Thank you so much to everyone that came out and helped us kick off our 2023 program this past Saturday.
In Gallery I, RYOL has returned with a new body of work that fills our space with paintings that showcase how light is the most fundamental element in the visual arts. ‘Caught In The Art’ is a play on the phrase “caught in the act,” and refers to the play of light in each of Ryo’s new oil paintings that appear to capture his subjects as if they have just been cornered and, indeed, caught in the act.
In Gallery II, Japanese drawing monster Shinnosuke Hariya presents ‘Power Up,’ a new series of 14 graphite works on an illustration board. This show is the artist’s debut North American solo exhibition.
Gallery III holds ‘Anywhere & Here’, a series of paintings that depict a shifting cast of protagonists from Detroit based artist Michael Polakowski. ‘Anywhere and Here’ is a reference to our own sense of presence. It acts as a response to the question asked by each painting in this series “where can we find clarity in our day to day lives?”
Gallery IV features ‘Allergic Party’, showcasing 30 incredible new ceramic works from Spanish artist Abi Castillo in her debut North American solo exhibition.
Thank you again to everyone who came out to celebrate the opening of Thinkspace Project’s new shows this past weekend.
In Gallery I, Ben Tolman brings his new show ‘Unmode,’ which is filled with the artist’s signature linear and architectural atyle. The artist used this collection to look inward at his own creative process.
‘What Is It You Seek?‘ by Hanna Lee Joshi is in Gallery II. Bringing her faceless subjects to life, the artist uses the collection to examine the deep seeded longing we carry with us through our lifetimes.
Nika Mtwana brings ‘Protagonist‘ to Gallery III. The artist draws on his life experiences in Johannesburg to uplift African identity using vibrant and stunning AfroFuturism portraits.
Artists Carl Cashman and Oscar Joyo unite in a joint show titled ‘Hybrid‘ in Gallery IV. Cashman’s vibrant work using neometry, a genre he coined, and Joyo’s exploration of color led by his chromesthesia, work together to make a stunning show.
All guests are encouraged to support the THINKSPACE TOY DRIVE. Bring an unwrapped gift (no gift wrap) to donate and Thinkspace will be giving out gift bags to all who provide a toy for a child in need. Many thanks to all that have already donated!
Our July exhibitions marked the expansion of Thinkspace with four simultaneous shows that juxtapose and complemented each other perfectly. Thank you to all those who came out to see, Ryol’s (Ryo Laksamana) ‘Ready Known,’ Mwanel Pierre-Louis ‘Memories and Manifesting,’ Sentrock’s ‘Crash Course’ and group exhibition ‘Growth.’ It was the first opportunity for people to explore over 8,500 square feet of exhibition spaces and our fully landscaped 15,000 square-foot courtyard that connects the two spaces. Music was provided by DJ Mr. NumberOnederful all evening, along with refreshments, a video installation from Michael Allen, live painting with Goopmassta, and installations from Balloonski and Spenser Little.
Video tour and reception of ‘AHORA‘ curated by Thinkspace Projects and Tlaloc Studios showing at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center. The exhibition brings together two of LA’s most revered incubators for emerging artists and showcases the work of 44 contemporary artists from around the world, with a focus on Southern California.
This special exhibition is being curated by Ozzie Juarez from Tlaloc Studios and Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace Projects. Each curator has chosen a vast array of creatives across various mediums, each with that special something that places them firmly in the current zeitgeist.