LAX/SFO Pt. III: Multi-Disciplinary Exhibition | SoMa
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Heron Arts | 7 Heron St, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Heron Arts is pleased to announce the multi-disciplinary exhibition curated by Los Angeles based contemporary art gallery Thinkspace. The exhibition LAX / SFO Pt. II, will be on view at Heron Arts until July 6th, 2019. Visitors can enjoy a group show of over 80 artists exhibiting 12×12 inch artworks. The opening of LAX / SFO Pt. III will be on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 6pm and is free and open to the public.
Thinkspace has asked close to 90 artists to create 12×12 inch pieces, making this exhibition one of the largest group shows of the New Contemporary genre in San Francisco to date. This marks the third and the largest exhibition the gallery has curated in San Francisco. The artists include ABCNT, Abigail Goldman, Adam Caldwell, Ador, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Alexandra Manukyan, Alvaro Naddeo, Amy Sol, Anthony Hurd, Anthony Solano, Apex, Benjamin Garcia, Baldur Helgason, Brian Mashburn, Caratoes, Carl Cashman, CASE, Casey Weldon, Clare Toms, Collin Van Der Sluijs, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Crash one, Darcy Yates, Derek Gores, Drew Young, Eduardo F. Angel, Eelus, Egg Fiasco, Ermsy, Erica Rose Levine, Fafi, Fernando Chamarelli, Fumi Nakamura, Giorgiko, Hanna Lee Joshi, Hilda Palafox (aka Poni), Huntz Liu, JC Rivera, Jeremy Fish, Jet Martinez, Jolene Lai, Josie Morway, Kayla Mahaffey, Kelsey Beckett, Ken Nwadiogbu, Kobushuer, Koz Dos, Kristin Farr, Kyle Bryant, Lauren YS, Leon Keer, Linsey Levendall, Lisa, King, Logan Hicks, Lonac, Louis Masai, Mando Marie, Marie-Claude Marquis, Martine Johanna, Max Sansing, McKenzie Fisk, Meggs, Molly Gruninger, Nicola Caredda, Nomad Clan, Nosego, Nuno Viegas, Oak Oak, Paola Delfin, The Perez Bros, Peter Adamyan, Peter Chan, Pez, Pichi, Avo, PREF, Ricky Watts, Seth Armstrong, Spenser Little, Stephanie Buer, Stikman, Superdeux, Telmo Miel, Terry Arena, Troy Lovegates, Wiley Wallace, Yok & Sheryo, Yosuke Ueno, Yusei Abe, and Zezão.
Alongside the exhibition will be a site-specific mural installation from Bay Area based artists, Amy Sol and Lauren YS. The artists will collaborate for the first time on a mural inside the gallery. The installation will be on view for the duration of the exhibition.
Thinkspace was founded in 2005; now in LA’s Culver City Arts 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.
The New Contemporary Art Movement, not unlike its earlier 20th Century counterparts such as Surrealism, Dada, or Fauvism, ultimately materialized in search of new forms, content, and expressions that cited rather than disavowed the individual and the social. The earliest incarnations of the Movement, refusing the paradigmatic disinterest of “Art” as an inaccessible garrison of “high culture,” championed figuration, surrealism, representation, pop culture, and the subcultural. By incorporating the “lowbrow,” accessible, and even profane, an exciting and irreverent art movement grew in defiance of the mandated renunciations of “high” art. Emerging on the West Coast in the 90’s partly as a response to the rabid “conceptual-turn” then championed on the East Coast, the Movement steadily created its own platforms, publications, and spaces for the dissemination of its imagery and ideas.
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. Though still very much invested in the elevation and exposure of its emerging talents, the gallery, now in its 13th year, has come into its own with a roster that reflects this maturity. 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.
The gallery has in recent years expanded 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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