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Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room is new work by Glenn Arthur: Forever Fabled. This ne w body of work by the Orange County based artist is Arthur's first solo sho w with the gallery. His seductive stylized portraits of beautiful women are sensual\, dark\, and playful. His aesthetic encompasses a combination of s teampunk influences\, neo-victorian stylization\, and contemporary punk cul ture. Ambient and brooding\, the work is above all meticulously executed an d hallucinatory in its other worldly beauty and detail.

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The paintings ar e executed on wood panel\, and technically have a luster and silken quality to be rivaled. Their seamless smoothness and execution contributes to the work's efficacy and pull. Seemingly immaterial and dream like\, they take r epresentation beyond the "known"\, and suspend the figurative and recogniza ble in a realm all its own. The works are inhabited by hummingbirds\, littl e signature additions and thematic foils that populate all of Arthur's piec es. Like the hummingbird\, his work remains slightly out of one's grasp\, l ike a liquid beauty that refuses to be entirely arrested or concretized.

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In this new body of work Arthur wil l be revisiting the fairytales of our youth with a risque approach to their telling. Taking the sensual scopic fascinations he has perfected in his wo rk to date\, Arthur will play with narrative and imagery appropriated from these shared stories. Fairytale is notoriously rife with libidinal content and beautiful tragedies\, source material perfectly suited to Arthur's into xicating work
LOCATION:Thinkspace\,6009 Washington Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90232 SUMMARY:Forever Fabled\, Glenn Arthur END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161204T164309Z UID:279403 DTSTART:20130601T180000 DTEND:20130601T210000 LOCATION:Thinkspace\,6009 Washington Blvd. \nCulver City\, CA 90232 SUMMARY:Forever Fabled\, Glenn Arthur END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR