New print release from Scott Listfield this Friday May 10, 2024

To help us celebrate our dear Shawn’s legacy and to dig out from the mountain of medical bills from her 15 month long battle with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, we have launched a special suite of fund-raising editions in tandem with our good friends at Static Medium.

We are excited to keep the fund-raising going this week with a new deluxe print edition with Scott Listfield.  ‘Soundwave‘ from Listfield will be available this Friday, May 10 in a limited edition of 50 copies.

SCOTT LISTFIELD
‘Soundwave’
Limited edition of 50
16 x 20 inches
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Archival pigment print on Moab Entrada 290gsm cotton rag paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Printed by Static Medium (Los Angeles)
$90

Available this Friday, May 10 at 10am PST / 1pm EST via our web shop.

Please note that the prints will not appear on our web shop until time of release. No pre-orders are available.

Shipping costs are additional and will be calculated during check out. Prints will ship flat. Any customs or duty fees incurred, are not the responsibility of the gallery. Thank you.

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Photo Tours of ‘A Better Tomorrow’ Group Show and Buakow Phasom ‘My Precious Things’

Thinkspace presents a photo tour of our new group show ‘A Better Tomorrow’ in Gallery I featuring works from over 80 artists. Thinkspace is honored to be hosting the debut North American solo exhibition from Thai artist Buakow Phasom, who brought together a collection of work focusing on the adventures of her beloved cat named Ungpung in ‘My Precious Things’ in Gallery II. 

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through April 27, 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.

Photos by @BirdManPhotos.

On view April 6 thru April 27, 2024

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

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Introducing our ‘Shawn Forever’ series of fund-raising prints

This coming Monday, March 11 would have been Shawn Mary Vezinaw Hosner’s 58th birthday. To help us recover from the mountain of medical bills from Shawn’s cancer battle, we are launching a special suite of fund-raising editions in tandem with our good friends at Static Medium on this most special of days.

We are honored to kick things off with two beautiful new editions from Cinta Vidal of works featured in her recent sold-out NYC solo show we hosted for her. We’ve worked with Cinta for over a decade now, and she loved Shawn, so this is a great starting point for this special series.

Static Medium is generously waving all productions fees and the artists are donating the full runs to helping us re-build, get out of debt and back into fighting shape for 2025 and beyond, not to mention build towards a fund for our future art award in Shawn’s honor with our good friends at JUXTAPOZ. The support has been overwhelming to us and we can not begin to express in words what this all means to us, as we are all still so in shock at the loss of our dear Shawn.

Both ‘Eames’ and ‘Plaza’ from Vidal will be available on Monday, March 11 at 10am PST / 1pm EST via our web shop. Full details shared Monday morning via our e-mail newsletter and can be found now on our Facebook page.

CINTA VIDAL
“Eames”
Edition of 50
32 x 32 inches / 81.28cm x 81.28cm
Hand Deckled Edges
On Moab Entrada 290gsm
Each print is signed and numbered by the artist
Printed by Static Medium (Los Angeles)
$250

*Prints will ship rolled in a tube and ship out by the week of the 18th of March.

Available on Monday, March 11 at 10am PST / 1pm EST via our web shop

CINTAL VIDAL
“Plaza”
Edition of 50
24 x 24 inches
60.96cm x 60.96
Hand Deckled Edges
On Moab Entrada 290gsm
Each print is signed and numbered by the artist
Printed by Static Medium (Los Angeles)
$200

*Prints will ship rolled in a tube and ship out by the week of the 18th of March.

Shipping costs are additional and will be calculated during check out. Any customs or duty fees incurred, are not the responsibility of the gallery.

Sorry, no pre-orders are available.

Anyone that has donated to our GoFundMe, Venmo or helped in any way so far, we can not begin to thank you enough. Our community means so much to us and it was EVERYTHING to Shawn. She always wanted everyone to know how much we loved them and respected the fact that there is so much to do every night in Los Angeles, so when you choose to come and hang out with us and our family of creatives, that that really meant something to her and always will to everyone one of us here at Thinkspace.

72 hour timed editions coming up with:
Giorgiko on Friday, March 15
Brian M. Viveros on Friday, March 22

Also watch for new ‘Shawn Forever’ print editions coming very soon with:
Yosuke Ueno, Gustavo Rimada, Dulk, Audrey Kawasaki, Amy Sol, Stom500, Scott Listfield, Jasper Wong, Esao Andrews and many more in the works

SHAWN MARY VEZINAW HOSNER
3/11/66 to 2/14/24

Donation Links:
GoFundMe Link
Paypal Link
Venmo Link

Photo Tours of Paola Ciarska ‘Paolaverse,’ ‘NERDSTALGIA’ group show, and Steve Martinez ‘Shuffle’

Thinkspace presents a photo tour ‘Paolaverse’ – the debut of Paola Ciarska’s largest collection of works to date (with a nearby magnifying glass at the ready, to really soak in those details) in Gallery III. In Gallery IV, Thinkspace Projects is excited to present ‘NERDSTALGIA’ a group show curated by Ken Flewellyn that showcases new works from over 30 incredible artists, all mind melding with their inner nerd. And in the Doghouse Gallery we have fine artist, muralist, photographer, and graphic designer Steve Martinez‘s contemporary work ‘Shuffle‘ which deals with the discourse between the symbolic and the realistic within daily urban life. 

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through March 2, 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.

Photos by @BirdManPhotos.

