Virtual Opening Reception of Ermsy, Lauren Hana Chai, and Group Exhibition ‘Mother Earth: We Are All One’

Thinkspace is pleased to present Ermsy’s ‘Took It Easy,’ Lauren Hana Chai’s ‘The Little Death,’ and Group Exhibition ‘Mother Earth: We Are All One’

June 27, 2020 – July 18, 2020

Ermsy ‘Took It Easy’

English, Paris-based illustrator and artist Ermsy takes the popular cartoons of his childhood and reimagines them as irreverent appropriations. Fascinated by American pop culture as a readily accessible, visual vernacular, Ermsy’s take on its beloved illustrated characters is both satirical and participatory. These adult-themed bastardizations of Garfield, Loony Tunes, The Simpsons, and the like, are simultaneously elated and anarchic in their absurd display of debauchery like tendencies.

Using familiar characters provides Ermsy with a set of pre-established imaginative boundaries within which to work. Like a hot-boxed descent into an alternate universe of nostalgic psychotropic Saturday morning cartoons, his world is a playful subversion of familiar, pop-cultural fodder.

Lauren Hana Chai’s ‘The Little Death’

Lauren Hana Chai was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii being the first of her family to be born in the United States. Raised by her grandparents who are from South Korea, she grew up with dual cultures: Very traditional with a Korean lifestyle at home, while at the same time being immersed in the western world outside. In 2010, Lauren moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University and graduated in 2015 with her BFA in painting.

Lauren uses unconventional mediums with mixed media as well as working with her first love, oils. The mixed media brings together different elements which is a reflection of her identity. She paints issues such as taboo, the Korean cultural trait han, history, the clash of traditional and modern, east and west, and the struggle for balance in between.

Mother Earth ‘We Are All One’: 60+ Artist Group Exhibition

We’re proud to share that our family of creatives are coming together for a very special group show, that will help shine a light on topics currently at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts.

“Mother Earth: We Are All One” will bring together 50+ artists, all of whom have been asked to work within the same space confines of 12×12 inches (30×30 cm) and to take into consideration the general state of our Mother Earth and how much we have scarred her for our own gain and how many specifies of animals have gone extinct due to our constant advancement and taking over of lands near and far. We’ve asked them all to also consider how the current pandemic has so clearly illustrated that we are all in this together, and when we work together as one, anything is possible. To single out any one person due to their race, religion or sexual orientation is an archaic way of thinking that needs to be abolished. Fundamentalist extremism has been rearing its ugly head all around the world over the last couple years, and it needs to be stopped.

A portion of the proceeds from this special exhibition will be donated to our longtime partners at Born Free USA to help them in their goals of ensuring that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs.

A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the NAACP in the name of Ahmaud Arbery.

Online Schedule of Virtual Events:

Saturday, June 27 from 1-2 PM pacific time we will go live on our Instagram to tour our new exhibition

Sunday, June 28 at 2 pm pacific time we will post a full set of installation photos from both exhibitions to our Facebook and blog

Monday, June 29 at 4 pm pacific time we will share a link to the self-guided virtual tour of our new exhibitions on all of our social networks

Video by Birdman

Virtual Opening Reception for Scott Listfield, McKenzie Fisk, and Sean Banister

Excited to share a nearly sold-out exhibition from Scott Listfield ‘This is America,’ and sold-out exhibitions from McKenzie Fisk ‘Good Luck Don’t Die,’ and Sean Banister ‘A Tourist at Home‘ with you all.

Join us for our various virtual events to showcase these great exhibitions.

Online Schedule of Virtual Events:

Saturday, May 30 from 1 – 2 pm pacific time we will go live on our Instagram to tour our new exhibitions + we will have all the artists on hand to briefly discuss their new shows

Sunday, May 31 at 2 pm pacific time we will post a full set of installation photos from both exhibitions to our Facebook and blog

Monday, June 1 at 4 pm pacific time we will share a link to the self-guided virtual tour of our new exhibitions on all of our social networks

Video by Birdman

Virtual Opening Reception for Hilda Palafox (aka PONI) and Kayla Mahaffey

Excited to share the new works from Hilda Palafox (aka Poni) and Kayla Mahaffey with you all. Both artists have delivered absolutely incredible new bodies of work.

Online Schedule of Virtual Events:

Saturday, May 2 at 12:00 noon pacific time we will post our professionally shot video tour of both our May exhibitions to our Instagram TV

Saturday, May 2 from 1-2PM pacific time we will go live on our Instagram Stories to tour both exhibitions, have a bit of fun, giveaway some stuff and answer some questions

Sunday, May 3 at 2pm pacific time we will post a full set of photos from both exhibitions to our Facebook and blog

Monday, May 4 at 2PM pacific time we will share a link to our self-guided virtual tour of both exhibitions on all of our social networks

Monday, May 4 at 4PM pacific time we will debut ‘Magic Mondays’ with our close friend @wormtv who will wow us all with his slight of hand magic.

Virtual Walkthrough of Carlos Ramirez’s ‘A Faster Hallelujah’ and Huntz Liu’s ‘Subtraction’

We’re excited to offer you all a virtual walkthrough of our current exhibitions:https://players.cupix.com/p/7yBx10SK    

Once you enter either room, navigate around the virtual gallery using your arrow keys. (Further control instructions are visible once you enter.).

The ‘Highlights’ bar at the bottom of your viewing window also provides short cuts to both exhibitions, along with the map of our space in the lower-left corner of your screen. 

 To see a piece up close, click on it on the wall or on the artwork navigation bar at the bottom of the window.  

When viewing a work up close, you can then click the Info Icon in the upper right corner to see more information about the piece (title, medium, etc.). 

Click HERE to view the new works from Carlos Ramirez 

Click HERE to view the new works from Huntz Liu 

Click HERE to view the virtual opening tour for both exhibits 

Click HERE to view our studio visit with Carlos Ramirez

 Click HERE to check out our interview with Carlos Ramirez

 Click HERE to check out our interview with Huntz Liu 

Click HERE to view a selection of installation photographs of both exhibits 

Both exhibitions on view through April 25

Tour developed by Birdman

Opening Reception of Carlos Ramirez’s “A Faster Hallelujah” and Huntz Liu’s “Subtraction”

Welcome to our first virtual opening reception, featuring new works from Carlos Ramirez’s “A False Hallelujah” and Hunt Liu’s “Subtraction.”

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be closed until at least April 30th in accordance with California’s Statewide Lockdown.

But a lockdown won’t keep us down —

Join us on Tuesday, April 7th at 4 pm for a live exhibition tour and Q&A via Zoom. Details to be shared this coming Monday.

Thank you all for the love and support during these ever-changing times. Keep safe. Keep strong. Keep creative.

Photos courtesy of Birdman