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‘LA is Trying to Kill Me’ ~ Think Tank DTLA Opens with Month-Long Festival-Style Exhibit

5:04 AM PST on February 19, 2019

    Los Angeles, CA – Feb. 16: LA is Trying to Kill Me: Think Tank + Bloody Gums Gallery Opening on February 16, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)

    [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]his past weekend, Think Tank Gallery & Showroom opened its doors with LA is Trying to Kill Me, a giant group show, curated by Andrew Barsoum of Bloody Gums Collective. The downtown L.A. art space Think Tank Gallery & Showroom is a new experimental gallery in Little Tokyo.

    The gallery is designed to host parties, workshops, and pop-ups inside its detailed and interactive experience design. Instead of one big opening night and a month of poorly-attended 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 new space. Film screenings, music performances, and even offsite activations and merch drops will complete a jam-packed addition to the festival-like programming.

    All photos by Brian Feinzimer and Erwin Recinos.
    Los Angeles, CA - Feb. 16: LA is Trying to Kill Me: Think Tank + Bloody Gums Gallery Opening on February 16, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    Los Angeles, CA - Feb. 16: LA is Trying to Kill Me: Think Tank + Bloody Gums Gallery Opening on February 16, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)

    The first inception of LA is Trying to Kill Me was in April 2017 with Lei Min Space Gallery in Chinatown.

    In August 2017, Bloody Gums came together with Think Tank to create a massive exhibit titled Drinkin’ Smokin’ & West Coastin, which featured nearly 100 artists, a full calendar of events, and a big group of partners to make it all possible.

    It also marked their first official collaboration of many. 

    Los Angeles, CA - Feb. 16: LA is Trying to Kill Me: Think Tank + Bloody Gums Gallery Opening on February 16, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)

    Mural installation by Demon Slayer aka Dan Nguyen.

    Los Angeles, CA - Feb. 16: LA is Trying to Kill Me: Think Tank + Bloody Gums Gallery Opening on February 16, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    Los Angeles, CA - Feb. 16: Artists PizzaBoyzzz at LA is Trying to Kill Me: Think Tank + Bloody Gums Gallery Opening on February 16, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)

    Balloon installation by the talented Balloonski.

    Los Angeles, CA - Feb. 16: LA is Trying to Kill Me: Think Tank + Bloody Gums Gallery Opening on February 16, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)
    Los Angeles, CA - Feb. 16: Photographers Devinn Pierre, Cold Ice Coffee and Adrien Vargas at LA is Trying to Kill Me: Think Tank + Bloody Gums Gallery Opening on February 16, 2019. (Brian Feinzimer)

    Photo friends enjoying the show and posing for the 'gram.

    Visit Think Tank Gallery for information about upcoming events during the month-long exhibition.

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