Exhibitions

Constructions: Kamikaze exhibition at PØST

Constructions

Andre Yi
Constructions
Opening reception, Sunday, July 9th, 7-9p

Andre Yi creates drawings, sculptures, and collages inspired by the hodge podge post-modern architecture of Southern California. Using a precise technique, Yi creates his work using cast off materials that can be found in the studio and around his environment: tape, twigs, paper trimmings, old drawings, faux painted balsa wood, pencil shavings, and paint scrapings. These works are informed by the ideas of modern architecture being inspired by nature, while at the same time encroaching upon our once natural environment. For instance, just this year the Wilshire Grand Center opened its doors, becoming the tallest building west of the Mississippi (just a few blocks away from the building that previously held that distinction). The building was inspired by the California landscape, and the top of the building directly references Half Dome in Yosemite Valley. Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles stands out because of its organic shape, but is covered in stainless steel. Both of these buildings are in the heart of a major metropolitan city surrounded by miles of concrete and automobiles, but reference and draw inspiration from elements outside their modern/industrial environment. Likewise, Yi, whose studio is located in downtown Los Angeles, creates collages and sculpture inspired from nature, but constructed from studio detritus; milled and plied from more processed materials.

Man Handled

Man Handled

Hot on the heels of Girl Crushing comes our all male powerhouse show of paintings, drawings and mixed media by artists Matt Adrian, Adrian Landon Brooks, Joe Forte, Heath Kane, Mark Rebennack, Burl Vreeland and Andre Yi. 20% of sales will be donated to Everytown For Gun Safety. Join us for the opening reception Saturday April 8th 4-8pm.

Sanctuary City: With Liberty and Justice for Some

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries is pleased to announce the first installment of Sanctuary City, a yearlong exhibition and public program series that delves into topics related to San Francisco's immigration policies, immigrant and refugee populations, and the history of our Sanctuary City status.

For this inaugural Sanctuary City presentation, the SFAC Galleries is pleased to partner with Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, to bring their critically acclaimed exhibition With Liberty and Justice for Some. Co-curated by Bay Area artist Monica Lundy, this exhibition features over 125 portraits of immigrants to the United States by 100 artists from Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Conceived in response to the presidential election in November, this show is a statement in response to the current administrations' new executive order that blocks citizens from six Muslim-majority countries (Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen) from getting visas for 90 days, and reinstates a temporary blanket ban refusing admission to all refugees for 120 days.

With Liberty and Justice for Some

Yi Keun Chool

7 January - 4 March 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7th, 6-8pm
http://www.waltermacielgallery.com/

Walter Maciel Gallery is pleased to present With Liberty and Justice for Some, featuring the work of several contemporary artists who have been invited to create portraits of immigrants to the United States. The show is a statement on the many fears surrounding the announcement of our new president elect and a powerful response rejecting the presumed policies that threaten to disrupt basic civil rights.

About Yi's immigrant portrait:

Yi Keun Chool was born in Korea. As a young man, he studied French literature and the French language in Sungkyunkwan University. He served during the Korean War, and after the Korean Armistice Agreement worked in the Korean government translating French documents. He immigrated to America in the early 1970s and had my twin brother and me. He worked as a photographer and soon had his own photography lab. He retired shortly after digital cameras and smart phone technology changed the landscape of consumer photography and left his trade behind.

Mr. & Mrs. Exquisite Corpse

Mr. & Mrs. Exquisite Corpse

Samantha Fields & Andre Yi
January 1 - February 28, 2017

"Mr. & Mrs. Exquisite Corpse", the current two-person exhibition at Another Year in LA online gallery features Los Angeles based artists, Samantha Fields and Andre Yi is a current day twist on the classic Surrealist parlor game, Exquisite Corpse. For the purposes of this exhibition, these artists (who are also married) were invited to employ some chance method to determine the first person to start and begin making a work.

