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Nov. 1st - 29th, 2015: At Little Tokyo . . . CLAUDE SMITH and WAKANA KIMURA . . Starts Nov. 1st - 29th, 2015 . . . JOYCE KOHL and PETER ZALESKI. . . 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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OCTOBER 2015

 

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

 



LA Artcore Brewery Annex (Lincoln Heights)

 

 



 

October 01 - 29, 2015

MICHAEL FLECHTNER



October 02 - 29, 2015

KALOUST  GUEDEL
Excessivist  Initiative



Opening Reception:
Sunday, October 4, 2015 3-5PM
Conversation with the Artists: 4PM


PRESS RELEASE

L.A. Artcore is pleased to present Los Angeles artist Michael Flechtner, who has developed and refined a body of sculptures of neon light for over a decade. Within this timeframe, Flechtner has explored not only the technical possibilities of the medium, but also explored a visual lexicon of symbols in American popular culture. Considered a dying craft by the time Flechtner began his training in neon fabrication in 1985, the artist helped resurrect the medium by teaching its techniques while innovating new works. A multitude of socio-psychological themes belie much of the artist’s body of work, most incisively articulated through a personalized treatment of iconic images and objects. Using the medium of popular culture and its images meant for mass appeal, Flechtner subverts such benign readings in favor of delving many levels below into America’s subconscious. Having recently been commission by the U.S. Postal Service, Flechtner created an official United States stamp, was the recipient of a Getty Trust Fellowship, has exhibited widely in Southern California and has been extensively collected. The artist’s website is

www.flektro.com


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, October 4, 2015 1-3PM
Conversation with the Artist: 2PM


PRESS RELEASE

The Exhibition is comprised of artists, creating with a common theme based on the principal ideas of Excessivism. It reflects upon and examines this aspect of life through multiple visual art forms such as paintings, sculptures, and installations.

So Called "Excessivists" express themselves by reflecting and examining the excesses in capitalist systems. Given their diverse backgrounds and genres, these artists work independently and their visions conspicuously converge into a common theme – Excessivism.

Excessivist Initiative forges a communal direction to a phenomenon, which reflects society’s attitude towards material values. While millions of people across the globe go on living malnourished and at the edge of survival, these artists examine and reflect the excessively generous use of resources in contemporary circumstances.

There are twenty-one artists, whose works are presented in this exhibition: Brett Baker, Christophe Baudson, Andrew Dadson, Ian Davenport, Jonas Etter, Kaloust Guedel, Don Harger, Zhu Jinshi, Fabian Marcacio, Roxy Paine, Scott Richter, Samvel Saghatelian, Elizabeth Sheppell, Michael Toenges, Michael Villarreal, Danh Vō, Cullen Washington Jr., Brigid Watson, Leslie Wayne, Ai Weiwei and Zadik Zadikian. Many will be presented on screen due to logistics.

As defined in the Oxford Dictionaries, Capitalism is an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit…”. In the consumerist, social structure there is a mechanism that encourages constant expansion of limits to realize continual growth of profit. According to a doctrine known as Determinism "...all events including human actions and choices are fully determined by preceding events and states of affairs, and so that freedom of choice is illusory", as published in Collins Dictionary. And the society is imposed to function as a reliable producer of excess, the lubricant of the capitalist engine.

The Official Site of Excessivism


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

Gallery hours: 12-5 PM, Thursday - Sunday

Contact: Pranay Reddy




LA ARTCORE - UNION CENTER FOR THE ARTS  


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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

 

   

 

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KATHIE FOLEY-MEYER
AL LONGO

LORE ECKELBERRY

CONNIE DK LANE
WILLIAM LANE

MEI XIAN QIU
MIKE SAIJO
PATRICK QUINN

 

 

UPCOMING

 

CLAUDE  SMITH
WAKANA KIMURA

JOYCE  KOHL
PETER ZALESKI


 

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