SNEAK PEEK: "Mergers & Acquisitions" by Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters
Mergers & Acquisitions
New collaborative works by artist couple Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters

Also showing in our project room:
Matthew Feyld “Untitled (new works on paper and wood)”
Opening Reception : Friday, April 11th 7-11PM

Exhibition Runs : April 11th – May 2nd, 2008



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(Los Angeles, CA – February 22nd, 2008) Thinkspace Gallery is proud to present Mergers & Acquisitions. This exhibition will feature new paintings, custom toys, and original sculpture from the artist couple Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters.

Artist info:
Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters are both multi-media artists who reside in both Tampa , FL and Albuquerque, NM.

Kathie has been featured in numerous galleries across the globe and is represented in the permanent collection at the Tampa Museum of Art. She received her bachelor's degree in visual arts from the University of South Florida and has been exhibiting her work since 1996. Brandt Elling Peters is an internationally exhibited self-taught artist whose work is formed from the eclectic backdrop of his childhood; filled with ancient cartoons, Victorian toys and pre-WWII vintage ’Pop’ ephemera. Both are currently working on limited edition vinyl toys with MINDstyle and Wheaty Wheat Studios.

The collision of the their individual dark and dreamy worlds allow both the opportunity to explore new characters and storylines - Alluring pin-ups and corroded robots invade soft, post-apocalyptic landscapes inhabited precociously mutated tots. The cast is inspired by early American portraiture and depression era animation that often depicted children as small adults in idealized new lands. The series focuses on imperfect characters that parallel this vision within their own sense of post-apocalyptic conformity, uniquely documenting their own stories and building their own defense mechanisms in mysterious brave new worlds.

Kathie Olivas website: www.miserychildren.com
Brandt Peters website: www.brandtpeters.com
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