Opening this weekend at Thinkspace Gallery is a rather brilliant exhibition called New Blood, a group show curated by filmmaker and avid art collector Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, 30 Days). Now, the premise behind it is quite ingenious: wrangle a dozen of the art scene’s most celebrated and established artists and pair them with an emerging artist (of their choosing) who carries on in their tradition in some aspect. How does this tie into CP land? Our own Travis Lampe was hand-plucked by the great femme of the fantastical, Camille Rose Garcia.
“In our case the pairing has much to do with noodly arms and booze, I think,” Travis writes. “Regardless, I’m super pleased and honored to be picked for this by Camille. I’ve always idolized her for her crazy, crazy art, of course, but I finally got to meet her last year and guess what? She’s also super nice and fun to hang out with. She agrees that animals look best in hats, and that goes a long way with me.”
Posted above is a detail shot of Travis’ painting, ‘Topplers’, a 16 x 20″ acrylic on wood panel. Noodle limbs FTW!
Other pairings in the show include: The Date Farmers & Albert Reyes, Dzine & Jesus Bubu Negron, Elizabeth McGrath & Morgan Slade, Gary Baseman & Jesse Dickenson, Gary Taxali & Adrian Forrow, Jonathan Yeo & Charlie Gouldsborough, Mark Jenkins & Sandra Fernandez, Nicola Verlato & Marco Mazzoni, Ron English & Kid Zoom, Saber & ZES, Shepard Fairey & Nicholas Bowers and Tim Biskup & Patrick Hruby.
New Blood opens Saturday, April 28th through May 19th. An opening reception with many of the artists will be held Saturday from 5pm to 8pm.