On view February 10 thru March 2, 2024

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

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February Exhibitions featuring works from Ryol, Van Dam One, Paola Ciarska, Steve Martinez, and ‘NERDSTALGIA’ group show open this Saturday February 10, 2024

Thinkspace Projects presents:

Gallery I:
RYOL (aka Ryo Laksamana)
Stealing Drinks From A Drunk Rock Star

Gallery II:
DANNY J. MARTINEZ (aka Van Dam One)
Lost & Found

Gallery III:
PAOLA CIARSKA
Paolaverse

Gallery IV:
NERDSTALGIA‘ group show
Curated by our own Ken Flewellyn

The Doghouse Gallery:
STEVE MARTINEZ
Shuffle

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 10 from 6-10pm

Plus be sure to also check out the Thinkspace Night Market located in the courtyard between our two spaces during our opening night festivities.

Live painting from 1440 + an artist mini-mart with booths from Miss Brixx, Alepsis Hernandez, Amy Smith, Fl.our Pots & Anthony Manorek’s vintage offerings + amazing grub from Zavala’s Pies + weed bar from The Cure Company + our open bar + free Liquid Death + coffee and warm drinks from the Mad Barista + video projections from Digital Debris Video Gallery + Venice Beats providing the soundtrack to the evening and shout out to GoopMassta for holding it all down in our courtyard!

On view February 10 thru March 2, 2024

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

RYOL (aka Ryo Laksamana)
Stealing Drinks From A Drunk Rock Star
(Gallery I)

For our third solo exhibition together, the Indonesian artist Ryol has created a series of 12 paintings, ten of which see the artist re-imagining masterpieces from nine legendary artists. Through the lens of his distinctive style, this series of works explores the intersections between classical artistry and today’s dynamic cultural landscape. 

Ryol’s new works are quite different from his past works: in “Rain,” “Chupa Chups for You,” “Iced Tea,” “Half-Shredded Painting,” and “Man with a Parasol,” to name a few, he responded to popular culture products and phenomena. However, in some of his works in this new series, such as “Cats of Golconda,” we can experience both of these approaches when Magritte’s idea of human’s uniformity in 1953 meets Sanrio’s anthropomorphized animal characters, mainly the so-called Global Marketing Phenomenon, Hello Kitty. 

“Stealing Drinks From A Drunk Rockstar” is a cheeky nod to what he does: a joyous act of challenging perceptions and definitions of good art – if not art itself – by representing a moment from the great masters and toasting to the unending contemporary artistic expression. Ryol creates new situations and therefore a new set of invoked feelings and meanings for not only familiar, but iconic works. 

“Stealing Drinks From A Drunk Rockstar” serves as a playful reminder that the boundaries of creativity are fluid, and the echoes of the past can find resonance in the beats of the contemporary. Here Ryol skillfully employs humor and irony to break down the barriers that separate centuries, inviting the audience to witness the timeless conversation between art forms.

DANNY J. MARTINEZ (aka Van Dam One)
Lost & Found
(Gallery II)

Born in the South Suburbs of Chicago, IL, Danny J. Martinez (aka Van Dam One) is an artist whose work blurs the line between realism, illustration, cartoons, comics, and absurdity to create a blend of tangible surrealism that pulls the viewer into each piece. His work across different genres and mediums fuses together contemporary subjects with traditional mark making techniques that focus on both universal and individual understandings of the world. He uses this blend of surrealism as a means of self-discovery, drawing on his own experiences and the experiences of his community, to convey emotion and storytelling through multiple visual mediums.

PAOLA CIARSKA
Paolaverse
(Gallery III)

Paola Ciarska revels, excites and rejoices in the unrestrained potential of imagination. Each miniature painting has a vast cast of female characters, living out a virtual fantasy from the comfort of their multi-room domiciles. The viewer is turned into a voyeur, spying on the indulgent private moments and left to try and discern just what is going on.

The paintings have a physical presence that far exceeds their small scale. Each work is packed with painterly detail. Rooms are filled with the trinkets of modern life, decorated with reproductions of modern masters and adorned with fairy-lights, all set against psychedelic (and mildly suggestive) patterned backgrounds. Ciarska enjoys the labour of a marathon painting session, getting lost in the haze of its intricate, obsessive application.

NERDSTALGIA‘ group show
Curated by our own Ken Flewellyn
(Gallery IV)

“Stoked to announce my new curated exhibit ‘Nerdstalgia!’ For those of y’all that know me, I’m nerdy AF. To this day I still play dungeons and dragons weekly like that 15 year old looking for a magical escape. After the pandemic, catching up with a lot of artists, I was excited to hear how many took refuge in nerdy pursuits of their past. I decided then, I wanna see the nerd origin story that shaped the artist they are today.” – Ken Flewellyn (Thinkspace Projects director)

‘Nerdstalgia’ will showcase new works from over 30 incredible artists, all mind melding with their inner nerd.

Featuring new work from:
Jon Ching
Anthony Clarkson
L. Croskey
Risa Culbertson
Emily Ding
Alex Face
Ken Flewellyn
Jacub Gagnon
Sergio Garcia
GoopMassta
Matthew Grabelsky
A.L. Grime
Andrea Guzzetta
Cody Jimenez
Jolene Lai
Scott Listfield
Huntz Liu
Jeremie Marie
Marie-Claude Marquis
Mr. B Baby
Dustin Myers
Alvaro Naddeo
Francesca Quintano
Juan Manuel Sanabria
Zachary Schoenbaum
Floyd Strickland
Jane Tardo
TRAV MSK
The Obanoth
Madeleine Tonzi
Brian M. Viveros
Mark Waldman
Casey Weldon
Woes
Jasper Wong

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STEVE MARTINEZ
Shuffle
(The Doghouse Gallery)

Long beach native Steve Martinez is a fine artist, muralist, photographer, and graphic designer. His contemporary work deals with the discourse between the symbolic and the realistic within daily urban life. The thread of Mayan symbols and hieroglyphs—both representative of Martinez’s history and culture—is inescapable in his work, always connecting the present to the past by uplifting, preserving, and honoring a significant layer of meaning and identity.