SHOWCASE #1 at Matrushka Construction

Opening September 30th, 7-9p
3822 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Matrushka Construction is pleased to present SHOWCASE #1 which includes work by Los Angeles based artists ALISON FREY ANDERSSON, LESTER MONZON, MATTHEW SCARLETT, ANDRE YI, curated by Rory Devine.

The exhibition, opening Friday, Sept 30, 2016, is the first in a series of planned exhibitions presented by Curator Rory Devine. This exhibition continues the tradition established by Matrushka Construction for showcasing contemporary art, primarily by Los Angeles Artists.

Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet of Curiosities

An original installation at historic Union Station featuring a series of mysterious worlds viewed through peepholes by Los Angeles-based artists

Tanya Brodsky, David DiMichele, Ashley Hagen, Noel Korten, Keith Lord, Cecilia Miniucchi, Andre Yi

Curated by Carl Berg

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
3-6pm

Union Station
Grand Waiting Room
800 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA

The DRAWING Show at Loft at Liz's

The DRAWING Show

Drawing is one of the oldest forms of human expression: Over 30,000 years ago, artists drew herds of bison racing across the rock walls of Grotte Chavet. In more recent times, drawings were considered problem-solving exercises, with emphasis on observation and investigation; they were produced as preparation for the more privileged media of painting and sculpture. But today, many artists use drawing as their primary or only art form. "The Drawing Show" focuses on artists whose aesthetic practices focus on drawing.

The Loft at Liz’s
453 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Inherent Nature

Habitat (no.3)

Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce Inherent Nature, a group exhibition featuring five West Coast artists who respond to and engage with the physical world through distinct practices. Each artist constructs meaning in their work directly from the societal, cultural and environmental issues that shape our time, and their work comments on the push and pull of nature and culture through the artistic process, dialogue and play of forms.

Andre Yi (Los Angeles) looks to the neighborhood surrounding his studio in the fashion district of LA for inspiration in his recent series of sculptures. His complex and elaborate structures or “habitats” are built from materials, both natural and man-made, that are readily found inside and outside of his studio.

6018 Wilshire

6018 Wilshire

(Los Angeles) -- Edward Cella Art + Architecture is pleased to announce 6018 WILSHIRE for its feature Fall exhibition. The exhibition is a survey of the artists who have exhibited at this iconic Miracle Mile location since its establishment as an art space in 2003, and represents the final exhibition to take place there before the gallery’s planned relocation to a new facility in early 2015. Over the course of eleven years, the location has hosted two galleries and helped anchor a cohort of galleries on Museum Row. 6018 Wilshire pays tribute to the hundreds of artists that have shown in the space in more than a hundred solo and numerous group exhibitions.

Nature Redefined

Nature Redefined engages nature from the viewpoint of a contemporary artist. A time and place in which man and nature battles for position often in confrontation with one another. Each artist reflects directly and/or indirectly this fight pondering man's relationship to nature in contemporary society.

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 20th
4-8p
Organized by Susan Baik

READ CONTEMPORARY DALLAS
1507 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207
http://www.readcontemporary.com/

TAKE FIVE at Andrew Shire Gallery

Take Five Series 2

Series 2: Matthew May, Pontus Willfors, Andre Yi
(June 8-21: Reception: Sat. June 8 from 6-8pm)

The AndrewShire Gallery, is pleased to present Take Five: Series 2, the second exhibition in the series will feature the work of Matthew May, Pontus Willfors and Andre Yi in a three-person show featuring paintings, ceramic and wood sculptures.

Seen & Scene: The Imagined Landscape

What happens when contemporary artists look within for inspiration to make art about landscape?

“Seen & Scene: The Imagined Landscape” comes to the new Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens in May. Under the curatorial coordination of noted artist, writer, teacher and L.A. art-world figure John David O’Brien, the exhibition brings together seven contemporary artists all living and working in California. The show presents inspiring and distinctive viewpoints, all linked by the common theme of landscape as imagined, seen and interpreted through the imagination of the artist.

