Thinkspace and 1xRUN Present LAX / DTW Exhibition at Inner State Gallery
Featuring Over 75 Artists From The New Contemporary Movement In Detroit

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Opening Saturday, June 6th at Detroit’s Inner State Gallery “LAX/DTW” will feature over 80 local and international artists curated by Los Angeles-based gallery Thinkspace. The massive group exhibition serves as introduction to the burgeoning New Contemporary art movement for art lovers in the Midwest, handpicked by one of the scene’s most prolific galleries. 

“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner said. 

For the eight iteration of Thinkspace’s traveling group exhibitions, co-owners Andrew and Shawn Hosner hand picked Detroit to showcase one of their most ambitious collections to date. As part of the exhibition the Hosners have also picked two featured artists, Stephanie Buer and Liz Brizzi for their unique hyperreal depictions highlighting Detroit’s vast and varied landscapes. 

“We are extremely honored to present this amazing group show alongside Thinkspace. We have always admired the way Andrew and his partners have pushed boundaries and constantly strived to elevate each of their artists. Their attention to detail and passion in this community is unparalleled,” Inner State Gallery owner Dan Armand said. 

This event will be free and open to the public with an artists reception June 6th from 7-10pm.  Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6th 7-10PM // On view: June 6th through July 4th, 2015

Featuring 16×20 inch works from: 123Klan, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alexis Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie,Andy Kehoe, Angry Woebots, Anthony Clarkson, Bec Winnel, Brett Amory, Brian Mashburn, Carl Cashman, Chie Yoshii, Christine Wu, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Curiot, Dan-ah Kim, Dave MacDowell, David Cooley, Derek Gores, Derek Hess, Drew Leshko, EINE, Ekundayo, Erik Jones, Erik Siador, Frank Gonzales, Fumi Nakamura, Gaia, Glenn Barr, Greg Mike, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Hueman, Jacub Gagnon, James Bullough, James Marshall (Dalek), Jeff Ramirez, Jeremy Hush, Jim Houser, Jolene Lai, Joram Roukes, Joseph Martinez, Kelly VIvanco, Ken Flewellyn, Kikyz1313, Ki Sung Koh, Kevin Peterson,  Kojiro Ankan Takakuwa, Kozyndan, Kwon Kyung-yup, Kyle Stewart, Labrona, Lindsey Carr, Linnea Strid, Luke Chueh, Marco Mazzoni, Mari Inukai, Mary Iverson, Matthew Grabelsky, Meggs, Mia Araujo, Michael Ramstead, Michelle Tanguay, Mike Egan, Naoto Hattori, Naturel, Nick Jaskey, Nosego, Okuda, Paul Barnes, Paula Zammit, Persue, Peter Adamyan, Ryan Hewett, Rodrigo Luff, Sarah Joncas, Sean Mahan, Sebastian Wahl, Seth Armstrong, Shark Toof, Stinkfish, Tony Philippou, Tran Nguyen & Troy Lovegates.

Featured artist Stephanie Buer:
Portland based artist Stephanie Buer explores derelict and abandoned urban spaces in her meticulously detailed oil paintings and charcoal drawings. Looking to the barren architectural vestiges of industry, Buer explores the life of marginalized structures once they’re divested of function and condemned to vacancy and neglect. Buer is fascinated by the living histories of absence, and by the poetic solitude of remnants; these buildings, once brimming with purpose and commercial enterprise remain untenanted reminders of human desertion and waste.

Stephanie Buer’s work is inspired by an untiring search for the spectral half lives of desolate spaces. Ever in search of dissonant juxtapositions and interesting details, Buer captures the poetry of imperfection in the graffiti marred walls of abandoned factories, and in the permanent vacancy of old buildings overgrown and dispossessed by the progress of nature. Initially, Buer began her search for these urban ruins and relics in the abandoned industrial recesses of Detroit. From these early urban explorations sprang an interest in the stories of structures, and in the spatial poetry of architectural remains. Her works are very much about the process of looking, of excavating beauty and value from inglorious castoffs and flawed fragments. Critically, her work encourages the viewer to consider the larger significance of a culture that pursues indiscriminate and unsustainable development; the abandoned buildings themselves endemic of the progress that once necessitated their development. Buer reminds us that things continue to live, even once they have been discarded.

