Video Tour & Opening Reception Party of ‘NEXUS IV: RAIZ’ Group Show, alongside solo exhibitions from Anthony Clarkson, Ken Flewellyn, Matthew Grabelsky, Anthony Hurd, and Cody Jimenez at The Brand Library & Art Center

Opening night of ‘RAIZ’ at the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California this past Saturday. What a night! One for the books, to say the very least. Well over 1,500 art loving Angelinos flowed through the halls of the prestigious institution over the course of the evening.

Many, many thanks to all of the exhibiting artists, the live painters and artisan vendors, the incredible food booths, our incredible bartender team, all the staff and security at the Brand, and all of you that came out to share your love and support. It was a MAGICAL evening and we didn’t want it to end.

Exhibitions on view through March 17 at:
The Brand Library and Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201

Viewing Days / Hours:
Tues. – Thurs.: 11am – 8pm
Fri. & Sat.: 10am – 5pm
Closed Sun. & Mon.
Free Admission & Free Parking

‘RAIZ’ group show featuring new work from:
Antonio J. Ainscough
Fajar Amali
Michael Bardales
Brek
Ezra Brown
Karla Ekatherine Canseco
Rene Casamalhuapa
Young-Ji Cha
Sara Chakmakian
Leo Eguiarte
Sofia Enriquez
Isaac Escoto
Ha Haeng-Eun
FEMS
Priscilla S. Flores
Genavee Gomez
Melissa Govea
Fabian Guerrero
Daniela Garcia Hamilton
Chuy Hartman
Emiliana Herniquez
Armani Howard
Carlos Jaramillo
Haylie Jimenez
Sydnie Jimenez
Kai
Jolene Lai
Andrew Lopez
Selena Lozano
Steve Martinez
Jay McKay
Gibran Mendoza
Aryana Minai
Vanessa Morata
Kristy Moreno
Mr. B Baby
Baby Mueller
Guillaume Ollivier
Chaz Outing
Jerry Peña
Perez Bros
Pinche Kid
Lily Ramirez
Marissa Reyes
Gustavo Rimada
Euan Roberts
Roja
Esperanza Rosas
Conrad Ruiz
Javier Hache Ruiz
Tamara Santibañez
Fandi Angga Saputra
Mia Scarpa
Aof Smith
Melly Trochez
Ever Velasquez
Jacqueline Valenzuela
Daisy Velasco
Manuel Zamudio
Zeye Oner

ALONGSIDE SOLO EXHIBITIONS FROM:
Anthony Clarkson ‘Enigmatic Dreams’
Ken Flewellyn ‘Remix’
Matthew Grabelsky ‘Riders’
Anthony Hurd ‘Verified’
Cody Jimenez ‘Efferverence’

SITE-SPECIFIC MURALS FROM:
Brek | Love Yo Dreams | Mr. B Baby

Live Painting:
Goopmassta
Alison Bamcat
Angel Once

OUTSIDE IN THE PARKING LOT AREA:

Car Clubs:
Cabrones Car Club | Ghetto Car Club | Bikes On The Blvd

Food:
Zavalas Pies | Sweet Life LA | Bad Jimmys

DJ action courtesy of GOLDNBROWN and a cash bar on site featuring mixed drinks and Peroni Beer

Video Projections courtesy of Digital Debris Video Gallery

Photos & Video by Birdman.

Thinkspace Projects x Tlaloc Studios x California Cowboys Collective present: ‘Nexus IV: RAIZ’ group exhibition at the Brand Library & Arts Center in Glendale, California

‘RAIZ’

Curated by Thinkspace Projects x Tlaloc Studios x California Cowboys Collective

Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 21 from 4-10pm

Exhibitions on view January 21 through March 17, 2023 at:
The Brand Library and Arts Center
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201

‘RAIZ’ group show featuring new work from:
Antonio J. Ainscough
Fajar Amali
Michael Bardales
Brek
Ezra Brown
Karla Ekatherine Canseco
Rene Casamalhuapa
Young-Ji Cha
Sara Chakmakian
Leo Eguiarte
Sofia Enriquez
Isaac Escoto
Ha Haeng-Eun
FEMS
Priscilla S. Flores
Genavee Gomez
Melissa Govea
Fabian Guerrero
Daniela Garcia Hamilton
Chuy Hartman
Emiliana Herniquez
Armani Howard
Carlos Jaramillo
Haylie Jimenez
Sydnie Jimenez
Kai
Jolene Lai
Andrew Lopez
Selena Lozano
Steve Martinez
Jay McKay
Gibran Mendoza
Aryana Minai
Vanessa Morata
Kristy Moreno
Mr. B Baby
Baby Mueller
Guillaume Ollivier
Chaz Outing
Jerry Peña
Perez Bros
Pinche Kid
Lily Ramirez
Marissa Reyes
Gustavo Rimada
Euan Roberts
Roja
Esperanza Rosas
Conrad Ruiz
Javier Hache Ruiz
Tamara Santibañez
Fandi Angga Saputra
Mia Scarpa
Aof Smith
Melly Trochez
Ever Velasquez
Jacqueline Valenzuela
Daisy Velasco
Manuel Zamudio
Zeye Oner

