
Ozzie Juarez | @ozziejuarez
Layqa Nuna Yawar | @layqanunayawar
The London Police | @thelondonpolice
Jason Pulgarin | @jasonpulgarin
Faring Purth | @faringpurth
Rabi | @rabi__towing
RAE | @rae_bk
Amy Sol | @amysol
Swoon | @swoonhq
Thievin’ Stephen | @thievinstephen
Cinta Vidal | @cinta_vidal
Marina Zumi | @marinazumi

GALLERY IV:
HA HAENGEUN@hahaengeun 🇰🇷
Willing To Be Motherhood

The Dog House Gallery:
FL.OUR POTS | @fl.our.pots 🇺🇸
Smoke and Mirrors

Opening Celebration:
Saturday, June 1 from 6-10pm

On view June 1 – June 22, 2024

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

❤️ SHAWN FOREVER ❤️

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