Thinkspace Projects x Tlacloc Studios x California Cowboys Collective present:
‘NEXUS IV: RAIZ’
On view January 21 through March 1, 2023 at:
The Brand Library and Arts Center
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, California 91201
Saturday, January 21, 4-10pm
Live Music, Refreshments, Car & Bike Clubs, Live Painting, Video Projections, Cash Bar and more!
Always in pursuit of uniting and elevating the New Contemporary Art community, Thinkspace Projects teams up with Tialoc Studios and the California Cowboys Collective to present ‘RAIZ’, an all day blowout event to mark the opening of the two month art show at The Brand Library and Arts Center in Glendale, California.
With 60 artists in the group show alone, the extravaganza is sure to be diverse and varied, bringing universal appeal from so many incredible contributors. With a focus on local Los Angeles based artists, the lineup is as impressive as it is varied, including new work from the likes of Antonio J. Ainscough, Young-Ji Cha, Kristy Moreno, Zeye Oner, Perez Bros, and Aof Smith just to name a few. Solo shows from Anthony Clarkson, Ken Flewellyn, Matthew Grabelsky, Anthony Hurd, and Cody Jimenez round out the gallery exhibits, filling the walls with innovative and genre-blending pieces across mediums. It’s not just the walls inside the Arts Center, but the walls inside the hallways of the Brand as well that are being transformed for this event, with site-specific murals from Brek, Love Yo Dreams, and Mr. B Baby adorning the entry hallway area and outdoor courtyard.
The surrounding grounds themselves will also be bursting with compelling content, from the food provided by Zavalas Pies, Sweet Life LA, and Bad Jimmy’s to the car and bike clubs in the parking lot with Cabrones Car Club, Ghetto Car Club, and Bikes On The Blvd. That’s not all that is happening for the opening event, so be sure to keep an eye out for local artisans painting live around the grounds alongside video projections, a cash bar and live DJs providing entertainment all day and into the evening hours. Save the date and we will see you soon!
The show opens January 21st with a reception from 4PM to 10PM. They will remain on view until March 17th at The Brand Library and Arts Center in Glendale, California.
Anthony Hurd ‘Verified’
In a wonderful world of random blue check marks, engagement farming, social media clout chasing and general acting a fool, we find ourselves in the midst of the golden age of the death of social media. It’s failing us all. Every morning I reach out in hopes of some comedic value, as an escape from the dread of being unable to reach the vast majority of my own audience. Still feeding the beast that buries me daily in anxiety I continue my joyous doom scroll and do my civic duty of providing endlessly useless data to the advertising machines. No matter the damage, I still come crawling back to my abuser for comfort, to suckle on its black barred, censored tit and let it caress my burning brain with one hand while it picks my pockets with its other 99 hands for that sweet, sweet, dopamine rush, worth it.
So I embrace my capture, I turn the dialog inward and say “this is fine, this is ok, just keep clicking!” And I along with billions of others continue to scream into the void of endless data gathering in hopes of a better tomorrow.
Anthony Hurd is a multidisciplinary artist currently residing in Albuquerque NM. Their work is focused on the expressions of identity. What we relate to and why. The skin we’re in, the jobs we have, the families we create. Why are human’s so obsessed with identifying with and as things that are seemingly limiting to our long term growth?
Anthony was born is Kansas City, Missouri and raised on skateboard culture. As the weird gay kid who made they’re own clothes, cut their and they’re friends hair, painted all night after skating all day, and played bass in hardcore straightedge bands, They knew all too well that they needed to get out on his own and create his own path.
Their art career would start a couple of decades later, after years spent in the entertainment industry doing advertising and subsequently doing freelance work for years following that. The freelance jobs allowed Hurd to get back into painting and explore they’re creative process again.
With vulnerability and compassion for himself and others, they’ve been able to put a voice to previously unspoken moments. Constantly influenced and inspired by skateboard and music culture to this day, and the perspective of being a queer , non binary step dad, Hurd has created their own space to tell their stories.