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

God to Gold card

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.

Fair Exchange - Millard Sheets Gallery

The exhibition will feature examples of the newest and most innovative artworks by artists who live and work in the Los Angeles area, who also happen to produce artwork that in some way relates to the activities for which fairs are known. Many contemporary artists are bringing contemporary aesthetics and practices to traditional craft, design, the home arts, and even agriculture—all subjects celebrated at the L.A. County Fair. This cultural exchange provides an exciting opportunity for these artists to work in tandem with some of the Fair’s other more traditional exhibitors in locations throughout the Fair. This exhibit also has the potential to demystify the world of contemporary art, and to help make this art meaningful and relevant to the Fair’s 1.3 million annual visitors.

Lisa Anne Auerbach, Enid Baxter Blader, Nao Bustamante, Jeff Cain and Shed Research Institute, Gary Cannone for Outpost for Contemporary Art, Civic Matters, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Karl Erickson, Fallen Fruit / David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young, Robert Fontenot, Fritz Haeg and Gardenlab, Institute For Figuring , Adrià Julià, Martin Kersels, Karen Kimmel, D’nell Larson, Los Angeles Urban Rangers, Daniel Marlos, Jamie McMurry, New Chinatown Barbershop, Julie Orser, Jessica Rath, George Stoll, Mercedes Teixido, Melissa Thorne, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Elizabeth Tremonte, Andre Yi

Establishing and Refining an Artist's Web Presence

Form vs. Function — which is more important when creating a user friendly site, or can they both be applied effectively?
Common misconceptions that artists make when creating their web site
The most suitable site architecture for displaying artwork online
Issues artists run into when preparing images
Strategies on how to utilize websites and online communities to promote your work
Organizing a website to present/communicate your work most effectively

Showing at Palm Springs Art Museum of L.J. Cella Collection

Today most architects rely on the computer for their drawings, but many still enjoy sketching freehand to express their ideas. The hand of the architect, like the hand of an artist, reveals the thought process–the development of initial concepts that will be fully conceived later in architectural renderings. This exhibition contains drawings by Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind and Richard Neutra as well as site specific drawings by Robert Irwin, Chris Burden and Lawrence Halprin.

LA WEEKLY Review of Plainer Show

Given its fabulous and multifarious terrains and climates, California has inspired more than its share of landscape-oriented art. Back a century, British-born William Lees Judson cranked out a virtual pictorial record of our meadows, mountains and deserts in a sensitive, agreeable quasi-impressionist manner. Not especially flashy or virtuosic, Judson, founder of USC’s School of Fine Arts, had a knack for letting space and nature speak for themselves through his brush. His landscapes, on view at the Torrance Art Museum, are not simply seen, but sensed...

Group Show at Torrance Art Museum

Plainer a contemporary take on landscape

January 13 - March 11, 2006
Opening Reception
Saturday, January 14
7-9pm
curated by Kristina Newhouse

Kaucyila Brooke, Karen Carson, Portia Hein, Wendy Heldmann, Cynthia Hooper, Susan Logoreci, Constance Mallinson, Justin Moore, Jared Pankin, Terri Phillips, Pam Posey, George Raggett, Lucas Reiner, Kyle Riedel, Andre Yi

Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance CA 90503
http://www.torranceartmuseum.com

Berlin Show Review in Die Welt

Die Welt

André Yi – Zwei Wochen malt AndréYi an kleineren Bildern, bis zueinem Monat an größeren. Entsprechendakkurat wirken die Gemälde,bis ins winzigste Detail.Meditative Ansichten, die Ruheausstrahlen und die Gedanken desBetrachters nicht zuschütten mitFarbe, Form und Inhalt, erwartenden Besucher.

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS no. 61

New American Paintings

New American Paintings was founded in 1993 as an experiment in art publishing. With more than five thousand artist reviewed annually, it has become America's largest and most important series of artist competitions.

Check out New American Paintings no. 61 at Barnes and Noble or Borders. Currently one of several featured artists in this bi-monthly edition of Pacific Coast Artists.

http://www.newamericanpaintings.com

Solo Show at Galerie Schuster and Scheurman, Berlin

Train Station 2005

This body of work depicts the architecture and natural wonders in and around Death Valley, Panamint Valley and Amargosa Valley, California. At once beautiful and foreboding, the desolate and mysterious landscape, dotted by mining structures and architectural ruins, suggest a beauty whose extreme nature has pushed humanity back beyond its borders. The desert that once supported towns filled with miners in search of borax, salt and gold, is left only with visitors exploring and re-exploring this vast landscape.

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