The Cannibal Flower Art Gallery and Performance Space is a once-a-month, portable venue for the arts that showcases art, music, dance, film, projections, magic and fashion shows. It started in 2000 (with L.Croskey, Jean-Paul Garnier, Michele Waterman) as a means for a group of friends to showcase their art and music without having to deal with the politics of the conventional gallery. Due to the vast success of the first few openings and the continued strength of the following shows, a strong following has grown, bringing in more artists and performers, varying from established artists to art students to outsiders. Cannibal Flower gives us each the opportunity to show work without the hassles of sending slides, pitching, etc.
As working artists ourselves, our attitude towards showing all kinds of art is just this: If there's an artist that's truly passionate and dedicated to what they do, they deserve a chance to show it. Another aim of ours is to create artist unity and collaboration, hence the beauty and liveliness of our "venue" being portable. By working with other galleries and alternative spaces, we not only bring promotion to other locations but bring the arts to wider audience. Every Cannibal Flower show is entirely different, bringing in all walks and groups of people young and old.
Eventually the need to expand into a more permanent and walk-in / viewer-friendly location was necessary, and LC's Art Annex - The Cannibal Flower Gallery & Store was born at the Melrose / Spaulding location in April of 2005. In 2006 Thinkspace Gallery was founded. : Thinkspace is a collaborative effort Between LC and The husband / wife team of Andrew and Shawn Hosner (who founded and edit the weekly show updates on SourHarvest.com's), June 2006 boasted a new partnership opportunity with powerhouse artist Logan Hicks (founder of Workhorse Visuals, and an amazing stencil artist)the Gallery moved to an exciting and larger space right off of Sunset Junction was formed
(where Los Angeles, Los Feliz and Silverlake meet).
In January 2007, a new addition to the family was born - a fine establishemnt called The Venice Contemporary.
Late in 2007, The Venice Contemporary made the transition to become The Grind Gallery.
With the combined efforts of all involved, the seeds for fascination and inspiration are sown.
One of the reasons for our growing success is the eclectic atmosphere of our events.
There is something for everyone, and everyone is interesting.