This should be amazing… ‘World On Fire’ exhibit opens Feb. 2nd…

From Travis Louie‘s blog:

“So the secret is out, I’m slated to paint a portrait of Trent Reznor for the ‘World On Fire’ exhibition that is being curated by Will I. Am, Kris Lewis, and Justin Giarla from the Shooting Gallery (SF, CA).”
I also did some searching about and found that Lori Earley mentions on her blog she is painting a portrait of Madonna… WOW.

The show consists of portraits of grammy nominees painted by artists: Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Gary Baseman, Shawn Barber, Kris Lewis, Lori Earley, Sas Christian, David Stoupakis, Joshua Petker, Paul Chatem, Greg Gossel, Henry Lewis, Shawn Barber, Van Arno, Matthew Bone, Helen Garber, Mike Maxwell, and many more.
The Exhibition will run daily from February 2nd-8th from 11am-6pm. Open to the public.
Opening Reception: Monday, February 2nd 8pm – midnight.
Sponsored by Gen-Arts, Juxtapoz Magazine, and the Pea Pod Foundation

Location: Pacific Electric Lofts, 610 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014… more on this as we find out further info.

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Thurs, Jan. 22nd – Sun, Jan. 25th (see site for full details)
FADA present the 14th annual Los Angeles Art Show
LA Convention Center / 1201 S. Figueroa Street in downtown LA (new location)
Featuring over 150 prominent galleries from around the globe, exhibiting for sale a vast array of art – over 15,000 works of art will be on view at this internationally acclaimed event
Full details, admission and hours at:

Fri, Jan. 23rd – Sun, Jan. 25th (see site for full details)
3021 Airport Avenue / The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica / Info: 213.633.5361 (new location) Featuring over 60 local, national, and international galleries filling over 35,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space
Full details, admission and hours at:

Sat, Jan. 24th 7-10PM
Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space C2 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.315.1937
“Hunting and Gaming” featuring new works from Vanessa Prager (* work shown above) and Kathy Grayson
(On view through Feb. 14th)

Sat, Jan. 24th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
“Tracking The Wounded” featuring new works from Joey Remmers + new works from Devin Crane in the loft

Sat, Jan. 24th 5-9PM
Monkeyhouse Toys and Art Gallery
1618 ½ Silver Lake Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.662.3437
“I Heart LA Show” featuring works from 13:11, Douglas Alvarez, Catherine Brooks, Delphia, Patrick Haemmerlein, Walt Hall, Snow Mack, Misha, Miss Wendy, Smear, Jeremy Szuder, Josh Taylor, Paul Torres, Zoso and more

Sat, Jan. 24th 7-10PM
New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.654.2192
“15th Anniversary Show” with works from Faile, Bast, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, Deanna Templeton, Megan Whitmarsh, Antonio Diaz, Rich Jacobs, Skullphone, Caroline Hwang, Neck Face, Jamie Williams, The Date Farmers, Kelsey Brookes, Jo Jackson, Anthony Lister, Cleon Peterson, and David Ellis – please note this will take place in the vacant space next door to their main gallery

Sat, Jan. 24th 5-7PM ($8 admission)
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA, 92054 / 760.435.3720 (20 miles north of San Diego on the coast) “Lowbrow Art: Nine San Diego Pop Surrealists” featuring the works of Mary Fleener, Scott Saw, Tim McCormick, Scrojo (Craig Haskett), Jason Sherry, Charles Glaubitz, Ron Wharton, Pamela Jaeger and Jen Trute – complete with wine and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres prepared by OMA’s own Culinary Arts Council (On view through May 24th)

Sat, Jan. 24th 5-8PM
Patrick Painter Inc.
“I Feel Nothing” new works from Christoph Schmidberger
(On view through Feb. 28th)

*If you copy and repost our recommendations, please at least credit us as this takes a good bit of time, and we do it out of love and to support and nourish the scene. Please don’t bite and try to pass off as otherwise. Our list and weekly e-mail of recommended openings has been going strong since 2004. Thanks!

