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


LA Artcore Brewery Annex (Lincoln Heights)


September 9 – 30th, 2016

Group Exhibit: Made In Cotton
Mark Steven Greenfield, Karen Hampton, Raksha Parekh

September 4 - 30th, 2016

Tandem-Solo Painting Exhibit:
Dan Nadaner, Min Sook Yang

Opening Reception:
Sunday, September 18th, 3-5PM
Conversation with the Artists: 4PM

Opening Reception:
Sunday September 18th, 1– 3 p.m.
Conversation with the Artist: 2PM



  L.A. Artcore is pleased to announce a mixed-media exhibit at Artcore’s Little Tokyo space with three Los Angeles artists, for whom the subject of cotton is inextricably present in each artist’s investigation. The artists merge their own questions of how identity is shaped, reconciled, and transformed by the external events of history, through a range of techniques including assemblage, textile, photography and drawing. The works in this show channel the social, economic, cultural, and spiritual impacts that play out today as a result of these legacies . Mark Steven Greenfield’s drawings on wood panel depict cotton fields in his signature graphic style, throwing a wrench into existing conceptions of the landscape genre. Drawing upon the inextricably-linked relationships between slavery and cotton production in the U.S., Greenfield conceives of the landscape as a site whose beauty is irrevocably defined by forced labor and subjugation. In two other works, Greenfield appropriates images of since-decommissioned U.S. coinage of plantation-working slaves, and super-imposes them onto abstracted cotton fields. The textile and photographic art of Los Angeles artist Karen Hampton maps connections to time and place through the artist’s extended investigation of her genealogy that traces her ancestral roots to Fernandina, Florida, Haiti, Brooklyn, New York and India. Hampton traces the vast networks of stories that connect her extended family and generates a living history. The artist extended this research even further, having recently completed a residency in Bahia, Brazil. There, Hampton connected to the rituals of its local inhabitants, many of them, descendants of slaves from West Africa who managed to successfully marry their native religion of candomblé with Catholicism. Hampton was able to partake in many of their religious rituals, further connecting to a broader ancestral past. Hampton will exhibit an installation consisting of two floor-to-ceiling tapestries “The Matriarchs” a diptych outlining two female forms and projecting them as vehicle of transformation. Hampton will install two clotheslines from which additional tapestries will hang, among several other framed works installed on the walls. The works of Raksha Parekh arranges clumped cotton into abstracted forms, collapsing the tactile and pictorial in her formal investigations. Parekh thereby processes the legacy of cotton’s history in South Africa where she grew up, through the lens of modernist abstraction. Parekh will also display a new sculptural installation with halved gourds lined in painted fabric. These vessel-like structures inform definitions of beauty and femininity with both rugged and refined materiality.

 (P. Reddy)




 With its tandem-solo exhibit series, Artcore places different bodies of work in dialogue with one another of whose benefits of mutual exposure include working together and stimulating new dialogues with audiences. In this exhibit, Min Sook Yang’s paintings experiment with the construction of pictorial space, by combining representational, abstract, and trompe l'oeil elements. Yang’s emphasis on the relationship between positive and negative space heighten an overall sense of fracture and ambiguity between faces, animals, odd constructions and limbs.

Nature’s continuous movement, and its immaterial and material forces are the subject of the paintings of Fresno-based artist Dan Nadaner. Nadaner’s defines space and form by the modulalting of line, color, and opacity. Nadaner equates the act of painting to that of a swimmer, in that each action causes a series of reactions in order to reach another place. In the artist’s words, “Layers over layers in painting permit the viewermultiple ways of putting the works together. As in film, the images in the paintings connect many times and places.”  For more information on the artist, please visit:

(P. Reddy)



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

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





Cheng-I Tsai
Solo Exhibit

Joel King, Dominique Chastenet De Géry
Tandem-Solo Exhibit


Chang-Ta Chien, Ming-Te Dai, Chao-Ching Yu, Shien-Mao Lin


Nobu Kano, Kazuyoshi Morita, Katsuhiro Ito, Mitsuru Kuroki, Kakuko Ishii, Masayuki Isa, Yoshihiro Shinjo, Hitomi Murai, Rieko Yashiro, Yasuko Iyanaga, Ayumi Nakade, Yuji Shinomiya




Blandine Saint-Oyant, Valerie Daval
(Union Center & Brewery Annex)

Norris Archer Harrington
(Union Center)
Oct. 5 - 19






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