Featured artist Liz Brizzi:
Los Angeles based, French born, artist Liz Brizzi’s mixed media collage paintings combine photography, paper and acrylic washes of paint on board to build complex and layered graphic works that capture the architectural specters of the urban core.

Brizzi is an artist adrift and in search of the mutable lives of structures. Through her travels, Brizzi has sought to capture the cultural specificity of her subjects, looking to the ways in which architecture speaks of its city’s past and present. A central component of her practice involves the undertaking of urban “safaris” on which she seeks and arrests the absentia of industrial relics and buildings through photography. Her work can be defined as architectural portraiture, seeking the evasive identities of these receding and often forgotten edifices. Whether in a decrepit neon sign, a vacant alley way or a gutted building, Brizzi excavates the lives of partial vestiges. In the absence of human subjects, the works focus on these architectures and environments as living entities subject to the ravages of time and neglect.

Brizzi’s gritty and colorful works are ambient, and capture the moodiness of these urban hauntings with impressionistic license. At once graphic and painterly, the works are often composites of fractured moments and vistas. Architectonically devised compositionally, the panels are nonetheless as deeply emotive and stirring as they are technically impressive. They feel both holistically bound and fragmentary – a beautifully injured vision of remnants and unknown hollows. An avid traveller with an interest in Japanese philosophy, particularly the tenets of Wabi-Sabi which expound an appreciation of transience and imperfection, Brizzi is a spatial poet in search of ragged edges and haunted fissures.

About Thinkspace Gallery:  
Founded in Los Angeles in 2005, and located in the Culver City art district since 2009, Thinkspace was established with a commitment to the promotion and dissemination of young and emerging art. The gallery is a catalytic conduit for the emerging art scene, and is dedicated to the exposure of its tenets and its artists. This movement, straddled between popular culture, graphic art, design, and street art, is subject to steadily increasing global expansion, and is in need of institutional advocates. Thinkspace is positioned to create opportunities and a visible platform for its recognition and proliferation. The movement is young, but significant, and Thinkspace's aim is to establish both a curatorial forum and a collector base for its output. As an institution, Thinkspace is committed to vision, risk, and the exceptional talents that wield it. From the streets, to the gallery, from the "margins", to the white cube, Thinkspace is re-envisioning what it means to be "institutional". As a haven for talent, and a venue founded in passion, conviction, and community, the gallery's mandate is rooted in projections for its future longevity. We intend to be a vehicle for the talents we vet for year's to come, and are passionate advocates for their vision and their dreams. http://thinkspacegallery.com

About Inner State:
Inner State Gallery is Detroit’s premier art gallery for established and emerging artists, from Detroit and across the globe.  Located in Eastern Market, Inner State Gallery has exhibited the work of local artists Glenn Barr, Camilo Pardo and Tyree Guyton, as well as international street artists Nychos, Askew, Ben Frost and Meggs. The 10,000 square foot building is home to two exhibition spaces, an artist residency program, a print studio and the gallery's publishing company 1xRUN.
 

 

Stephanie Buer - Featured Artists

Stephanie Buer
Nark
SIZE TBD - Oil on canvas
SOLD

Stephanie Buer
Belle Isle Zoo
20 x 27 Charcoal on paper - framed
SOLD

Stephanie Buer
BFFS
24 x 31 Charcoal on pape
SOLD

Stephanie Buer
Rektum
20 x 27 Inches Charcoal on paper - framed 
SOLD

Stephanie Buer
Nekst Chaos
16 X 22 INCHES Oil on canvas
SOLD

 

Liz Brizzi - Featured Artists

Liz Brizzi
Out Of The Water
15 x 36 Inches Photo collage and acrylic on wood panel 
SOLD

Liz Brizzi
Claramunt Printing Co
24 x 24 Inches Photo collage and acrylic on wood panel 
$1,200 

Liz Brizzi
Motor City Odds And Ends
24 x 24 Inches Photo collage and acrylic on wood panel 
SOLD

