PROSPECTS: AN EXPLORATION OF MINING at Sun Valley Center for the Arts

This multidisciplinary project will examine mining's history as well as its controversial present through lectures, visual arts exhibitions and films.

Mining is an essential part of the story of the Wood River Valley. Beginning in the 1860s, prospectors arrived in the valley in search of silver, galena and gold. The towns of Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum sprang up to serve an influx of immigrants who came from Ireland, Wales, Germany and China to work the mines. Although eventually replaced by the sheep industry and later tourism, the long-term impact of mining on the valley continues to resonate.

On The Down-Low

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A Free-Wheeling Sampling of Great Contemporary L.A. Drawing, Painting & Sculpture

Participating Artists:
Michael Arata, Maura Bendett, Sharon Ben-Tal, Lynne Berman, Joe Biel, Sky Burkhard, Cole Case, Brian Cooper, Linda Day, Alison Foshee, Phyllis Green, Melissa Kauk, Joan Kahn, Susan Logoreci, Mara Lonner, Siobhan McClure, Mery Lynn McCorkle, David McDonald, Julie McManus, Lester Monzon, Rebecca Niederlander, Carolie Parker, Mary Anna Pomonis, Stephanie Pryor, Greg Rose, Klutch Stanaway, Holly Topping, Alexandra Wiesenfeld, Andre Yi, HK Zamani

4TH OF JULY "ONE WEEK ONLY"

Curated by Tom Jancar and Mery Lynn McCorkle

JUDITH LINHARES, ILENE SEGALOVE, HUBERT SCHMALIX, DOUG HARVEY, ROGER HERMAN, KATIA SANTIBANEZ, SUSAN MOGUL, DORIT CYPIS, HARRIET KORMAN, TIMOTHY NOLAN, ANNIE BUCKLEY, JASMINE LITTLE, MARY JONES, REBECCA NIEDERLANDER, DAVID KRAMER, MELISSA MEYER, ROLAND REISS, DAVID MCDONALD, LISA ADAMS, NICK AGID, GINA BORG, CRISTI RINKLIN, GERARD BRANE, JAMESON CARTER, JOHN KILDUFF, AMANDA CHURCH, GARY PETERSEN, SAM ERENBERG, ALISON FOSHEE, APRIL GREIMAN, VIRGINIA HOLT, LESLIE KNEISEL, KK KOZIK, CHERYL WALKER, TRACY MOLIS, JOHN O'BRIEN, JUDITH PAGE, GARY PALLER, KATY CROWE, JOAN PERLMAN, CATYA PLATE, RENA SMALL, PATRICIA SMITH, GREG STONE, JAY STUCKEY, MAGGIE TENNESEN, MARIE THIBEAULT, MICHAEL TODD, NANCY BUCHANAN, GINA WERFEL, RONI FELDMAN, VIRGINIA KATZ, THOMAS MCGOVERN, MARA LONNER, PHILIPPA BLAIR, DAWN ARROWSMITH, RACHEL WARKENTIN, DENNIS REED, DAVID BRODY, MARGARET GRIFFITH, WALTER GABRIELSON, CHERIE BENNER DAVIS, EVA BOVENZI, MARGARET VON BIESEN, LINDA DAY, THOMAS MULLER, LYNNE BERMAN, BILL RADAWEC, CHRIS TANNER, AVE PILDAS, JANET JENKINS, RAUL GUERRERO, BOBBIE OLIVER, HILARY BAKER, PHYLLIS GREEN, STEVEN STEINMAN, JEAN PATTERSON, ANDRE YI, TIFFANY CANTER, JAMES GRIFFITH, DONALD KRIEGER, PAUL TZANETOPOULOS, JAMIE CHAN, CYRIL KUHN and others.

Carl Berg Projects at the Pacific Design Center

From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California

Claire Baker, James Buss, Dan McCleary, Mike Cronin, Joe Davidson, George Katzenberger, Matt May, Donnie Molls, John Mullin, Nathan Redwood, Lucas Reiner, Paul Silkowski, Andre Yi and Allard Zoetman

From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California will be featured at space B315 in the Blue Whale. This show will include 14 artists engaging the Southern California landscape. These artists portray the subject matter using various techniques and conceptual approaches depicting the varied landscape of the Southland.

