I always enjoy coming to Thinkspace Gallery. They seem to always have something brewing, and the artists they exhibit have a spark that always a seems to be exactly what I need at that moment. My first encounter with Thinkspace Gallery wa last year (2013) at the NoseGo and Curiotli show. It was sensational. I got the see the space, mingle with some great folks as well as introduce myself to the artist (NoseGo) as well as others, and show my appreciation for the work which always makes for a great gallery experience.
This visit was no different. I came across the “After” exhibit at Thinkspace while searching for parking, how funny, on my way to the Sonce Alexander Gallery opening show and seen there was a nice crowd building at Thinkspace. I already had it in my mind that I would take daytime pictures of the Kenny Scharf mural anyway so a stop through the gallery was necessary.
Upon entry I’m always taken aback by how cool the exhibit title is when you walk in. The fonts and the lights give you the perfect opening to what you’re about to see which is awesomeness. Stephanie Buer’s reproduction of Detroit city streets was impeccably good and Mary Iverson’s architecture mixed with contemporary photos was something I had never seen before. Both of these ladies brought an “Out of the Box” way of going about the art, even though it featured attributes that were themselves very modern. I cant wait to see more from these artists.
My eyes have really been opened to the depth in which the brain can present artistic creativity. Stephanie Buer pretty much recreated a neighborhood using oil paints. I am still astounded that they weren’t photos that i was viewing and acting works on charcoal and canvas. You’d really have to see for yourself to believe me. Check it out below!