ALONGSIDE SOLO EXHIBITIONS FROM:
Anthony Clarkson ‘Enigmatic Dreams’
Ken Flewellyn ‘Remix’
Matthew Grabelsky ‘Riders’
Anthony Hurd ‘Verified’
Cody Jimenez ‘Efferverence’

MURALS FROM:
Brek | Love Yo Dreams | Mr. B Baby

OUTSIDE IN THE PARKING LOT AREA:

Car Clubs:
Cabrones Car Club | Ghetto Car Club | Bikes On The Blvd

Food:
Zavalas Pies | Sweet Life LA | Bad Jimmys

Photo Tour of Matthew Grabelsky’s ‘Animal’, Gustavo Rimada’s ‘Florescentia’ and group exhibition ‘TAPAS’ curated by Ken Flewellyn

Thinkspace is pleased to present a photo tour through Matthew Grabelsky’s Animal, group exhibition ‘TAPAS’ curated by Ken Flewellyn, and Gustavo Rimada’s ‘Florescentia.

November 14, 2020 – December 5, 2020

Ken Flewellyn Presents New Body of Work in “Shine”

On view concurrently in the Thinkspace project room is Shine, featuring new works by Los Angeles based artist, and Thinkspace family veteran, Ken Flewellyn. A realist painter fascinated by the intersection of diverse cultures, personal histories, and Hip Hop, Flewellyn creates portraits of women that challenge our assumptions about identity and cultural homogeneity.

Inspired by his lifelong love of Hip Hop and his coming of age as a boy during its golden age in the 80s, Flewellyn’s work has always been about music and its impact on his personal vantage point and outlook on the world. As a cultural form, Hip Hop emerged from a localized cultural moment only to evolve into a variegated and international form that would systemically embrace the freedom of appropriation, and the complexity of multiple voices. This idea of cultural heterogeneity has influenced recurring themes in his imagery and has shaped his belief in the positive power of cultural mash-up.

Borrowing motifs and inspiration from Japanese culture and aesthetics, a visual influence in his home since childhood, Flewellyn often depicts women in traditional Japanese garb, silks, and kimonos. The subjects, however, remain anonymous, visible only by hands, body, and gestures, seldom, if ever, are faces or individuals revealed in their entirety. The subject’s identity, as a result, is relayed by the presence of revelatory objects, tattoos, and accessories – external clues that point to something beyond the seen and allow for the aesthetic to prevail over individuation or the distraction of specificity. That being said, however, Flewellyn depicts real women based on actual people – friends, and strangers – anchoring his imagery in reality rather than unrealistic idealizations.

The juxtaposition of formal cultural garb and pop-cultural accouterments keeps the work fascinating. These tightly cropped compositions are always informed by the presence of Hip Hop imagery, whether in the form of boom boxes, tapes, gold chains or typography. Playful and energized with tactility and detail, they’re both sensual and contemporary – solemn and light. Each painting featured in Shine is adorned with the sumptuousness of gold and includes hidden Hip Hop references to its golden age throughout, all as an ode to the genre that has never lost its shine.

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12th 6-9 PM

On view: October 12, 2019 – November 2, 2019

Opening Reception of Josh Keyes’s “Implosion”, Ken Flewellyn’s “Stay Gold”, and Terry Arena’s “Swarm” exhibitions.

The opening reception of Josh Keyes’s Implosion, Ken Flewellyn’s Stay Gold, and Terry Arena’s Swarm exhibitions on Saturday, August 5th was one of the most vibrant openings of the year. Josh Keyes’s sold out exhibition drew in fans to examine his dystopian and psychologically fraught post- human universe in further detail. The works express Keyes’s fear and anxiety over the current political climate, in addition to his love of dancing horses and sunken ships.

Thinkspace veteran, Ken Flewellyn, debuted his first solo exhibition Stay Gold in the Thinkspace Gallery project room. At doors, half of the show was sold, and by the end of the night, the show was sold out. Each new red dot leading to an uproar of joyous cheer from those congregating in the project room.

Terry Arena’s “Swarm” delighted people as they held up magnifying glasses to her hyper realistic and detailed graphite drawings. The hung works very pattern itself a part of a larger narrative around swarming.

All three exhibitions are on view now through August 26th at Thinkspace Gallery, Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6 pm.