Thinkspace Projects debuts three new exhibitions – “Black Is the Color of Gold,” by Boris Anje, “HOME_BODY,” featuring the art of Oscar Joyo, and Stephanie Buer’s “Hiraeth.” The reception took place on November 13, 2021, but the exhibition runs through December 4, 2021.
Boris Anje’s (aka Anjel) latest body of work and U.S. solo debut, “Black Is the Color of Gold”features an entirely new collection of his vivid neo pop portraits of contemporary African dandies, this exhibition is wildly engaging.
Oscar Joyo’s debut west coast solo show, ‘HOME_BODY.’ In this collection Joyo strikes a balance between honoring his Malawian heritage and the world around him, resulting in pieces that were created both for himself and a broader audience.
Hiraeth is a Gaelic word, meaning to miss/long for a place that you can never visit again. It perfectly captures the emotions felt by Buer for her beloved Packard Plant in Detroit, Michigan. Once a sprawling, lawless urban metropolis that was the epicenter of a decaying Detroit, as the city pulls itself up by the boot straps, the Packard Plant has slowly begun to be torn down and is no longer the playground for urban explorers it once was. Hiraeth is Buer’s love letter to the Packard, painted on small wood panels that are meant to recall the look and feeling of flipping through printed photographs and reliving memories of one’s past, a past that can no longer be revisited, as you look through the images… of what once was.
On view: November 13 – December 4, 2021; Tues-Sat 12pm-6pm, Masks and Social Distancing Required
What: Opening Reception, Van der Vliet
Where: Thinkspace Projects 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016 and (West Adams District)