Thinkspace Projects | August 2022

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Work by Aof Smith (left), Nicola Caredda (right)
Thinkspace Projects

Thinkspace Projects Brings Together Incredible Roster of Artists for August Shows

 

Gallery One | Cruise Night 2 • The Perez Brothers

Gallery Two | Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30 • Nicola Caredda

Gallery Three | Grind • Dredske

Gallery Four | Irrepressible Summer Memory • Aof Smith

Viewing Room | Frontal • Adam Caldwell

 

AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 27

Thinkspace Projects

4207 W. Jefferson Blvd. & 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90016

T: 310.558.3375 | Tues. - Sat. Noon to 6PM

Thinkspaceprojects.com

 

Opening Reception

Work by The Perez Brothers
Thinkspace Projects

Saturday, August 6th, 6-10pm

DJ, Refreshments, Live Painting, and More

Los Angeles, CA (July 28, 2022) - Thinkspace Projects is an undeniable hub in the Los Angeles artscape, a New Contemporary art haven in West Adams. Now, with their recent expansion dialed in, they are bringing an impressive collection of shows to the gallery for August. These shows, complete with opening night party, present the quintissestial summer art experience.

 

Italian Artist Nicola Caredda presents Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30, the U.S. solo debut from the artist. This show comes on the heels of years of successful groupshows with the gallery, taking their professional relationship to a new level. In Gallery II, Caredda creates a free world where anything can happen, a new dimension in which everyone can choose their own direction even if it may be wrong or even lead to self-destruction. Where adults see danger and leave warning signs, Caredda sees freedom in its truest form, portraying possibility and fulfillment. Caredda’s works are a commentary on the restrictions of adult life, bringing viewers into a layered and complex place.

 

In Gallery III, Chicago-based artist Dredske makes his west coast solo debut with Grind. Offering people a window into the daily life of an artist from the paraphernalia to the people, Dredske creates a nuanced portrait of an entire lifestyle. It is deeply personal, representing what he himself does daily, while managing to be incredibly relatable as well. With familiar objects and scenes, viewers are able to draw a connection between their own existence and the artist’s. This is a new direction for Dredske, who has previously focused on subjects outside of his own personal life, offering a more intimate understanding.

 

Irrepressible Summer Memory from Aof Smith takes over Gallery IV, presenting his U.S. solo debut. The Thai contemporary artist expresses his perception and imagination through the limitless possibilities of Pop-surrealism. With loveable characters that create whimsical scenarios and dynamics, Smith balances an innate dark humor with lighter, brighter elements.

 

Not only are these three wonderful shows debuting, but Adam Caldwell brings Frontal to the viewing room, evoking the tensions between mind and body, self and other, past and present. In Gallery I, The Perez Brothers bring their third solo show and second with the gallery. Cruise Night 2 is deeply rooted in their own LA history, particularly lowrider culture. The resulting show is a love letter to SoCal–the people, the weather, the whole vibe. With 6 works on canvas and 7 works on paper, the display is varied but the sentiment is constant.

 

With a taco stand, light projections, a live painting by Angel Once, merchandise booths from local artisans and Timeless Vapes, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Thinkpace is taking full advantage of their epic expansion, which now spans 8,500 square feet of exhibition spaces and 15,000 square feet of fully landscaped courtyard that connects their two spaces.

 

The shows opens August 6th with a reception from 6PM to 10PM. It will remain on view until August 27th at Thinkspace Projects.

 

About Thinkspace                                       

Thinkspace was founded in 2005; now in LA’s thriving West Adams District, the gallery has garnered an international reputation as one of the most active and productive exponents of the New Contemporary Art Movement. Maintaining its founding commitment to the promotion and support of its artists, Thinkspace has steadily expanded its roster and diversified its projects, creating collaborative and institutional opportunities all over the world. Founded in the spirit of forging recognition for young, emerging, and lesser-known talents, the gallery is now home to artists from all over the world, ranging from the emerging, mid-career, and established.

 

Though the New Contemporary Art Movement has remained largely unacknowledged by the vetted institutions of the fine art world and its arbiters of ‘high culture,’ the future promises a shift. The Movement’s formative aversion to the establishment is also waning in the wake of its increased visibility, institutional presence, and widespread popularity. Thinkspace has sought to champion and promote the unique breadth of the Movement, creating new opportunities for the presentation of its artists and work. An active advocate for what is now one of the longest extant organized art movements in history, Thinkspace is an established voice for its continued growth and evolution, proving their commitment by expanding its projects beyond Los Angeles, exhibiting with partner galleries and organizations in Berlin, Hong Kong, London, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, and Honolulu among many others, participating in International Art Fairs, and curating New Contemporary content for Museums. Committed to the vision, risk, and exceptional gifts of its artists, the gallery is first and foremost a family. From the streets to the museums, and from the “margins” to the white cube, Thinkspace is re-envisioning what it means to be “institutional.”   

 

 

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Thinkspace Projects
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
contact@thinkspaceprojects.com
(310) 558-3375
https://thinkspaceprojects.com/
About Thinkspace Projects

Thinkspace was founded in 2005; now in LA’s thriving West Adams District, the gallery has garnered an international reputation as one of the most active and productive exponents of the New Contemporary Art Movement. Maintaining its founding commitment to the promotion and support of its artists, Thinkspace has steadily expanded its roster and diversified its projects, creating collaborative and institutional opportunities all over the world. Founded in the spirit of forging recognition for young, emerging, and lesser-known talents, the gallery is now home to artists from all over the world, ranging from the emerging, mid-career, and established.


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