Big ‘Sao Paulo’ group show coming up next month at Scion…

Scion over in Culver City will host a huge group show featuring Titifreak (image on show card above), Calma & many more that opens on Sat, Feb. 28th! More details soon…
Curated by Choque Cultural – this is going to be an amazing show!

Cannibal Flower returns…

Cannibal Flower returns!!!

After taking Nov & Dec off for the holidays, Cannibal Flower returns later this month to kick off their 9th year of supporting the Los Angeles underground art scene.

Michael Pukacthis month’s featured artist

This year CF will be doing every other month in order to present a bigger and more varied show. The next show after this will be the last Saturday in March – mark your calendars now.

Saturday, Jan. 31st 9PM-1AM ($8 admission / $5 as walking art)
NEW LOCATION: 821 traction ave #106
(across the street from Crazy Gideons)

Be sure to make it out as Cannibal Flower kicks off the new year in style!

Sour Harvest & Venice Grind present:

Featured Artist: Michael Pukac (work shown above)
Beats by: Mr. NumberOnederful
Live Performance by: Pussy Galore Burlesque Dancers

Also featuring the works of:
Craig “Skibs” Barker, MacSorro, NC Winters, David Campbell Wilson, Stephen J. Brooks, Yuki Miyazaki, Azikiwe, Rebecca Peloquin, Rebecca Hahn, Douglas Alvarez, Michele Waterman, Clinton Neuhaus, Tina Darling, Jim Darling, John Hicks, Jimmy Blyer, Walt Hall, Patric Hammerlien, Shahid, Jeremy Szuder, and many more!

‘Movers & Shakers’ show at POV coming up in Feb…

Über-collector Gino Joukar has teamed up with the folks over at POVevolving Gallery & Print Studio over in Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles to present a killer group show coming up next month. The full lineup can be seen below. A number of Thinkspace regulars are in this show, not to mention about ever other artist currently keepin’ it hot. Great lineup, so be sure to catch this one… it’s on Valentine’s Day too, so a great date night out!

Below is a lil’ sneak peek at the new gem from Yosuke Ueno that will be featured in the show. He’s got a great feature in the new issue of Hi Fructose that just hit news stands. He’s getting better and better… so excited for our solo show with him next year. Going to be an amazing show!!!

Full line-up for ‘Movers & Shakers’ is:
Alex Pardee, Amy Casey, Amy Crehore, Amy Sol, Ana Bagayan, Anthony Ausgang, Ben Kehoe, Blaine Fontana, Brandi Milne, Brian Despain, Brian Viveros, Buff Monster, Cathie Bleck, Chet Zar, Chris Peters, Chris Ryniak, Damon Soule, Dan Quintana, Darren Goldman, Dave Bondi, Dave Cooper, Dave Pressler, David Horvath, David Lanham, Doktor A , Dylan Sisson, Ekundayo, Eric Fortune, Eric Joyner, Eric White, Erik Alos, Gris Grimly, Ian Millard, Isabel Samaras, Jack Long, Jaime “Germs” Zacarias, Jaime Zollars, James Naccarato, Jasmine Worth, Jeff Soto, Jesse Hernandez, Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez, Joshua Clay, Kelly Vivanco, Kevin Peterson, Kukula, Lola, MAD, Mari Inukai, Mark Murphy, Mark Nagata, Martin Wittfooth, Melissa Haslam, Meredith Dittmar, Mia, Michael Page, Naoto Hattori, Nate Frizzel , Nathan Spoor, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Nimit Malavia, Paul Barnes, Retna, Robert Pokorny, Ron English, Sara Antoinette Martin, Scott Belcastro, Scott Radke, Scott Scheidly, Sean Christopher, Tessar Lo, Tim McCormick, Yoskay Yamamoto, Yosuke Ueno & more TBA.

‘Movers & Shakers’ – curated by Gino Joukar
Opening Reception: Sat, Feb. 14th 7-11PM
939 Chung King Road in Chinatown
Los Angeles 90012