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May 1st - 29th, 2016: At Little Tokyo . . . Solo Exhibit by Echo Lew . . At the Brewery Annex May 1st - 29th, 2016 . . . Group Exhibit with Mike Saijo, Syuta Mitomo and Haruko Sasakawa . . .Deadline to enter juried show May 7th, 2016 . . . Gallery Hrs. at Little Tokyo, Wed. - Sun. 12-5 pm . . . Gallery Hrs. At the Brewery Annex, Thurs. - Sun. 12-5 pm . . . LA Artcore has served Los Angeles for 36 years as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and relies entirely on gifts from the public - please support our mission and make a donation today.


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MAY 2016


LA Artcore at Union Center for the Arts (Little Tokyo)


LA Artcore Brewery Annex (Lincoln Heights)


May 01 - 29, 2016

Echo Lew
Solo Exhibit

May 01 - 29, 2016

Mike Saijo, Syuta Mitomo, Haruko Sasakawa
Group Exhibit

Opening Reception:
Sunday, May 1, 2016 3-5PM
Conversation with the Artists: 4PM


L.A. Artcore is pleased to present a solo exhibit by Echo Lew. Lew’s “Light Drawings” use light, photography and physical movement to create energetic gestural abstractions. Lew’s pieces evoke elusive phenomena in nature such as masses of birds moving as one in the sky, invisible gravitational forces, waves, or electromagnetic pathways while equally emphasizing the artist’s hand gestures.

Lew’s art career of twenty-eight years finds the L.A. artist synthesizing the relationship between the body and mark-making through nontraditional means. Tracing back to some of Lew’s earliest drawings, the artist’s figure sketches similarly evince impulses toward gestural mark-making. While Lew has developed a dialogue between the interaction of light and time, Lew has kept the figure as a central subject and vehicle. Lew has also extended the premise of drawing onto the body, as an LED bulb-outfitted body suit that is worn before a camera’s open shutter as it records passages of Lew’s physical and expressive movement. It is through this performative space that Lew’s drawing practice finds its calling within the realm of dance. Lew has since expanded his project to include public performances which can be seen online. For more info, please see the links below.

L.A. Artcore at Union Center for the Arts
120 Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m., Wednesday - Sunday

Contact: Pranay Reddy

Opening Reception:
Sunday, May 1, 2016 1-3PM
Conversation with the Artist: 2PM


 LA Artcore is pleased to announce a three-artist group show that extends the art-object as a vehicle of broader global concerns. What emerges is a pattern of investigations on the nature of perception, community, economics and culture in a world that is increasingly technological, interconnected, and interdependent. Drawing upon the internet-transformed nature of collective participation, artist Syuta Mitomo’s project Meme, proposes a collective painting in which the artist employs a cylindrical apparatus with a canvas fastened down. As the piece is spun, viewers hold their chosen drawing tool to its moving surface. The buildup of a work of concentric circles created by non-practicing artists positions the spectator on the same plane as the artist, thus conceiving creation itself as a communal act. The shifting places between virtual and physical reality is a dialogue explored through sculpture and photography by Tokyo-based artist Haruko Sasakawa. Sasakawa envisions the robotic form as one that occupies the imagination and proliferates in the private sector. Such real and imagined realities are conflated through inflatable sculptures that take on new meaning as characters, photographed in outdoor settings. As climate change increasingly effects traditional modes of food production, growing action to sustainable alternatives have reshaped communities and thus given rise to the advent of local economies. Within this context, Mike Saijo’s functioning indoor garden installation envisions a fluid merging of the artist’s aesthetic and social concerns. 

L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex
650A S. Ave. 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Gallery hours: 12-5 PM, Thursday - Sunday

Contact: Pranay Reddy



Little Tokyo

120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-3274

Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5PM

Lincoln Heights

650 A South Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 276-9320

Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5PM





Velda Ishizaki
Solo Exhibit

Kamol Tassananchalee
Solo Exhibit




(Union Center)


(Brewery Annex)


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