Virtual Tour of August Exhibitions at Thinkspace Projects | Exhibitions on view August 5 – August 26, 2023

Thinkspace presents a virtual tour of Uncharted Paths debuting as his first U.S. solo exhibition by MARK JEFFREY SANTOS (aka Mr. S) showing in Gallery I and CLEMENTINE BAL brings her new sculpture collection Magic Friends’ showing in Gallery II. Along with JAMIAH CALVIN (aka MIAH THE CREATOR) bringsReganomics, Cocaine ’80s and the ’90s Re-Up’ in Gallery III, and WILEY WALLACE returns for his new solo show ‘Woven Trailsshowing in Gallery IV. And last but not least GOOPMASSTA Leader of the Pack in The Dog House Gallery.

Explore the virtual tour here:\

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through August 26, 2023.

Virtual tour created by Birdman.

Troy Lovegates exhibition “Would” showing at Thinkspace Projects | May 7, 2022 – May 28, 2022

Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present Troy Lovegates’ latest solo show, ‘Would.’ The artist, formerly known as Other, brings his vast knowledge of street art and work with found objects to the gallery, presenting his first collection composed entirely of his intricate, hand-carved wooden sculptures.

While Lovegates has left his mark on communities around the world, adorning walls and bringing color to otherwise monotone cityscapes, this exhibition is a milestone for his career, bringing solely his sculptures to a new audience.

Lovegates has carefully crafted a diverse cast of characters in the hopes that it will encourage interaction and provoke thought from viewers. The grizzled characters are sure to provoke conversation, bringing attendees together to wonder about the history and personality of each and every one.

About Troy Lovegates
Troy Lovegates (formerly known as Other) is a world-renowned street artist and painter of found objects from Canada. Lovegates’ bright paintings criss-cross the globe on the sides of rail cars and appear both large and small on walls around the world. He has called many places home, including Montreal, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Toronto, and San Francisco. When not hopping trains or painting on walls, he turns his brush and pen to discarded books, hand-carved wooden characters, aged paper, and scavenged wooden objects, rendering patterned portraits of wizened faces as rough and aged as the surfaces they appear on.


BORDALO II sculpts a massive seal out of found plastic for Vitality & Verve III at Long Beach Museum of Art in conjunction with POW! WOW! Long Beach.

Bordalo II was born in Lisbon and believes he belongs to a generation of extreme consumerism, materialism, and greed. As society continues to overproduce goods and carelessly throw away objects, the trash becomes Bordalo II’s medium and inspiration. He takes the waste that’s left behind and manipulates it, assembling and developing his works with the end-of-life material reflect an idea and message of sustainability, ecological, and social awareness.

Check out BORDALO II on Instagram.


Thinkspace is closed this week for the install of Amy Sol’s solo exhibition “Bird of Flux” and we’re in love with the new works, in addition to Amy’s inspired exploration of sculptures for the show.

“I took my first deep dive into sculpting for this exhibition! It was a challenge, I learned a lot! looking forward to exploring 3D realms into the future.. so many possibilities 🔮” – Amy Sol’s Instagram 

Join us for the opening reception of “Bird of Flux” this Saturday, March 3 from 6 – 9pm.

Thinkspace Projects
6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA


March 3, 2018 – March 24, 2018

Thinkspace is pleased to present new works by Korean-born painter Amy Sol in Bird of Flux. A self-taught artist currently based in Northern California, her delicately rendered paintings offer introspective meditations on the fluidity of fairytale and fiction, tapping into the endless permutations of subconscious reverie. Sol’s intuitive imagery is drawn from instinctual reserves, referencing several visual traditions of storytelling by enigmatically combining both the personal and archetypal. In her new body of work, Sol explores themes of transition, adventure, and adaptation, considering the individual faced by external and internal forces of change. In Bird of Flux physical metamorphosis is posited as a visual metaphor for inner transformation, offering the viewer borrowed ingress into an imaginative universe of muted hues, unlikely companions, softened edges, and shadowy phantasms.

Sol’s graphics and illustrative inspirations are drawn from enduring collective influences. Everything from animation to decorative design makes an appearance in her esoterically stylized worlds. Influenced by Japanese manga and the whimsy of Ghibli films, as well as the idyllic natural worlds of classic-era Disney and the Golden Age of turn-of-the-century American Illustration, Sol Incorporates references to varied cultural and folkloric embodiments of the feminine. Her works often feature a female protagonist in collusion with supporting animal or creature characters, a tradition of friendship long spun in popular culture from animé to Bambi.

Presented in a state of calm albeit apprehended action, the narratives she advances remain partial and unresolved moments, mere glimpses in a shifting arc rather than a finite plot. These imagined propositions are lawless rather than earth-bound imperatives. With a creative unhinging, Sol’s limitless imagination slips fluidly beyond the restrictions of the real into a world of surreal gentility.
Technically self-taught, Sol has spent many years perfecting her own mixed pigments and materials. Known for a distinctive palette with a subtle ghostly cast, she has in recent years experimented with more intense contrasts and darker hues. Her use of color often recalls late 19th and early 20th-century illustration, art nouveau design, and even the Celadon vases she remembers from her childhood. The diffuse effect of her pigments, however, tends to feel
generally nostalgic rather than specifically referential, as though drawn from a distant and strangely non-existent past. Her technique is labor intensive, involving the application of several layers of acrylic washes to achieve the translucence and opacity of her surfaces. She is also using oils and exploring sculpture in this new body of work. Preferring wood panel to canvas for its unique material qualities, Sol often allows the organic nature of the substrate to dictate the direction of her compositions.

Bird of Flux will include new paintings and sculptural works by the artist. In the spirit of transformation on both conspicuous and imperceptible planes, her new output fittingly reflects her own openness to experimentation and unexpected shifts. Sol’s poetically measured images retain traces of melancholic pause in spite of their idyllic beauty and calm, feeling at times like the magic of fairytale tempered by the ambivalence of the adult. Personal and simultaneously universal, the powerful quiet of her works force a reflective distance into an otherwise unmanageably chaotic visual world.