at the Brewery Project, 1993-2007: the Finale

The exhibition at the Brewery Project, 1993-2007: the Finale mirrors this legacy by presenting new work by over fifty artists who previously exhibited at the Brewery Project. This exhibition will fill the entire Armory building and include a broad range of work, including that of ten former artist-organizers Wendy Adest; Jamison Carter, Margaret Griffith and Thomas Müller; April Durham; Jennifer Faist; Karen Koblitz; Noel Korten; Mara Lonner; Mery Lynn McCorkle; John O'Brien; and Joseph Santarromana. Along with the artwork by the artist-organizers, there is artwork by Lynn Aldrich, Tetsuji Aono, Maura Bendett, Waylon Dobson, Daniel Brodo, Nancy Buchanan and Carolyn Potter, Eileen Cowin, Merion Estes, Samantha Fields, Will Fowler, Christie Frields, Keiko Fukazawa, Benicia Gantner, Phyllis Green, Iva Gueorguieva, Wendy Heldmann, Kymber Hol, Lies Kraal, Robert Levine, Keith Lord, Daniel Marlos, Mike McMillin, Kristen Morgin, Linda Parnell, Jill Poyourow, Jessica Newman-Skrentny, Rebecca Niederlander, Aaron Noble, Laura Parker, Stephanie Pryor, Rebecca Ripple, Shelby Roberts, Steve Roden, William Roper, Evelyn Serrano, Fran Siegel, Pam Strugar, Erika Suderburg, Roy Thurston, Shirley Tse, and Andre Yi.

Southern Exposure at Ruby Green

Southern Exposure is a sampler of drawings by 15 southern California artists. The curator Mery Lynn McCorkle is originally from Georgia and has observed the parallels between work executed in California and in the South. Both areas are extremely influenced by nature, its colors, textures and rhythms. This exhibit provides an opportunity for residents of Nashville to see preparatory sketches and studies as well as finished work by some of southern California's most interesting artists.

Including:
Cherie Benner Davis (Solway-Jones), Tao Urban (Acuna-Hansen Gallery), Joe Biel (Galerie Kuckei/Kuckei), Timothy Nolan (Carl Berg Gallery), Thomas Muller (Haus Gallery), Nick Agid (Domestic Setting), Rebecca Niederlander (Carl Berg Gallery), Heather Brown, Mara Lonner, Alison Foshee (Carl Berg Gallery), Virginia Katz (Jancar Gallery), Andre Yi (Carl Berg Gallery), Samantha Fields (Kim Light Gallery), Roland Reiss, Dawn Arrowsmith (Jancar Gallery)

Tree Service at Domestic Setting

Co-curated by Michael Gold and Jeanne Patterson

Artists: Nick Agid, Eric Beltz, Joe Biel, Drew Dominick, Samantha Fields, Portia Hein, Wendy Heldmann, Laura Hull, Siobhan McClure & Greg Rose, Timothy Nolan, Jared Pankin, Stas Orlovski, Pam Posey, Bill Radawec, Lucas Reiner, Sharon Ryan, Rena Small, Jessica Swanson, Joel Tauber, Daniel Wheeler, Megan Williams, Andre Yi

Review for The Nature of LA

We Bay Area chauvinists occasionally feel the need to compare the Best Place on Earth to NYC or LA, nice places to visit, certainly, but somehow (sniff) unsuitable. There's finicky regional essentialism in our art world, too, painting LA as the Other: our shallow, giddy dark side, the antipodean land of the 101 and the 5. In reality, however, regional style in this digital age global art market is pretty much extinct; the art map for better or worse has no center(s). In The Nature of LA, Angelenos Samantha Fields, Portia Hein, Stas Orlovski, and Andre Yi examine our human condition, within and apart from nature, in universal, metaphorical terms, from their diffuse, suburban, austral megalopolis.

...Yi draws the abandoned mining infrastructure of the American West — mines, sheds, etc. — in a style combining detailed Western realism with Eastern orthogonal perspective, infinite space (though here painted in muted neutrals), and swirling scroll-like forms suggestive of water, wind, dragons, and time's vicissitudes; eternity pervades temporality.

The Nature of LA

Traywick Contemporary is pleased to present The Nature of LA, an exhibition featuring four Los Angeles-based painters whose work is brimming with social and environmental awareness. As a group, the work reflects an enchantment with the life of the natural world while addressing the paradoxical experience of the contemporary American landscape...

Texas native Andre Yi explores the precarious relationship between architecture and the landscape. His delicate renderings of crumbling, solitary buildings float ghost-like, in monochromatic color fields. The spare landscapes create beauty out of something wasted and remind us of nature's awesome ability to reclaim the land after civilization's departure.

Close to Home: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection MCASD

Close to Home acquisition

Close to Home features works on paper from MCASD’s collection acquired in the last four years. The exhibition showcases the collection's depth and range with works by artists such as Faiya Fredman, Mauro Staccioli, and John Baldessari.

