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.
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
Contemporary Landscape Art, with Zero Degrees Artists Andre Yi, Samantha Fields, and Cole Case. Also in the show: Todd Brainard, James Buss, Joel Helfin, Donnie Molls, 7 William Swanson.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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
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.
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...
Plainer a contemporary take on landscape
January 13 - March 11, 2006
Saturday, January 14
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
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.
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.
April 21st - August 18th, 2005
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 21st, 6 - 9pm
Won Ju Lim
Yun Hee Min
Koh Byoung Ok
3727 W. 6th Street, Ste. 400. Los Angeles, CA 90020
Gallery Hours: Wed - Fri 11 am - 6 pm / Sat 11 am - 3 pm
The current work consists of architecture in and around the Randstad. The Ranstad refers to a ring of the four biggest cities in the Netherlands; Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht. The architectural landscape of Rotterdam is reminiscent of the Southern California landscape that has been the subject of my earlier paintings.
December 2 - 5, 2004
Featured Artist for Carl Berg Gallery at Scope Miami
With over 45 art fairs spanning more than a decade, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. SCOPE’s extensive reach enables an unrivaled opportunity for networking with art patrons, creative professionals and a culturally relevant public audience. Renowned for presenting the most innovative galleries, artists and curators, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $200 million and attendance of over 425,000 visitors.
Group exhibition including:
Oliver Boberg, Carlos Garacoia, Ewan Gibbs,
Doug Hall, Matthias Hoch, Candida H?fer,
Damien Smith, Jessica Snow, Andre Yi
July 22 - August 21, 2004
RENA BRANSTEN GALLERY
77 Geary Street (between Kearny and Grant Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tuesday through Friday: 10:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am to 5:00pm