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© Courtesy of the Artist and Thinkspace
New Works

6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
June 21st, 2014 - July 12th, 2014
Opening: June 21st, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
culver city/west la
EMAIL:  
contact@sourharvest.com
PHONE:  
310.403.8549
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 12-6
TAGS:  
landscape

DESCRIPTION

On view in the Thinkspace office area are new works by Brian Mashburn. A BFA graduate of UNC (Chapel Hill), Mashburn’s oil on canvas works are temporally ambiguous and brooding, suspended somewhere between a familiar past and troubling future. His landscapes simultaneously capture a Gothic sensibility while implying the insolvent cynicism of an apocalyptic vision.

Romantic and expansive in their suggestion of a 19th century sublime, with bare slender trees and atmospheric skies, the works are at once undeniably bleak with their suggestion of ravaged industrial landscapes looming in the distance. The artist stages an irreconcilable tension between a conflicted past and an impossible futurity – the simple poetry of the pastoral is intentionally marred by the spectral presence of rampant urbanization.

The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception.