This coming November marks our 5 Year Anniversary with Thinkspace and it has proven to be one hell of a ride. As we prepare to take things to the next level both in terms of presentation and profile with our upcoming move to our new 2,400 sq. ft. space in the heart of the Culver City gallery district, we felt it would be cool to look back and revisit some of the shows that helped establish us as a gallery.
We’ll kick off the ‘Flashback’ series with a look at our inaugural show, ‘Picks Of The Harvest: Batch One’ which took place at our first location just off Melrose near Fairfax (in the shadow of Brooklyn Projects and SURU) in November of 2005. Our debut show drew well over 1,000 art lovers and featured live painting on the side and back of our gallery from none other than Buff Monster and Mear One – both drew massive crowds that blocked the alleyway all evening long watching these monsters at work.
As for the show itself, it was the beginning of our ongoing relationships with such now established artists as Audrey Kawasaki, Ekundayo and Anthony Clarkson and also included works from the likes of Dalek, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Lola, Sean Christopher, Thomas Han, Anthony Ausgang, Nathan Spoor, Lesley Reppeteaux, Mark Price, Dan Quintana, Ronald Kurniawan, and several others that have gone on to become regular fixtures in the new contemporary art movement.
Check out pics from the opening night here:
Thank you all for the years of ongoing support! We look forward to all that lay ahead at our new location in Culver City and are more energized then ever before to showcase the most exciting artists from the new contemporary art movement. We can’t wait for all to see the new space when we open on Fri, April 9th. Don’t miss it!
2005 – 2010: Five years strong and just getting started.