Highlighting the Museum’s commitment to artistic practice, the exhibition emphasizes the relationship between purely enjoying art and using an investigative eye. Each piece asks the viewer not to be complacent in consumption of images but critically interact with them. The exhibition follows a progression of redefining common ideas about portraiture, American culture, inhabited space, and the beauty of nature. Whether it is an alternative concept of American lifestyle, as seen in Alexis Smith’s work, or spatial configuration, like the pieces by Yunhee Min, we are asked to critically examine the individual ideas we often hold so close to home.

Floating Worlds at Branch Gallery

Branch Gallery is pleased to present Floating Worlds: Kyung Jeon, Taiyo Kimura, kozyndan, Andre Yi.

In 19th-century Japan, “Floating World” referred not only to the urban underworld, but also the images connected to it: ukiyo-e (or “pictures of the floating world”). Like this earlier visual form—closely associated with metropolitan culture, its isolated pleasures and a love of nature and landscape—the four artists in Floating Worlds create alternate realities in their work, twisting convention and our expectations in a range of media. The result is at times humorous, disturbing, and surreal; familiar even in its strangeness.

Dharma Zen Center Benefit event: Silent Art Auction

Organized by David McDonald

Maura Bendett, Cole Case, Jason David, Nancy Evans, Keltie Ferris, Alison Foshee, Gerald Giamportone, Julie Graham, Kim Greist, Iva Guerguieva, Deborah Hede, Mario Islas, Dion Johnson, Stan Kaplan, Virginia Katz, David Kelley, Kristin Leachman, Carrie Leeb, Emil Lukas, Chris Martin, Andrew Masullo, David McDonald, Siobhan McClure, Mery Lynn McCorkle, Robin Mitchell, Lester Monzon, Patti Oleon, Kim Pashko, Michael Pierzynski, Stephanie Pryor, Greg Rose, Kate Savage, Allison Schulnik, Barbara Schwann, May Sun, Kathryn Van Dyke, Tam Van Tran, Andre Yi

DARFUR BENEFIT!!! HausGuests @ the Brewery Project

On Saturday, February 24th, an exhibition sponsored by HAUS to benefit the Darfur region of Sudan will open at the Brewery Project featuring the work of over 200 artists. The reception will be from 7 to 10 p.m. All work will be for sale and HAUS will donate all profit from its 50% sales commissions from this event to SaveDarfur.org. Many of the showing artists are also voluntarily donating their proceeds from the sale of their work.

EXHIBITION "W.O.P."

The Brewery Project presents "W.O.P." a group show of works on/of paper by Italian and Los Angeles based artists, organized by Samantha Fields, Joan Kahn John O'Brien and Christina Valentine.

ARTISTS
Samantha Fields | Zero Degrees Art (Leonardo Bravo, Annie Buckley, Jamison Carter, Cole Case, Trygve Faste, Alison Foshee, Margaret Griffith, Keith Lord, Brian Mallman, Mary Mallman, Mery Lynn McCorkle, Christina Muraczewski, Darren McManus, Tom Muller, Matthew Penkala, Bill Radewec, Kyungmi Shin, Noah Simblist, Jessica Swanson, Sylvia Tidwell, Andre Yi), Joan Kahn (Wendy Adest, Angie Bray, Barbara Berk, Jacqueline Dreager, Virginia Katz, Robin Mitchell, Carolie Parker Lopez), John O'Brien (Caridad I. Barrag‡n, Elisabetta Diamanti, Roberto Mannino, Gian Luca Murasecchi, Guilia Napoleone, Cielo Pessione, Lydia Predominato, Daniela Quadraccia, Guido Strazza, Piero Varroni, Carlo Vincenti) + (Sam Erenberg, Jacqueline Freedman, Erika LizËe, Cynthia Minet, Echiko Ohira, Minoru Ohira, Charlene Roth, Sharon Suhovy, Penny Young), Christina Valentine (Lynn Aldrich, Kathryn Andrews, Matty Byloos, Dan Callis, Stephen Childs, Matt Furmanski, Monica Furmanski, In Young Kim, Jason Mahanes, Jonathan Puls, Kim Schoenstadt)

Solo Show at Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles

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In his third solo show with the gallery, Andre Yi explores American mining towns of the late-nineteenth century west. As in his previous work, Yi illustrates his interest in landscape and architecture and the relationship between them. Defined by expanses of color on the canvas, the landscape is minimal, only offering such elements as spruce and pine tree lines that play on the surface of the canvas. The architecture of mining towns is stripped of the aesthetic forms and considerations that make up modern architecture. These mines and buildings were created for the sole purpose of extracting a finite quantity of ore, and when these resources are gone, so goes the town. The beauty of these mines and buildings are captured in Yi’s paintings, but as in nature, these structures become reabsorbed by its environment.

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