Thinkspace Projects // April 02, 2022 – April 23, 2022
Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present Brian “Dovie” Golden’s largest solo show to date, Parking Lot Carnival. With a purposeful blend of portraiture, abstract line sketches, and bright colors, Dovie invites viewers to examine complex topics including mental health and hope. Incorporating his own personal struggles with anxiety, depression, and grief, stemming from the loss of his son, Dovie creates work that is both deeply personal and widely relatable.
Parking Lot Carnival explores the nostalgic connections of our past through the contemporary imagery of Dovie Golden. Using his “fiends” as a signature to connote an emotional presence in the subjects, we see them take shape in familiar human forms. In the context of parking lot carnivals, the works explore pivotal moments of youth that brought joy and optimism in a depressing time.
In a variety of scenes that tow the line between the part and the present, Dovie Golden evokes a range of emotions, emphasizing the vast variety of feelings that one particular memory or scene can elicit. With elements of pop culture imagery, he highlights contrast within each piece.
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