Meet an Artist Monday: Mixed Media by Andre Yi LA Weekly

The artist in White Sands, New Mexico, with his wife Samantha Fields

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SHANA NYS DAMBROT | OCTOBER 22, 2018 | 11:08AM

“Meet an Artist Monday” is an ongoing series of mini Q&As with some of L.A.’s most active and eclectic contemporary artists, introducing themselves to you in their own words. This week, we meet mixed-media artist Andre Yi, whose practice involves aspects of sculpture, painting, drawing, assemblage and collage.

L.A. WEEKLY: When did you first know you were an artist?

ANDRE YI: I must have been 5 or 6, [and] my father was extremely impressed with a drawing I had done. He hung it over the thermostat in the living room. Every time his friends would come, he would brag about his son being an amazing artist! Honestly, at the time, all I could think about was how much that drawing was absolute crap. I had better ideas in my head but I had a hard time getting it out. I guess it was because I was 6.

Art and Cake review of Obliterate

https://artandcakela.com/2018/10/20/andre-yi-at-open-mind-art-space/

Andre Yi “Obliterate”
Open Mind Art Space
Through October 26, 2018

by Jody Zellen

Before turning to sculpture, Andre Yi created delicate paintings and drawings. His early works were detailed renderings of natural and architectural elements centered in large expanses of soft color, often juxtaposed with swirling ribbon shaped white lines that suggested flowing rivers. In later paintings such as Untitled (Ginko Tree), 2008 the green tree leaves are depicted as hard edged rectangles. Imagining a progression, it is possible to see the trajectory from Yi’s paintings which were becoming more abstracted while remaining two-dimensional, to his current constructions. It is as if the trees and the background disappeared leaving just the geometric shapes.

Obliterate at Open Mind Art Space

A solo exhibition featuring works by Andre Yi
September 29 - October 26, 2018

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

(LOS ANGELES, CA) - Open Mind Art Space is pleased to present Obliterate, a solo exhibition featuring abstract sculptures and collages by Los Angeles-based artist, Andre Yi. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, September 29th at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. The exhibition will be on view from September 29th through October 26th, 2018.

Art & Activism: Drawing the line at The Children's Museum

September 15, 2018 – October 28, 2018

Art & Activism: Drawing the line looks at art as a form of activism and considers different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. The artists included in the exhibition draw from the emergence of protests and use contemporary art to rethink conventions of gender, sexuality, immigration and race.

Dispersed Transmission at Another Year in LA (Online)

I was dreaming that

July 1 - August 31, 2018
http://anotheryearinla.com/2018_RobinHill.htm

Dispersed Transmissions is a new project which continues Robin Hill's investigation of materials and situations that resonate as self-made art works. She has extracted 425 phrases from the New York Times over the course of the past 3 years (some of which first appeared in her piece Weighing Papers, from Hill's solo exhibition There Was, at Lennon-Weinberg in 2017 in New York).

Upon being invited to have her 5th exhibition at Another Year in LA and now an online space, she said, "I decided to translate the phrases into stickers, and place them throughout the landscape of LA. In Dispersed Transmissions, I am interested in subverting the online exhibition into an archive of an action."

To accomplish this distribution process, Hill has invited a handful of LA-based artists, curators and art writers as "co-curators"* - who are documenting the stickers they placed in situ throughout Los Angeles. These photos will be posted on the Dispersed Transmissions exhibition page as they shared by the co-curators continually throughout the two month exhibition.

Los Angeles Painting: Formalism to Street Art

curated by Andi Campognone, with Jimi Gleason, Justin Bower, Shiva Aliabadi, Rebecca Campbell, Samantha Fields, Ben Brough, Chris Trueman, Kelly Berg, Andy Moses, David Lloyd, Stevie Love, Andre Yi, Constance Mallinson, Dion Johnson, David Flores, Ruth Pastine, Amir Fallah, Victor Hugo Zayas, Anne Elizabeth Sobieski, Andrew Schoultz, Mark Dean Veca

Online Catalog here: https://issuu.com/brunodavidgallery/docs/la-artists_catalog_2017_v1_issu...

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63105 USA
Phone: 1.314.696-2377
Email: info@brunodavidgallery.com
Public Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm
Also open by private appointment

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.

CFAER’S 13TH ANNUAL ART AUCTION APRIL 23, 2017

CFAER Art Auction

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock cordially invites you to attend our 13th Annual Art Auction, a silent auction benefit, Sunday April 23rd, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock.

Auction items include paintings, drawings, photography, and mixed media from artists such as Carla Jay Harris, Joan Scheibel, Joe Forte, Jonah Olson, Karen Fiorito, Linda Lyke, Mary Sherwood Brock, and Shepard Fairey to name a few.

With a hundred participating artists, there’s something for every budget and artistic preference!

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.

Union Station Is Hosting a Peep Show—for Art

When you think of art institutions in downtown L.A., you likely think of The Broad, MoCA, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel—but probably not Union Station. And yet, the train hub continues to roll out unusual and interesting exhibitions as part of its inaugural summer entertainment series, making them something of a cultural dark horse. On August 6, they’re debuting Cabinet of Curiosities, a peculiar installation in the Grand Waiting Room that could be described as a modern-day peep show. Full disclosure: If you’re a voyeur and the term “peep show” got you all hot and bothered, move on, nothing to see here. The peepable aspect of it involves tiny scenes seen through a magnifying glass...

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

2016 Venice Art Walk Auction

Venice Art Walk Poster

Join Los Angeles’ hottest established and emerging contemporary artists in raising over $750,000 to fund health care for the 24,000 low-income, uninsured and homeless patients of Venice Family Clinic.

Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions brings thousands of artists and volunteers together to provide health care to those with nowhere else to turn. Experience exceptional art and make a meaningful impact in your community at this not-to-be-missed annual event.

Hosted at Google Los Angeles, Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions is free and open to the public and showcases a gallery-quality contemporary silent art auction. Don’t miss the accompanying artist studio tours, artisan shops, family activities, entertainment, music, food and more at the most anticipated art event of the year!

FRESH START 2016

fresh stART install

Saturday, February 6, 2016 6-8p

Please join us for an exciting one-night sale of carefully curated art from the nation's most promising artists. Featuring DJ Anne Litt, great raffle prizes, a hosted bar with tasty cocktails and Stella Artois. Proceeds benefit after school art programs at Heart Of Los Angeles (H.O.L.A.). Founded in 2001, fresh stART, the annual fundraising event of the McCall Family Foundation, is a one-night art exhibition and sale with two distinct goals.

Our primary goal is to fund programs that provide arts-related therapies to children designated "at-risk." Secondly, fresh stART strives to stimulate the arts in Los Angeles by providing potential collectors with a personal connection to both established and emerging artists.

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.

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