Opening Friday, November 6th in our main gallery:
Timothy Karpinski ‘My Heart Never Sleeps’
(Los Angeles, CA) Thinkspace is proud to present ‘My Heart Never Sleeps’, the second solo show at our gallery from Portland based artist Timothy Karpinski. This will be the first solo exhibition with the artist in our main gallery space, following ‘The Place I Call Home’, which took place in our project room in the fall of 2008. ‘My Heart Never Sleeps’ showcases the work of an artist in search of true harmony with nature. My Heart Never Sleeps will also feature a large installation featuring Karpinski’s “Fear Fort” which he has been living in for the past few months as he worked on the show and will be sleeping and living in during the week-long installation of the exhibition itself. In addition to this special installation, the opening reception will also feature a special music performance from the band Lovers.
Timothy J. Karpinski grew up near the Appalachian Trail in the woods of New Jersey. As a child he was obsessed with building forts and damming streams. As time passed, skateboarding and art entered the picture. To this day, Karpinski still spends much of his time building forts, damming streams, skateboarding and making art. Inspiration also comes from his love of music, outer space, typography, yoga, gardening, children’s books, graffiti, and his love of nature and science. All of these elements are reflected in his work. Karpinski is that rare combo of ‘dreamer’ and ‘doer’. Many encompass one of these traits, seldom both. He is a master of wit, a lover of folk and owner of one of the finest art reference libraries this side of the Mississippi. Karpinski is currently living the dream in Portland, OR where he runs Together Gallery, holds down both a fort and a sailboat… and somehow still finds time to make some art and dam some streams.
“From a young age I’ve always been making things. Building forts turned into building skate ramps which lead to building art installations. I love the art making process, from the initial spark of the ‘idea’, the creation to the finished product. Art for me is very personal and everything i make is a direct reflection on my feelings about this world and my struggle and fascination with trying to understand it and find my purpose within it.”
Karpinski’s work has shown with White Walls (San Francisco), Stumptown Gallery (Portland), Suite 100 Gallery (Seattle), Together Gallery (Portland), and Lab 101 (Los Angeles) to name but a few and has also been profiled in such high profile events as Brave Art 2007 (Whistler, BC) and at art fairs including GenArt Vanguard 2008 in Miami with Thinkspace and this December’s Aqua Art Miami with White Walls and Shooting Gallery.
IN 2004 Karpinski received his BFA focusing in Graphic Design and Painting from Castleton State College in Castleton, VT.
Artist website: www.timothykarpinski.com
Sneak Peek of Timothy's work for 'My Heart Never Sleeps':