Saturday, December 26, 2009

"A Cry for Help"

I'm excited to report that my good friend Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery asked me to co-curate their January 8th benefit group show with him. Consequently, I've asked just about all my favorite artists to participate, and their marvelous contributions have started to pour in already. I hope that anyone who's in the area will come out for the fun!

João Ruas – "Beggar"

Thinkspace is proud to present "A Cry For Help," a benefit exhibition with the goal of raising awareness about the plight of animals in our modern world. Featuring more than 100 artists who represent every branch of the new contemporary scene, this show has been curated with an eye to representing the unique and innovative attributes of a select group of seasoned veterans and fresh-eyed newcomers from five continents. In keeping with the benefit's mission, each artist will explore different facets of our complicated relationship with the creatures with whom we share this planet.

Jason Limón – "The Skies Will Miss You"

Though we live in the city, animals exist all around us – they sleep in our beds, creep past our windows at night and visit us in our dreams. Symbolizing all that is free, unspoiled and elemental in the world, they also comfort us with guileless affection, amuse us with their playful abandon, and represent us metaphorically in a million works of art and literature. In every niche of the new contemporary scene, artists have employed animals to envisage concepts ranging from the wonder of childhood to the death of nature, while exploiting an ever-widening array of aesthetics, from surreal naturalism to street fables, apocalyptic visions to modern mythology, uncanny allegories to sylvan dreamscapes.

Edwin Ushiro – "Study for: 'He Still Breathes Through
Everything I See'"

In celebration of the magnificent creatures with whom we share the planet, Thinkspace will donate 20% of the sale price of each piece of art to Born Free USA and the Animal Protection Institute, which operate jointly as a non-profit organization that advocates worldwide for the ethical treatment and protection of animals, and also maintains a large sanctuary for rescued primates. Throughout the month, the gallery will host pet adoptions, slide shows, lectures and more. Don't miss this opportunity to kick off the new year with a good deed, as well as a great piece of art!

Kevin Titzer – "Diver"

Elisabeth Timpone – "Fig. 1 (The New Battle of Midway Atoll)"

Heiko Müller – "The Penguins"

Allison Sommers
Amy Sol
Andrea Offermann
Andrew Hem
Angry Woebots
Anthony Clarkson
Anthony Ausgang
Ashira Siegel
Ben Strawn
Bradley Delay
Buff Monster
Catherine Brooks
Charlie Immer
Chet Zar
Chris Murray
Craig "Skibs" Barker
Dabs Myla
Dan May
Dan Quintana
Dan-ah Kim
David MacDowell
Dennis Hayes IV
Derek Ihnat
Edwin Ushiro
Elisabeth Timpone
Erik Siador
Faith 47
Genevive Zacconi
Guy McKinley
Heiko Müller
Imminent Disaster
J. Shea
Jacub Gagnon
Janet Grey
Jason Limon
Jason Thielke
Jen Lobo
Jennybird Alcantara
Jesse Hotchkiss
Jim Darling
João Ruas
John Park
Johnny 'KMNDZ' Rodriguez
Joseph McSween (aka 2H)
Joshua Mays
Josie Morway
Justin Gibbens
Katelyn Alain
Kathleen Lolley
Kelly McKernan
Kelly Vivanco
Kevin Earl Taylor
Kevin Titzer
Kris Lewis
Leontine Greenberg
Lesley Reppeteaux
Liz Brizzi
Liz McGrath
Luke Kopycinski
Mari Inukai
Martin Wittfooth
Michael Pukac
Mike Brown
Molly Crabapple
Nathan DeYoung
Nimit Malavia
Paul Barnes
Peter Taylor
Raquel Aparicio
Rebecca Hahn
Renee French
Rob Sato
Rory Kurtz
Sarah Joncas
Scott Belcastro
Scott G. Brooks
Scott Radke
Tadaomi Shibuya
Tessar Lo
Timothy Karpinski
Tina Darling
Tran Nguyen
Travis Louie
Van Arno
Wesley Burt
Yoskay Yamamoto
Yosuke Ueno

Kelly Vivanco – "A Serious Matter"


Bakkanekko said...

Wow!! I love the first sketch very much!!

amy said...

I like cats too. This show looks very compelling- I found your blog on My Love For You is a Stampede of Horses. I am a vegan and an artist, but I don't necessarily make art about veganism, though animals are featured in a lot of my work. I would love it if you would stop by my website. Best of luck with the exhibition! It is a wonderful cause!