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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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NOVEMBER 2015

 

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

 



LA Artcore Brewery Annex (Lincoln Heights)

 

 



 

November 01 - 29, 2015

Wakana Kimura &
Claude Smith




November 01 - 29, 2015

Joyce Kohl & 
Peter Zaleski



Opening Reception:
Sunday, November 1, 2015 3-5PM
Conversation with the Artists: 4PM


PRESS RELEASE

L.A. Artcore is pleased to present Wakana Kimura and Claude Smith’s tandem-solo show who both enact their creative processes through the vehicle of mark-making. This exhibit highlights mark-making as a thread that stems out of some of the earliest and most primary of human impulses, and the mark’s passage into today’s broader art-making context, where it is mediated through different tools and methodologies.

Claude Smith’s photographic works in his body of work, In The Flesh Of Trees, have found the artist on the streets of Downtown L.A. for the past five years, photographing the varied degrees to which its trees have absorbed its street life. From his early works, informed by his studies in handwriting analysis, Smith presented gridded groupings of these scrawled-upon trunks as character sketches to the types of handwriting that typically appear on these sites. Smith’s latest development has the artist combining these images with digital tools to form larger, abstracted and singular structures whose vertical format and graphic quality engage totemic aesthetics.

In this light of mark-making proving to be a crucial link connecting the past, present and future, Wakana Kimura’s instinctive works on paper employ a vast array of drawing techniques to produce layered visual structures, where the interactions of color, line, shape, weight and density of media are modulated to produce an overall structure of forms and patterns held in cosmic suspension. Having reduced her scale, Kimura’s project A Thirty-Day Practice summons the ritual of the art-making process as it is practiced daily resulting in thirty works that will be presented.

Contact: Pranay Reddy





Opening Reception:
Sunday, November 1, 2015 1-3PM
Conversation with the Artist: 2PM


PRESS RELEASE

L.A. Artcore is pleased to present a tandem-solo show with Southern-California sculptor Joyce Kohl and painter Peter Zaleski. Through this curatorial pairing, this exhibition offers a host of tangible visual encounters between the artist’s aesthetic investigations and their propensity in articulating concepts related to the passage of time. Inspired by California’s coasts, Zaleski’s oil and mixed-media paintings and monotypes engage built and natural environments with a theme of balance, conceiving a visual system through which the gaze of the viewer circulates between the mapped and traveled. Zaleski’s formal distillation of rectilinear and gestural elements heightens viewer’s awareness of simultaneously organized space and spontaneous gestural movement. Artist Joyce Kohl’s techniques of combining adobe with rugged found objects–typically rusted steel­–engage with the aesthetics of ruins and the formalism of mid-1950’s Post-Abstractionists. Kohl’s agglomerations of earth and found objects are imbued with power and tactility through stark juxtapositions of forms and raw materiality. The artist’s recent works subsequently involve techniques of printing onto wet clay. The rhythmic patterns that are simultaneously sculpted and printed are informed by the varied forms of indigenous art and culture, ancient and modern that convey a direct connection to Earth.

 
Contact: Pranay Reddy




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