Think Tank Gallery & Showroom Grand Opening – LA is Trying to Kill Me

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Think Tank Gallery & Showroom

516 East 4th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

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LAGUNITAS BEER FOR $5 ALL NIGHT

FOR FULL ARTIST LIST AND CALENDAR – UPDATED DAILY – HEAD TO HTTP://THINKTANK.GALLERY/laistryingtokillme

Official Afterparty at High Tide, across the street, from 11pm-2am.
Featuring Demonslayer, Jimbo Jenkins, Wolfbaby, Deevo, and DMM
https://www.hightidedtla.com/




Curated by Abars, LA is Trying to Kill Me is a giant group show to celebrate the grand opening of Think Tank Gallery & Showroom, a new experimental arts space in Little Tokyo, DTLA. The exhibit features a slew of immersive environments – a recognizable staple in the portfolio of shows that the Think Tank has featured over the years – depicting different views of LA’s constant onslaught on the artistic psyche. Hospital and police station installations tie directly into the show’s visual threats on its audience, featuring various performance artworks and ubiquitous selfie opportunities complete with costumes, though admittedly much harsher in style and message than LA’s recent selfie station pop-ups. Streetwear brand Pizzaboyzzz will preview a portion of their upcoming immersive show in the same location: a rundown pizza shop built from pieces of a family member’s restaurant in LA. A balloon graveyard by Balloonski at the end of the gallery creates a loud and vibrant meditation on every Angeleno’s end of days, as guests traverse a 60+ artist tour of the many SoCal circles of Hell, including artists like Deladeso, Ara Cho, Sarah Elise Abramson, Tommii Lim, Demon Slayer, and Francesca Quintano.

A Think Tank Gallery exhibit would not be complete without a bunch of parties, workshops, and pop-ups hosted inside of its detailed and interactive experience design, and this exhibit is no different. Instead of one big opening night and a month of empty gallery hours, LA is Trying to Kill Me will feature an almost nightly, rotating series of small exhibits themed to match the overall concept in the Think Tank’s new Showroom space (a storefront at the entrance to the venue). Film screenings, music performances, and even offsite activations and merch drops will complete a jam-packed addition to the series that will introduce a festival-like experience to the programming. Think Tank Members will also find extra benefits throughout the series as they receive tickets to private events, free merchandise, and other perks at the Gallery’s first official show at their new location.

FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE.


OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019, 7–11PM
LAGUNITAS BEER FOR $5 ALL NIGHT
(Official Afterparty Time + Location TBA)


SHOW RUN
FEBRUARY 16–MARCH 2, 2019
SEE FULL CALENDAR HERE.


Think Tank Gallery & Showroom
516 E 4th St., Los Angeles (Little Tokyo), CA, 90013

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