Teaming up with Pizzaboyzzz, Future Fantasy Delight of Meow Wolf, Think Tank Gallery opens Nothing Cheezy; a pizza-fueled, self-aware, selfie-themed pop-up that lightheartedly mocks what immersive pop-up art shows have become, reappropriating the pop-up art show model and putting the artists back at the forefront. Feature installations from Cheap Slasher Films, Nina Palomba, Butch Von Dreaux, TOFU, Abars, Berk Visual, Isa Beniston (Gentle Thrills), Baker’s Son, Anta52, Balloonski, Deladeso, and Utopia US as well as Meow Wolf artist Future Fantasy Delight. The work of dozens of painters, illustrators, photographers, sculptors and pizza artisans will also be included.
No stranger to the medium, Think Tank Gallery has been building food themed art pop-ups since 2013, starting with the exploration of LA’s coffee culture Coffeegraph, followed by the breakout hit Break Bread in 2016, a labyrinth of cake and ice cream that saw over 30,000 attendees. Adding to their arsenal of fantastic collaborators, Meow Wolf’s illustration and design label Future Fantasy Delight has joined the installation. The New-Mexico based arts collective has been a long time supporter of Think Tank through the company’s DIY Fund grants, allowing Think Tank to take on the overpriced and overhyped selfie driven pop-ups that LA has become accustomed to seeing. Beginning as a small collective of artists, nurturing the creative spirit is built into the core of Meow Wolf and Nothing Cheezy’s artist focused approach is perfectly aligned with their mission to put the artist’s work first.
Nothing Cheezy opens on July 20th and runs five days per week with a rotating free gallery of small pizza-themed works for sale in the front. Ticketed tours of the “craziest kitchen you’ve ever seen” with 12 themed environments will be available for $22 each, and all experiences are wheelchair accessible. Local event producers will throw nightly events of all kinds throughout the venue. Guests can expect an experience that costs under a dollar per minute and comes with a complimentary slice of curated pizza (vegan options available!) spotlighting LA’s most hyped pizza joints, and a limited edition exclusive enamel pin created by Pizzaboyzzz and Bloody Gums artists.
Think Tank Gallery & Showroom is located at 516 E 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Nothing Cheezy runs from July 20, 2019 to August 31, 2019.