Paper and Drawing Elevated - Review of The Drawing Show

Dead Bird Study #1

In The Drawing Show, the drawings by these local artists remind us that this medium can be equally valued as painting as a primary mode of expression. Drawings by Nancy Baker Cahill, Jodi Bonassi, Abel Alejandre, Nancy Baker Cahill, Susan Feldman, Joanne Julian, Echiko Ohira, Milo Reice, Kent Twitchell, J. Michael Walker, and Andre Yi cover the walls and stairwells of the unique exhibition space. Amazing portraiture by local muralist Kent Twitchell capture one’s careful attention. Andre Yi enhances his drawings of dead birds with pencil shavings, poured paint, and collage components. In a separate small gallery space are drawings by Joanne Julian. Julian’s work is derived from Asian traditions with her nature-based images and Zen Circles.. One’s eyes never tire with these exhibitions that offer such a variety of unique approaches to their respective mediums. I plan to revisit both of these exhibitions when I can enjoy them in solitude and recommend you do the same, as both of these are well worth a careful viewing experience.

The DRAWING Show at Loft at Liz's


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
Organized by Susan Baik

1507 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207

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.

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock 11th Annual Art Auction Benefit

Sunday, April 21, 2013
2:00 - 5:30 PM

Admission: $40 at the door

The auction features original artwork donated by over 150 established and emerging artists! Preview the artwork on our website, Facebook, or Bidding For Good. Indulge your taste buds with tasty hor d’oeuvres and desserts from Four Cafe and Whole Foods. Wash down that yummy food with a variety of drink options including Colorado Wine Co’s Sparkling White Sangria and craft beer from Eagle Rock Brewery.

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

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock 10th Annual Art Auction Benefit

This year's auction will feature original artwork donated by 150 established and emerging artists. Attendees will indulge their taste buds with tasty hor d'oeuvres and desserts and a variety of drink options including Colorado Wine Co's Sparkling White Sangria and a special cocktail infused with organic spirits provided by Greenbar Collective. Dublab DJ Andres Renteria will occupy your ears with his energetic beats and mixes.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

2:00-3:00pm: Center Members & VIP Preview
Includes special performance by Body City

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

[Meta] Mentors: Artists and Industry

Friday, February 24, 12:30 PM–2:00 PM

West Hall Meeting Room 515A, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center

Chairs: Reni Gower, Virginia Commonwealth University; Vesna Pavlovic, Vanderbilt University

Sculptural Effects and Fabrication for the Motion Picture Industry
Kirk Starbird, independent artist

John Michael Kohler Art Center: Arts/Industry Residency
Sue Johnson, St. Mary's College of Maryland

MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House Residence Program
Kimberli Meyer, MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House

Interactive Web for Digital Agencies
Andre Yi, independent artist

Documentary Photography/Online Book Production
Dan Milnor, independent artist

Earth-Like Planet Review in OC Weekly


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.

9th Annual Art Auction at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock

Sunday, April 17, 2011 2:00-5:00pm

Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Buy your tickets before April 8 (this Friday)
Save with the special prepaid ticket price!

General Admission: $30 at the door
Prepaid Admission: $25 paid by April 8

Art donated by over 150 emerging & established artists.

Discussion Group to focus on Art in the age of the Internet

Virginia Katz and RAID Projects will be hosting another informal art discussion group on April 13th, with special guest Andre Yi. Please join us in the conversation.

Andre Yi will focus on Art in the Age of the Internet and Its Impact on the Arts Culture. Does viewing art on the internet do a service or disservice to the work? Does the cost of losing the first-hand experience in viewing a painting or sculpture outweigh the benefit of its potential availability and ease with which to expose it? Does it interfere with visitors to galleries or does it provide a valuable venue to see work that might not otherwise be shown? These and other questions will be addressed.