Thinkspace Gallery is proud to present an upcoming group show called Uncommon Gardens. This exhibition will feature new paintings and drawings from Caia Koopman, Kelly Vivanco, Lilly Piri and Catherine Brooks.
The work featured in Uncommon Gardens is quiet, feminine and introspective. Often featuring the use of flowers and foliage as recurring visual metaphors, all the artists participating in Uncommon Gardens explore the delicate balance between feminine beauty and mystery. The works in this exhibition promise a glimpse inside the female psyche, through delicately rendered works that document the human condition.
Uncommon Gardens opens Friday, May 9th and will remain on view thru June 6th. Learn more about Caia Koopman, Kelly Vivanco, Lilly Piri and Catherine Brooks at Thinkspace online.
Stephan Doitschinoff, aka CALMA, is a self-taught artist based in Bahia and São Paulo, Brazil. Looking to Brazilian folklore and Baroque religious imagery, as well as Alchemical and Pagan symbols, CALMA has created his own unique language and style which embraces his influences and lets them evolve naturally into his own autobiographical work by combining them with his roots in urban art and pop culture.
If Brazil is a bit out of reach for you, have no fear. CALMA will be making his US debut in a solo exhibition at Anno Domini opening Friday, May 2nd. His work will remain on view thru June 21st. Make sure to check out more of CALMA’s amazing work at www.stephandoit.com.br.
Thinkspace Gallery presents the work of Kris Chau in an exhibit titled Plaits & Fringe, gracing their project room Friday, May 9th thru June 6th.
Kris Chau was born and raised on the island of O'ahu. She moved to Philadelphia to see snow and hear the songs of ice cream trucks. She draws and dreams of girls all day long, and most times falls asleep at her desk. However, when she’s not snoozing at her desk, she manages to create some beautiful artwork, which you can see more of at krischau.com. Details on Plaits & Fringe at www.sourharvest.com/thinkspace.
Unless you’ve taken to living in a vacuum free of all outside cultural influences, you know the annual massive music festival, Coachella, went down under the scorching California sun this past weekend. Our buddies at Supertouch have posted some great pictures of the epic graffiti pig designed by Roger Waters’ Slick and Danny Boy that made quite a stink at the festival. This Dark Side of the Pig balloon floated over the masses during Waters’ Floyd set, tagged with phrases like, “No Blood For Oil,” "Cut Here," Don’t Build Walls,” and “Don’t Be Led to the Slaughter.” Peek more pig pics here.
German artist Heiko Müller will be releasing his very first book this May through ROJO publishers in Barcelona. Although it may be a wee book, (11cm x 15cm) it’s far from faint. This 160-page beauty's titled Stay Awake, and is chock-full of Müller’s gorgeous artwork. Heiko Müller painted most of the works in Stay Awake, but it also includes a special drawing by his young son Leo, as well as some holiday snapshots, and even a photo of Müller with a Prince Valiant bob and a topless Ralf Krüger. We have full confidence that Müller's book will make you Stay Awake, eager for more. Pre-order your copy of at www.rojo-magazine.com/shop.
Sub Culture legendary tattoo artist Tim Hendricks and Sabre have collaborated on a finely detailed pair of shades. Perfect timing too, as the sun’s rays just keep heating up this time of year. The black loc style Hooligan frame comes with signature fine rose tattoo and clean FTW etched artwork creeping down both arms, and comes complete with customized Tim Hendricks art sunglass box.
For more of Hendricks’ work visit www.saltwatertattoo.com. Check out www.sabrevision.net for further details on these awesome specs.
Augor from The Seventh Letter’s MSK crew passed along this sick new piece he, Tastes Like Gold (left) and Bonks (right) recently finished up in Los Angeles. All we can say is keep it up, guys. It sure is a lot more interesting to check out new graff pieces on our way to work than another billboard ad.
Eyeone from the Seeking Heaven crew is curating Lost Ten Years, an exhibit and book release of the same name, celebrating ten years of graffiti in the City of Angels.
Going down May 3rd at Meltdown, Lost Ten Years will feature some truly talented Southern California writers and artists, including: Adikt, Asylm, Atlas, Cab, Codak, Friend, Geoff Oki, Iker, Jorger, Kara Marks, Kozem, Luna, Modem, Neo, Panic, Patrick Martinez, Precise, Rick Rodriguez, Sherm, Swank, Tommy Ruets, Unit, Vyal, Worth, and Yem.
Check out the book Lost Ten Years at lost.seekingheaven.com, and make sure to hit up Metdown May 3rd if you’re the type that’s down with the sickest graffiti in Los Angeles.
UK artist Chris Bourke has just released two lino prints in a sneak preview of a new series he's working on of real UK burlesque performers. Sexy burlesque prints? Yes please!
Bourke collaborated with the artists to work his lino-cutting magic on their images. The subject matter is perfect for Bourke, whose own background in tattooing creates imagery that overlaps nicely with the burlesque beauties. The first prints in the series are of the superbly named Anna Fur Laxis and Cherry Shakewell.
For more of Chris Bourke's lino and skateboard graphic work, check out his website at chrisbourkeart.com.