Sunday, May 3, 2015 3-5PM
Conversation with the Artists: 4PM
Kho's oscillations and combining of abstraction and representational modes of painting has allowed two simultaneous bodies of work to develop under different areas of inquiry though often with overlap: Kho's investigations of cultural memory, particularly of his upbringing in rural Korea has brought about a recurring theme of the traditional Korean door, or Chang-sal, that project the artist's singularly-shaped cultural perspective and rural Korean upbringing. This architectural theme, both symbolic and physical—Kho has salvaged actual architectural fragments he often incorporates in the work—serves as a lattice with which Kho injects narrative and material fragments into. Kho's abstractions alternatively allow the inks, paints and colors to visually and materially interact without premeditation before working back into, embellishing and elaborating upon its spontaneously occurring shapes and textures with color mixtures and freehand ink drawing. Kho has consistently cited balance as a guide in his process preferring diverse methods and forms to proportionately take hold in his art.
May 3 - 31, 2015
Reception – Sunday May 3, 3-5PM
Conversation With The Artist at 4 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2015 1-3PM
Conversation with the Artist: 2PM
In a group show, LA Artcore explores different approaches to abstract sculpture. Each artist is formal in their own right, but vary in degrees between levels of experience and the handling of materials. This show presents a great opportunity to meet and understand how personal outlooks appear and diverge against the influence of the materials themselves in sculpting.
Wendell Dayton’s minimal constructions, primarily working by welding found steel materials, are spare and make use of the environment and the objects in it to produce unspoken poetic narratives. The artist’s choice of quote for this release, by writer Russell Salamon, said this: "In artists we see the health of the universes. Our own worlds take hope and take off in flights of imagination." Knowing the artist is moved by literature and poetics, observe firsthand how this is translated through the hands of a seasoned, late-career maker.
Coleman Pritchard is an emerging artist who is deeply involved with the harmony and movement of form. Using frameworks, skins, coils and knots, his work has a collective feeling that suggests organic molecules, mathematical dynamics, and pattern language. The result is at times beauty, or simplicity, but what is ultimately revealed is a sharp and engaged intelligence exploring systems in a physical and direct way.
Michael Giancristiano presents an interesting counterbalance to the other sculptors in the show, adding layers of conceptuality which result in flat, wall mounted pieces. Using symmetry and the surface textures of found material, his light touch is complimented with existential titles and shades of angst and frustration. Even without knowing these undercurrents, one can approach his work as patterns of nature made visible through human intervention, and even interference.
May 3 - 31, 2015
Reception - Sunday May 3, 1-3PM
Conversation With the Artists at 2 PM