Opening nights photos posted from ‘Torn and Tattered’ and ‘Place to Place’ at Thinkspace

LC (thinkspace), Reuben Rude, Derek Gores, Liz Brizzi, Craig "Skibs" Barker, Shawn and Andrew Hosner (thinkspace)

Thank you to all that came out to the artist’s reception this past Sat for ‘Torn and Tattered’ and ‘Place to Place’. We received great feedback throughout the evening and all of the featured artists had a great night. If that wasn’t enough, we were also able to find a lot of new homes for their works. Speaking of which, some great pieces are still available from each exhibition. Check out the works for ‘Torn and Tattered’ here and for‘Place to Place’ from Reuben Rude here.

Check out some great shots from the evening here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157626265165526/

Both exhibits on view through March 26th

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / Wed through Fri 1-6PM and Sat 1-8PM

Recommended openings for tonight in LA (Sat, March 12th)

Liz Brizzi 'Escape Route' (acrylic and photo transfer on paper adhered to canvas) - featured in 'Torn and Tattered' at Thinkspace

Sat, March 12th 8-11PM
Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space C2 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica
‘Revolutions – The Album Cover Art of Shepard Fairey’ – exhibit will feature over 80 pieces of Punk, Rock, New Wave, Jazz, and Hip-Hop inspired artwork based on the 12″ record cover format. To mark this occasion, two special Limited Edition Album Cover Print Box sets will be released for the exhibition – presented in conjunction with Obey Giant and Subliminal Projects
(On view through April 23rd)
www.obeygiant.com

Sat, March 12th 8-11PM
Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space D5 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica
‘Street ‘N Low’ group show featuring works from Williams | Retna | Haring | Saber | Quintana | Germs | Slagter | Dubin | Gieske | El Mac | Reyes | Banksy | English | Smith | Noremac | Von Dutch | Ehringer | Crash | ET Risk | Chaz | Shark Toof | Conal | Gibbs | Lengel-Bail | Bueno | Cristi | Soto | Valadez | Barminski | Ausgang | McGee | Crumb | Ryden | Fairey | Wisdom | Twitchell | and more
(On view through April 23rd)
www.robertbermangallery.com

Sat, March 12th 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 Venice
214 Pier Ave. in Santa Monica
‘Alone With Ghosts’ featuring new works from Ken Keirns
(On view through April 1st)
www.gallery1988.com

Sat, March 12th 6-10PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 S. La Brea Ave in Los Angeles
‘LAUNCH Projects LA’ present new work by Andy Moses, Phillipa OBlaire, Gretel Stephens & more
(On view through April 9th)
www.mkgallery.com

Sat, March 12th 6-8PM
Michael Kohn Gallery
8071 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles
‘Snow White and the Black Lagoon’ featuring new works from Camille Rose Garcia
(On view through April 9th)
www.kohngallery.com

Sat, March 12th 11AM-8PM
Martha Otero Gallery
820 N. Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles
‘Rebus’ featuring new works from James Jean
(On view through April 30th)
www.marthaotero.com

Sat, March 12th 6-8PM
Thinkspace
6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City
‘Torn and Tattered’ featuring new works from Derek Gores, Craig “Skibs” Barker, and Liz Brizzi + ‘Place to Place’ from Reuben Rude in our project room
(On view through March 26th
www.thinkspacegallery.com

For those that missed the opening last night:

Open this Sat and Sun from 11AM-6PM
Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose in Los Angeles
‘INLE’ – curated by Greg Simkins – over 100 artists interpret the anti-hero of Richard Adam’s ‘Watership Down’
www.gallery1988.com

‘Torn and Tattered’ install underway…

Skibs gives the thumps up! 'Torn and Tattered' install in full effect currently...

Hope to see you this Saturday, March 12th when ‘Torn and Tattered’ and ‘Place To Place’ open to the public.

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd / Culver City, CA

Juxtapoz interview Liz Brizzi

Liz Brizzi 'Spring' - 12x12 - Acrylic / Mixed Media

Liz Brizzi manipulates her original photography onto acrylic painted canvases, then layers each piece with washes of color resulting in strikingly original works of art. Her mixed media paintings aim to cast a light on the lost and forgotten segments of the cities in which we live.

“Her scenes seem like that moment when the sun starts to peak after a summer downpour.”
– MyLoveForYou.com

Check out Juxtapoz’s interview with Liz here:
http://origin.juxtapoz.com/Features/back-talkliz-brizzi

Check out the updated ‘Sneak Peek’ for Torn and Tattered here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625811564276/

Hope to see you all next Sat, March 12th when ‘Torn and Tattered’ opens to the public. Liz and the other exhibiting artists will all be in attendance, so please stop in to say hi.

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

Studio visit with Liz Brizzi

A native of France, born of Italian parents, Liz Brizzi grew up in Los Angeles. She is inspired by urban themes and loves to portray the beauty she captures in the raw and industrial aspects of city life. Her individual mixed media technique begins with the manipulation of her original photography collaged onto an acrylic painted canvas, finally blended within layers and layers of colorful acrylic washes.

Her recent work utilizes various architectural details found in her photos to create more complex graphics, structures and imaginary landscapes, while using shapes reminiscent of street art found in the very same cities she photographs. She’s also widened the scope of the areas she explores in her imagery to the less explored industrial outskirts of Los Angeles. “I try to capture and share the beauty I see in these desolated and mysterious areas that are unknown to even some of the born and raised Angelenos…”.

“Her scenes seem like that moment when the sun starts to peak after a summer downpour.” – MyLoveForYou.com

I recently visited the Los Angeles studio of this French born artist as she prepares for ‘Torn and Tattered’ opening this coming March at Thinkspace. The new works are Brizzi’s most vibrant and visually arresting yet, her keen eye capturing the forlorn areas of our city which she in turn transforms into scenes that whisk viewers away to an all together different place, one filled with wonder and discovery. Below is a lil’ photographic recap of the studio visit and a glimpse at one of the finished gems she’ll be showing this March.

‘Torn and Tattered’ featuring new mixed-media works from:

Liz Brizzi
www.lizbrizzi.com

Craig “Skibs” Barker
www.skibsart.com

Derek Gores
www.derekgores.com

Reception with the artists: Sat, March 12th 6-8PM

On view March 12th – March 26th

View additional ‘sneak peeks’ of the show coming to life here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625811564276/

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