thinkspace presents:
"Square Foot" featuring an installation, new works and a curated group show from Blaine Fontana
November 10 - December 1, 2006
Opening Reception: Friday, November 10th, 2006 from 7PM until 11PM

4210 Santa Monica Blvd. (near Sunset Junction), Los Angles, CA 90029
Contact, Andrew Hosner                                                       
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Our full exhibition line up for 2006 is available for viewing on our site.
Look for our 2007 exhibit schedule to be announced soon.
Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday 1-6 PM (or by appointment)

For Square Foot, Blaine will be doing a site-specific installation in our front room, along with displaying a small selection of new works. The front room is going to be covered from floor to ceiling with old pieces of wood that Blaine has been foraging about for during the past couple of months. Varying in depth and several layers thick in places, nestled in amongst the massive wood installation will be new works from Blaine on display for the first time. For our main gallery space, Blaine has brought together a group of over 50 artists, ranging the entire spectrum of the current movement. From graffiti and fine art to illustration and design, all facets of the movement are on display. They have all created works on 12” x 12” wood panels that Blaine built and provided to them. The works in the group show will be exhibited in a random grid pattern, and all will be tied together by graphic flourishes that Blaine will be adding to the main gallery space.
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Born in Seattle, WA and raised on Bainbridge Is. (a small and private artistic community west of Seattle), Blaine began his interest in art at a young age. Always encouraged to use his imagination, he continued to study and practice the arts whenever available. During his teens he commuted to two High Schools in order to study graphic design, photography, sculpture and life drawing, or whatever else was available. He was awarded a 2nd place award for best sculpture and a 1st place photography award through local arts associations during his time at both High Schools. After graduating in 1994, he pursued his education of life in the streets of Seattle and Portland as a Writer (Graffiti Artist).

After about 4 years of being in and out of towns and community colleges, Blaine and his younger brother decided to put their talents in the professional arena. Both choose to attend Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Four years later Blaine left with a BFA in Communication Art/Design at the top of his class with the “Best in Show” award that is presented upon Graduation in 2002. During School he worked as an Art Director at a cutting edge design firm (Abound LLC.) and also as a Graphic Designer at a Fashion/Lifestyle Magazine (Metro.Pop). Recently Blaine had worked as an Art Director at a young men’s apparel company (Drifter), but in January of 2003 he decided to leave the 9-5 world and be self-employed as a fine artist and designer. Since then he hasn’t looked back. Blaine has been doing graphics/illustrations/paintings for Pacific Sunwear, Ubiquity Recordings, LRG, Volcom, Metro.Pop, FLIP, Stifle, Cannibal Flower Art Collective, Morey Boards, Don O’Melveny Gallery, Square Blue Art, District 3, Blue Bottle Art Gallery, and numerous others. He shows at least once a month in or around Southern California and is represented in several gallery’s along the west coast.

Currently Blaine works in Long Beach, CA as a full time artist. He has being showing frequently on the west Coast and is rapidly receiving local and national interest as a rising artist to look out for amongst serious art collectors and gallery owners. When he is not spending his time in art, he volunteers his time as co-art director and webmaster on the RTEA board, a non profit organization that raises money for art supplies for inner-city elementary schools. You might also see Blaine’s work and involvement in Gallery 825/Los Angeles Arts Association, Antipodwear, a global art collective represented in Spain & Australia, and dedicated hours to the E.V.A. (East Village Arts Association), a non profit arts organization that betters the Long Beach, CA downtown arts district.
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• All works created on 12” x 12” wood panels built and provided by Blaine Fontana

·       2H
·       7Teen (Dennis Hayes)
·       Erik Abel
·       Jason Shawn Alexander
·       Tina Anderson
·       Angry Woebots
·       Thomas Lee Bakofsky
·       LeAnne Biank
·       Kelsey Brookes
·       Shahid Brown
·       Freddi C
·       Jeaneen Carlino
·       Paul Chatem
·       Josh Clay
·       L. Croskey
·       Mathew Curry
·       Brendan Danielson
·       Ekundayo
·       Frank Gonzales
·       Thomas Han
·       Brandon Herrick
·       Jesse Hotchkiss
·       Wilson Hsu
·       Stella Im Hultberg
·       Chris Huth
·       Hydro 74
·       Sylvia Ji
·       Eugenie Jolivett
·       Audrey Kawasaki
·       Kofie One
·       Joshua Krause
·       Tim McCormick
·       Alex Meyer
·       Brandi Milne
·       Mark Murphy
·       James Naccarato
·       Randy Noborikawa
·       Kathie Olivas
·       Kristian Olson
·       Erik Otto
·       Joshua Petker
·       Sanithna Phansavanh
·       Isaac Pierro
·       Lesley Reppeteaux 
·       Richard Salcido
·       Joe Shea (#9)
·       Michael Sieben
·       Siloette
·       Chris Silva
·       Damon Soule
·       Jophen Stein
·       Stone
·       Josh Taylor
·       Tes One
·       Jason Thielke
·       Sage Vaughn
·       Oliver Vernon
·       Kelly Vivanco


Coming up in December:
Oddica presents “Cotton To Canvas” one-night only event
“Naughty Or Nice” featuring new works from Amy Sol, Stella Im Hultberg, KuKula, Aaron Kraten, Brandi Milne, Jenna “Soopajdelux” Colby, Siloette, 2H, Josh Clay, Ekundayo, Matt Dickson, Zoso, Lilly Piri, Tina Anderson, Siloette and a featured installation from Jaime “Germs” Zacarias

Coming up January 2007:
“The Rememberlings” featuring new work and an installation from Lola
*Check our site for our full exhibition schedule for 2007.


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Sour Harvest
Cannibal Flower
Workhorse Visuals
Deity Group
Media Temple
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