Think Tank Gallery 's show Dude, Monsters!, a group exhibition curated and arranged by Luke Pelletier and co-curated by Think Tank gallerist Jacob Patterson opened July 12th to a packed crowd of skateboarders, art enthusiasts, and art buyers. We headed down with one of the artist in the show visiting from Perth, Australia Sean Morris for opening night.
Dude, Monsters! was a group show organized by the talented 19 year old dude Luke Pelletier and the guys at Think Tank. They both did a great job.
Large Michael Jackson American Flag by Jacob Patterson.
Young bloods and one dust collector --- Alex Legolvan, Luke Pelletier, Miles Jackson, Bryan Petersen, Sean Morris, and old man Mike Hsiung.
Think Tank Gallery is a downtown, industrial-looking space that fits the aesthetic of the show, and with site-responsive installation work by Brandon Munoz, the basis of the show shines through with the character of the environment. Each piece reflects the views of artists of varying backgrounds, and the list of mostly local artists is one of the show's greatest accomplishments. The artists involved are Donny Miller, Wes Humpston, Michael Sieben,Jimbo Phillips, Michael Hsiung, Mitch Froelich, Dillon Froelich, Ben Horton, Nathan Brown,Mildred, Pacolli, Sean Morris, John Malta, Luke Pelletier, Jacob Patterson, Brad Rohloff, Bryan Peterson, Miles Jackson, Ben Jensen, Gregoy Siff, Alexander Legolvan, Kaleb Higgins,Shplinton, and Nosego.
Check out this little video from opening night courtesy of Think Tank:
July 12 thru July 30th
Think Tank Gallery
939 Maple Avenue Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
Dude, Monsters! runs from July 12th until July 30th on view by appointment.
For more info or press photos contact Jacob Patterson 916.670.3801 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Think Tank Gallery is located on Maple street in downtown LA. It's a giant space with gallery and artist studio spaces. The space is rad and I think you'll be seeing some really good shows there.
Some sweet stuff by Brad Rohloff
Michael Sieben's works!
Works by Sean Morris who actually traveled from Perth, Australia and stayed with us for the week. Super rad dude, rad artist.
Works by one of my favorites -- Pacolli.
Always good stuff from MILDRED!!
Works by Nathan Brown.
Works by Jimbo Phillips.
Check out this quarter pipe ramp!! S-I-C-K ~
I dropped in on this ramp. Stole that line from my friend Phil.
Sean Morris in front of his art, which all sold! Nice one man!
Another artist I've been following and really dig is John Malta. His pieces were super nicely done, and I like his cardboard narrative. Oh yeah, all sold. Good job dude!
Art by Crazy chinaman Michael C. Hsiung
Ben Horton's works some of the sweetest ink pieces.
Monsters aren't just mythical creatures or made-up type of stuff. Donny Miller's pieces have some real life monsters, politicians.
Works by Kaleb Higgins
Works by Nosego
I really enjoyed these works by Miles Jackson
Works by Gregoy Siff. If you check out the video on the opening night, then you'll see Gregory and another fellow destroy the Broken painting... which he nailed back up.
Some many good ones by Dillon Froelich
Artist Alexander Legolvan in front of his piece. Incidentally he has been up all night helping prepare the gallery . . .that's why he's got some paper towels under his arm.
Great works by Mitch Froelich terribly photographed by me.
Works by Ben Jensen!
Piece by Jacob Patterson and friends
Couple dudes checking out works by Bryan Peterson
Thanks again Luke for organizing a good show.
One more rad one by Brad Rohloff.
Plaided --- Artist Donny Miller and Sean Morris.
I took Sean down to Venice to get a weed card and some Henna tattoos, but I also took him to Eric McHenry's show This Exists Now at Insight, which was super good. We all bought a piece.
Rad finally getting to meet artist Shplinton.
Gotta clean that lens and have less beer. Friend, Luke, New Image Art's Marsea Goldberg, and Bryan Petersen.
Actually not high, gallery man Jacob Patterson. The flash can do that to you.
Me, Gregory Siff, friend and Jacob.
Dope dudes --- Bryan and Luke
Sphlinton, Jeff Kubasak aka maker of zines Common Genus and Mr. Morris.
We headed to the bar for some drinks.
Someone's poppin a tent. Old buddies Eric, Phil, and Robert.
I'm really into trying to get the last group shot of an evening --- usually I can't remember everyone's name but --- Thanks to meeting new friends Bernie, Leah, Jeff, Hovin, Sean, Audrey Kawasaki & boyfriend, Evelyn, Rachel and Robert for a fun night!
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