Thinkspace Gallery is pleased to present Heavenly Creatures, featuring new work by acclaimed Australian artist David ‘Meggs’ Hooke. Renowned for his founding work and involvement with the Everfresh Studio collective – established in Melbourne in 2004 – Meggs has been a prolific street artist and exhibitor for over a decade. Distilling his inspiration from an amalgam of pop cultural references, ancient mythology, classical imagery, and street art, Meggs’ recombines familiar imagery to explore and reinvent the archetype.
Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room is Elegant Universe, featuring new work by Dutch artist Handiedan. Handiedan creates elaborate three-dimensional collage pieces from a cut and paste method of re-assemblage. Starting with the iconic imagery of the vintage pin-up girl, popularized in the 30’s, the artist creates complex images from a combination of pattern, figurative imagery, and symbol. Her materials are culled from a vast array of printed cultural currency. Appropriating everything from postage stamps, and legal tender, to origami paper patterns, and historical sheet music motifs, the artist’s work is a combination of re-design and aggregation. Her multi-layered compositions transform found two dimensional imagery, literally re-imagining it in relief.
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th 6-9PM
-Both artists will be in attendance. Both exhibits run April 6th through April 27th
Remaining prints will be available in person at the show, and then online on Monday, April 8th in the afternoon HERE.