The Painted Desert

Museum of Art and History in Lancaster
665 West Lancaster BLVD (Corner of Ehrlich Ave. and Lancaster BLVD)
Lancaster CA 93534

The Painted Desert represents diverse perspectives, interpretations and techniques addressing the desert as subject. This show celebrates artistic traditions both through process and concept. Paintings by artists Dennis Calaba, Cole Case, Todd Cooper, Jorg Dubin, Robert Dunahay, Samantha Fields, Richard Gallego, Kris Holladay, Christine Kline, Glen Knowles, Ellie Korn, Gregory Martin, Al Miller, Donnie Molls, Debbie Nelson, Ann Sly, Gerald Strangio, Sal Vasquez, Donna Weil, and Andre Yi will grace the second floor of MOAH from May 5 to August 18, 2012

Landscape and Architecture at Irvine Fine Arts Center

The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce, Landscape and Architecture, the second exhibition in a two-part series that explores the contemporary vernacular of these traditional subject matters. The exhibition will feature both painting and sculpture by 20 Los Angeles-based artists and one artist from The Netherlands

March 3 - April 7, 2012
Reception: Saturday, March 3, 5-8pm

Irvine Fine Arts Center
14321 Yale Avenue (in Heritage Park) Irvine 92604

Earth-Like Planet Review in OC Weekly

Sequoia

A lot of Earth-themed art shows seem to be popping up around Orange, LA and Riverside counties lately. There was "Spaceship Earth" and "The Weight and the Magnitude" up in the Pomona Arts Colony/Claremont Village and Sant Khalsa's "River Run" in Riverside, and at the end of the month, "Speak for the Trees" opens at Irvine's House of Balsamic. Before that show, there's the Irvine Fine Arts Center's pro-green-themed exhibit, "Earth-Like Planet," opening this weekend...

"Andre Yi's hyper-spiritual acrylics perfectly embody the future/science/nature ideal with their twisty, gnarly tree trunks and stumps surrounded by green Kubrickian monoliths—the generators of universal life,..."

Earth-Like Planet

Earth Like Planet

The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to present Earth-Like Planet. This exhibition, curated by Matt May, explores the dominion where art and science intersect. In this territory, somewhere between real and imaginary, artists take on the role of forecasting a future of what may be and what is yet to come.

The term "earth-like planet" references the rapid advancement of science and technology, and in particular, that of deep space exploration. Inspired by such possibilities, this mixed media exhibition examines varying themes of wonderment, exploration, conservation and a resulting dose of sci-fi.

Claudia Bucher, Virginia Katz, George Katzengerger, Kelly Newcomer, Carolie Parker, Ephraim Puusemp, Jason Rogenes, Andre Yi

My House is Your House

curated by Whitney Carter and Molly Larkey, April 29 - May 29, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, April 29, 7-10 pm

Artists: Sara Clendening & Eric Wesley, Samantha Fields & Andre Yi, Samara Golden & John Seal, Kate Harding & Steven Bankhead, Michael Henry Hayden & Anthony Lepore, Daniel Ingroff & Paul Pescador & David Gilbert, Kristi Lippire & Matt Wardell, Yunhee Min & Patrick Meagher, Tracy Nakayama & Jeremy Yoder, Amy Sarkisian &Tyler Vlahovich

Statler Waldorf Gallery is pleased to present “My House is Your House." The exhibition examines couples who work together, either in a direct capacity, or by sharing an intimate space outside of their respective studio practice(s). A partner’s role as confidant and critic is essential, as they are often privy to the most intimate evolutions that each other’s work endures over time. How do the conversations that happen within a studio and a home, with a partner whose opinion is a trusted source, affect one’s practice? “My House is Your House” also celebrates the role that communities of like-minded individuals (partners of another sort) play in our creative endeavors. In opening up one’s home, and creating connections with those around us, we build exchanges that ultimately make our world meaningful.

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