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Thinkspace Projects • May 2023




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Saturday, 6 May 2023 to Saturday, 27 May 2023
Saturday, 6 May 2023 - 6:00pm

Thinkspace Projects Presents Four New May Shows


Main Gallery: Brian “Dovie” Golden | Hard Candy

Gallery II: Armani Howard | Songs of Dawn

Gallery III: Jimbo Lateef | Chronicles of Life

Gallery IV: Austyn Taylor | Cookie Monster


MAY 6 - MAY 27, 2023

Thinkspace Projects

Main Gallery

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

Los Angeles, CA 90016

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


Opening Reception

Saturday, May 6, 6-10pm


Thinkspace Projects continues its unwavering commitment to the New Contemporary Art scene, bringing four varied shows to their community hub. Taking full advantage of the space, the May shows features a wide range from photorealism to sculpture.

In the Main Gallery, Thinkspace Projects continues their ongoing relationship with the visual artist Brian “Dovie” Golden, presenting their fourth solo show together, and the largest to date for the Chicago-based African American artist and the partnership. A study in contradictions, Hard Candy underscores the struggle of preservation. With a hard exterior and a soft heart, Brian “Dovie” Golden relates to the sweet treat, calling attention to the internal strife caused by human duality.

In Gallery II, Armani Howard’s Songs of Dawn captures growth in a remarkable way. Howard encourages a dialogue of mysticism–the emotional and physical conduit that occurs when a body has a new experience. Creating a form of contemporary folklore, Howard remimagines his existence and experiences as a black body into a visually sizable body of work. Dream-like and at times bewildering, his work is expressive of narratives unbounded in time.

In Gallery III, calligraphic marks blend with portraiture to make up Jimbo Lateef’s latest body of work. With Chronicles of Life, Lateef reflects on his Yoruban heritage, as well as the ideas of identity and history to weave together an image of daily life, as well as being inspired by Pablo Picasso’s blue period.

With a collection named for famous authors, Thinkspace is excited to present their debut solo exhibition with Austyn Taylor in Gallery IV. Cookie Monster is a collection of sculptures inspired by the meanings behind people’s names. Following a banner previous year with 22 shows in 13 countries, Taylor brings this new body of work to West Adams. Each piece is full of personality. With lovable characters and vibrant colors, the sculptures are endearing. This effect is only magnified by the researched history and inspiration behind each work.

(310) 558-3375
Venue ( Address ): 

Thinkspace Projects

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

Los Angeles, CA 90016

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