Liz Brizzi
Singleton Cleaners
16 x 20 Inches Photo collage and acrylic on wood panel 
SOLD

Aaron Nagel 
Ophelia
16 x 20 Inches Oil on wood panel
$2,800

Adam Caldwell
Bandelion Mirror
16 x 20 Inches Oil on canvas
SOLD

Amanda Marie
Milkboy
16 x 20 Inches Spray paint on wood panel
$750 

Allison Sommers
Zwei Figuren (Selbstporträt)
16 x 20 Inches Gouache and mixed media with tape on paper
$1,400

Andy Kehoe
Eternal Glos of the Celestial Peaks
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic, oil and resin in cradled wood panel
$3,400 

Anthony Clarkson
Denial River
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
$1,550

Angry Woebots
Deady Knights
16 x20 Inch Acrylic on wood panel
$1,800 

Bec Winnel
Caught In A Wonderland
16 x 20 Inches Watercolour, acrylic, pencil, pastel and iridescent medium on
$900

Craig Skibs Barker
A Well Times Smile
16 x 20 Inches Oil and mixed media on wood panel
SOLD 

Brett Amory
Untitled
16 x 20 Inches Oil on wood panels adhered to wood panel
SOLD

Chie Yoshii
Sphinx
16 x 20 Inches Oil on panel
$3,800 

Brian Mashburn
Re-Tread
16 x 20 Inches Oil on linen
SOLD

 

Gaia
Wirtschafterwunder
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic, spray paint and airbrush on mylar
$1,800

Glenn Barr
New Boots
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood
SOLD

Dan-ah Kim
Love You To Death
16 x 20 Inches Mixed Media on panel
$700 

Christine Wu
The Way You Were
16 x 20 Inches Oil, graphite and glitter on wood panel
$1,800

Curiot
Burning Skies v.3
16 x2o Acrylic on linen
$1,500 

Carl Cashman
A Vision Through A Leaky Eye
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
SOLD

Curiot
In Search Of The Day
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on linen
SOLD

Dave MacDowell
The Wizard Coz
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Dave MacDowell
Can You Hear Me Now?
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

David Cooley
Monatomic
16 x 20 Inch Collage on canvas
SOLD 

Derek Hess
Paloezoic vs 1967
16 x 20 Inches Ink and mixed media on paper
$1,200

Derek Gores
Voodoo Victory
16 x 20 Inches Collage on canvas
$1,800

Drew Leshko
Meander
16 x 20 Inches Paper, wood, plastic, wire, clay, oil pigments, airbrush, inkjet print
SOLD

EINE
Riot
16 x 20 Inches Spray paint and acrylic on wood panel
$2,800

Ekundayo
Magnetized
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic, watercolor, spray paint and ink on wood panel
$1,400

Erik Jones
Shelter
16 x 20 Inches Wax pastel and acrylic on paper adhered to wood panel
SOLD

Erik Siador
What Holds Us Back
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic & Ink on Strathmore 500 Illustration Board in a custom made frame 
SOLD

Frank Gonzales
Horned Larks and Huernia Zebrina
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
$2,050

Frank Gonzales North by Southwest 16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel $2,050

Frank Gonzales
North by Southwest
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
$2,050

Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Rapture
16 x 20 inches Oil on canvas
$2,500

Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Untitled 10
16 x 20 Inches Oil on canvas
$2,500

Hueman
Division
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
SOLD

James Bullough
And At No Time Did She Ever Leave My Mind
16 x 20 Inches Oil on wood panel
SOLD

Kevin Peterson
Fossil Bright In The Sun
16 x 20Inches Oil on wood panel
SOLD 

Jeff Ramirez
Done Deal Pal (Done Deal)
16 x 20 Inches Oil on wood panel
$1,850

Jim Houser
Types of Maps
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic, collage and assemblage on wood panel
$3,000

Jolene Lai
Mitosis
16 x 20 Inches Oil and acrylic on wood panel
SOLD

Kelly Vivanco
Readings
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
$950

Jeremy Hush
The Mischievous and the Wayward
16 x 20 Inches Ink and watercolor on paper - Framed
$1,800

