Sunday, July 13th, 2014 3-5PM
Conversation with the Artists: 4PM
L.A. Artcore is pleased to announce a special exhibit of Yoella Razili and Scott Gordon, both of whom will exhibit their individual and collaborative works. The beginnings of their collaborations trace back to Sylmar, a town just Northeast of Northridge, California in 1994, when they were brought together for a group show called "Intimate Images", by Julie Sim Edwards at Century Gallery. When Gordon relocated to Texas they began a series of collaborative drawings and collages on paper that eventually extended to mixed-media. The complimentary forces of the hard-edged and sculptural constructions of Razili's art—both a paean to her native Israel's natural and manmade features as well as a vehicle of material exploration—and the spontaneous collaged approach of Gordon have sustained over two decades of works that capture the unique character to each artist's approach. When asked about their sensibilities Gordon adds, "I think Yoella has a great affinity for materials and their tactile surfaces; to me they seem to be always ruptured or wounded. As such, her sensibility is more rough-hewn than mine which I admire. My work has always tended to emphasize two-dimensionality and thus leans towards more illusionistic tendencies. My aesthetic could probably be considered more decorative. I think surface for me is implied where as for Yoella it's actual. Perhaps it's that juxtaposition that gives the collaborations their dynamic."
What surprisingly springs in these vital works are creative intensities that fluctuate between both artists as they seek to remove obstacles and allow their responses to become unfiltered and progressive. Working in this manner, Gordon comments, "I think that learning to let go of the results has been a valuable gift I've received from this shared project - being willing to take more risks and let go of authorship in my own work. I also think that this type of relationship involved a form of intimacy and trust that helped remind me that I'm not alone."
Sunday, July 13th, 2014 1-3PM
Conversation with the Artist: 2PM
LA Artcore presents a three person exhibit called "Perception" that combines painting with sculpture and installation, to create a variety of textures for visitors to appreciate. They all have in common practices that are imaginative and substantial.
Karen Hansen creates atmospheric abstract paintings that verge on the boundary between landscape and color field. Transported from misty natural settings, to cloudscapes, to purely ethereal images, they all invoke a softness of color. Paintings of this kind transcend many intellectual concepts of what art should be, in the presence of the colors worked by hand, feeling comes forward as the appropriate way to interface. The calm yet stimulating images are certain to be refreshing to see in person.
Steve Hilton is a ceramics professor and works with both earthen materials and earthy color-scapes. Whether using clay in recognizable forms, in balls or teacups, or in naturalistic forms, he uses ceramics not as standalone objects but as molecules to create larger organisms. Expanding across floors and walls, the earthen objects become components of an created experience, that quickly begins to defy the concept of the art object with their collective presence.
Siguru Hiraide is a masterful sculptor with metal, creating engineered and sophisticated works that move, shudder, light up and interact. His recent series relates to the Japanese working spirit, recently relating to the stout way the average person dealt with the situation in Fukushima, which he seeks to honor by creating artwork that reflects these attitudes. Open for Business is a series of somewhat autonomic objects that with careful machining and assembly shine with the concept of carrying on.
later in July...
July 20 - August 15
(Reception August 3rd)
KATHY YOUN SOOK KIM