Thinkspace Projects Presents Two New Solo Shows • Gallery One: Hilda Palafox (aka PONI) | Un día a la vez • Gallery Two: Olga Esther | Princesses, Gender Mandates, and Other Stories

  • LOS ANGELES, California
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  • October 08, 2021

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Work by Hilda Palafox (left) and Olga Esther (right)

OCTOBER 16, 2021 - NOVEMBER 9, 2021

Thinkspace Projects

4217 W. Jefferson Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90016

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



Opening Reception

Saturday, 6PM- 9PM

Masks and Social Distancing Required


Los Angeles, CA (October 4, 2021) - Thinkspace Projects is pleased to present two brand new solo exhibitions. In Gallery One, Hilda Palafox’s--also known as PONI--latest solo show, ‘Un día a la vez’ examines the mystery and meaning of the feminine physical, emotional, and mental state. Examining the visible body as shapeless matter willing to mold itself, Palafox utilizes shapes, colors, and textures that seem to embody Latin American women. The radiant colors, robust silhouettes, dark skin, and monumental bodies intermingle with the spaces containing them, creating a study in space and femininity as a concept.



In Gallery Two, Thinkspace Projects is excited to present Olga Esther’s U.S. west coast debut solo show, ‘Princesses, Gender Mandates, and Other Stories.’ Using the symbolism of princess-tales, Esther broaches the subjects of gender and feminism. Examining the specifics of gender mandates, Esther investigates how the construction of our roles identity as women is based on the fulfillment of specific roles, and further explores the women who, despite society’s pressure, disobey and stray from these societal expectations. She turns a critical eye to the myth of Prince Charming and romantic love, exposing patriarchal motivation within classic tales.


Both shows open October 16, 2021. On view until November 9, 2021 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.


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