Kikyz1313
Lefth's River
11.75 x 15.75 Inches Ink, watercolor and graphite on paper - Framed
$1,800

Kojiro Ankan Takakuwa
United States of Selfie
16 x 20 Inches Oil and acrylic on canvas
$1,750 

Ken Flewellyn 
Electric Relaxation
16 x 20 Inches Oil on panel
$1,000

Kozyndan
This Is Where We Stopped Trying To Make Sense Of It All
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
$1,400 

Ki Sung Koh Interferer 16 x 20 Inches Oil on wood panel $1,100

Ki Sung Koh
Interferer
16 x 20 Inches Oil on wood panel
$1,100

Kwon Kyung-yup
Scent of Memory
16 x 20 Inches Oil on canvas
$3,000 

Linnea Strid
FU
15 x 19 Inches Oil on wood panel
$1,700

Kyle Stewart
Her Thoughts Exactly
16 x 20 Inches Oil on wood panel
SOLD

Marco Mazzoni
Comma, Dedicated to V
16 x 20 Inches Colored pencils on paper - framed
$2,400 

Nick Jaskey
Weather Report
16 x 20 House Paint on Wood panel
$600

Luke Chueh
Licking Wounds
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
$3,800 

Mary Iverson
Escape
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on canvas
$1,600

Mari Inukai
Fallen Angel
16 x 20 Inches Oil on canvas
$1,900 

Matthew Grabelsky
Exit At Union Square
16 x 20 Inches Oil on wood panel
SOLD

Meggs
Save Our Souls (the Sparrow)
16 x 20 Inches Aerosol and Acrylic on cradled panel
SOLD

Michelle Tanguay
Pyrrhic
16 x 20 Inches Oil and Aerosol on Canvas
$650

Mia Araujo
Hymn To The Sea
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
$2,400 

Jacub Gagnon
Fox Tales
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on Wood Panel
SOLD

Greg Mike
Time Flies 
16x20 Inches Acrylic on Canvas 
$2,100

James Marshall (Dalek)
Untitled
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood
$4,500

Naturel
Diamond Cluster 1
16 x 20 Inches Aerosol and acrylic on cradled wood panel 
$1,650

Sebastian Wahl
Amrit
16 x 20 Inches Collage & Resin on Wood Panel
$3,800

Naoto Hattori
After Rain
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
$2,000

Nosego
From The Altar
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
SOLD

Okuda
Cement Queen
16 x 20 Inches Spray paint and acrylic on wood panel
$1,750 

Persue
No Fly Zone
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
$1,500 

Peter Adamyan
Honoring Chief Pontiac
16 x 20 Inches Oil on wood with found wood and car tire assemblage
$800 

Mike Egan
When We Dream, We Dream You'll Die
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
$900 

Seth Armstrong
Mad House
16 x 20 Inches Oil on wood panel
$1,800 

Paula Zammit Fifty Eight 16 x 20 Inches Oil on Canvas SOLD

Paula Zammit
Fifty Eight
16 x 20 Inches Oil on Canvas
SOLD

Rodrigo Luff
Tree Nymph
15.75 x 21 Inches Pencil, pastel, colored pencil, acrylic on paper adhered to wood panel
SOLD

Sean Mahan
Girl and Juicer
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic on wood panel
SOLD

Sarah Joncas
Turn of the Tide
16 x 20 Inches Oil on canvas
$1,700 

Shark Toof
Nature Is Your Home
16 x 20 INCHES Acrylic And Spraypaint On Cradled Wood Panel
SOLD

Tony Philippou
SLEEP (Cousin Of Death)
16 x 20 Oil on wood panel
$1,300

Seth Armstrong
Mad House
16 x 20 Images Oil on wood panel
SOLD

Stinkfish
Pequeño Venado (Small Deer)
16 x 20 Inches Spray paint on found wood
$1,600 

Tran Nguyen
Beneath the Curiosty Canal
12 x 16 Inches Acrylic and colored pencil on paper
$1,900

 

Troy Lovegates
Rest
16 x 20 Inches Acrylic and ink on found wood panel
$1,700