Tuesday, August 12, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural event of Videotag & De Colores

THINHSTUDIO PRESENTS - VIDEOTAG & DE COLORES Opening: Saturday, September 6 2014, from 6 – 10 pm Exhibition: September 6 -13 2014 by appointment Lo



Opening: Saturday, September 6 2014, from 6 – 10 pm
Exhibition: September 6 -13 2014 by appointment
Location: 13709 Cordary Ave. #14, Hawthorne CA 90250

Only on the opening night September 6 from 6-10 PM thinhstudio inaugurates – Videotag event – where the entire facade of the industrial complex will be "tagged" with video projections. The event is a convergent between public art, graffiti art, and video art curated by Thinh Nguyen showcasing a group of international artists including, Michele Beck, Tom Blanchard, Jorge Calvo, McLean Fahnestock, Mathiew Greenfield, Zoe Gruni, Jenny Herrick, Michael Powell, David Prince, Cindy Rehm, Enid Baxter Ryce, Yoshie Sakai, Christine Wang, and Kim Ye.

Co-currently exhibiting inside Thinhstudio– De Colores – curated by Tania Jazz Alvarez, featuring local LA artists including, Andrew Garside, Leah Gloria, Katie Grip, Whitney Hanlon, Mihyang Kim, Mike McLain, and Kevin Moore. According to guest curator Alvarez, the show "starts and ends with color… today we unapologetically celebrate color, in all its glory!"

Neighboring artists in the complex will also open their studios during the reception event, making it an "art block party" going experience. The event will include curbside food truck catering for patrons as well as refreshments and drinks, where attendees can indulge in an evening of art, cocktails and socializing. Attendees can interact with the art and watch over 10 projections tagging throughout the entire building.

"I didn't know there is an art scene in Hawthorne. This is the best thing I've been to in the longest time. And you know what, its never too far to support a new art scene un-stifled by the artworld," said an attendee from Thinhstudio's last event that drew in record crowds. So come and be the one to witness the thriving enclave of cultural activities at thinhstudio.

And "Like" us on Facebook/thinhstudios to access exclusive profile of our feature artists. In the meanwhile, enjoy a few write up about our past events and artist's features:

Buried Treasure: An Artists' Enclave in Hawthorne Rises to the Surface | thinhstudio's Lime Light Exhibition | Illuminated from Above Hawthorne's Cordary Avenue glows with artists | Atomic Bombs and Shotgun Shell Trees: Hawthorne Has an Art Scene


Monday, May 19, 2014

Invitation to Cordary Art Event - Lime Light

Cordary Art Event - Lime Light Opening Reception: June 7, 2014 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Exhibition Date: June 7 – June 14, 2014 (By Appointment) Locati


Cordary Art Event - Lime Light

Opening Reception: June 7, 2014 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Exhibition Date: June 7 – June 14, 2014 (By Appointment)
Location: 13709 Cordary Avenue #14 Hawthorne, CA 90250

Cordary Art Event presents "Lime Light" curated by Thinh Nguyen, featuring LA-based artists Debra Bianculli, Julienne Hsu, Melanie Moore, Alan Nakagawa, and Jane Gillespie Pryor.

The opening reception on Saturday June 7th from 6 – 9 pm will include a one-time-only special participatory installation by Alan Nakagawa, where audience members not only can hear, but also physically experience the sound that he composed using a series of frequencies inspired by the work of 1930s scientist Royal Rife. Nakagawa will compose a sound work consisting of audible and sub-sonic tones utilizing modulators, oscillators, effect boxes, and found objects, where attendee can lay on the bed-like structures to feel the tonal composition.

Melanie Moore, Debra Bianculli, and Julienne Hsu will be showing their latest paintings inspired by a range of topics from cellular biological mutation resembling transitions of mitosis or embryonic growth, the effects of organic versus non-organic practices within industrialized farming on soil and depletion of our water resources, to underground dog fighting and aggression as metaphor for personal social and cultural dominance in a "dog eat dog world". Showing along with these paintings is Jane Gillespie Pryor new sculptures. They resemble traps or shelters that seems temporal, precarious and potentially dangerous as they elicit the fragility of existence, where permanence and stability are rarely found.

Artists that will be opening their studios during the reception include: renowned sculptor Robert Wilhite and multimedia artist Paulin Paris. Paris will introduce his own curatorial artists, which will include Philille Charpentier and Olivier Mirquet.

For more information on our past events and artists visits the links below:





Monday, February 24, 2014

You are invited to Paradoxically In Harmony

Paradoxically In Harmony Opening Reception: March 8th, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: March 8th – March 15th, 2014 (By Appointment) Loc


Paradoxically In Harmony

Opening Reception: March 8th, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: March 8th – March 15th, 2014 (By Appointment)
Location: 13709 Cordary Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250

You are cordially invited to Paradoxically in Harmony curated by Thinh Nguyen. Featured works include the New York-based duo, artists Michele Beck and Jorge Calvo along with two Los Angeles-based artists Connie DK Lane and Elizabeth Tinglof. The opening reception on Saturday, March 8th from 6 to 9 pm will include curbside food truck catering for patrons, and live music performances by Special Blend.

Michele Beck and Jorge Calvo will exhibit their collaborative videos that they have been producing together over the years. Their work is in-depth research of cognitive speech and the human body as a tool for social interaction- the relationship between time and human life cycle, the mind/body dichotomy and the notion of free will. These timely topics focus on the interconnectivity of past, present and future, while mass media and consumer culture keeps the public propagandized about historical and current events.

Connie DK Lane will show her recent sculptural forms that are both biomorphic and surreal, resting somewhere between abstraction and representation. The sculptures are evocative of human or animal parts without direct reference to them calling upon her subconscious play with the materials and fading memories that evolve into concrete visceral experiences.

Elizabeth Tinglof will be presenting her fusion of painting and sculpture that begins as an exploration of materiality. The installations are made from synthetic materials that are subjected to unnatural and unpredictable processes, whereas the paintings become sculptures - resulting in the painting rejecting their pictorial space by assuming a three dimensional presence.

Neighboring studios in the complex open during the reception will include renowned sculptor Robert Wilhite, and talents such as Axel Wilhite, Sean Mcgaughey, Scott Meskill, and multimedia artists Paulin Paris and Shannon Donnelly. Paris will introduce his own curatorial artist Martin Lacroix who lives and works in France. Although these studios are in an unexpected location, they are brewing with cultural events every three months featuring works of local, national, and international artists.

Hope to see you at the event!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Martha Atwell and Jim Balsam perform Mulholland songs

Martha Atwell and Jim Balsam singing songs about Wm. Mulholland, the LA Aqueduct, and Owens Valley, at the Nike missile radar station (San Vicente Mountain Park) overlooking Encino Reservoir where Mulholland Dr. turns to dirt.

Doña Nicha and Danielle Adair (?) performing songs

Doña Nicha and Danielle Adair(?) performing songs

Monday, December 10, 2012

No Strings Attached Performance

Linda Fiaga
818 484-5954

Three Performing Blackboard Project: Mulholland & Skirball Center Drive

Mulholland and Skirball Center Drive was a great place to perform, drivers and passengers applauding as they navigated the cluttered intersection (colorfully framed by massive roadwork furniture used in the epic Highway 405 project). This was my first performance in many years, but whats more is it was the first time I performed for cars.  During the hour long performance countless smiles, and applause emerged from behind glass and rolled down windows. I had a great time, I think we all needed a little applause on that brilliant Sunday afternoon.


iPhoto by Vivian Sming