Sunday, May 1, 2016 3-5PM
Conversation with the Artists: 4PM
L.A. Artcore is pleased to present a solo exhibit by Echo Lew. Lew’s “Light Drawings” use light, photography and physical movement to create energetic gestural abstractions. Lew’s pieces evoke elusive phenomena in nature such as masses of birds moving as one in the sky, invisible gravitational forces, waves, or electromagnetic pathways while equally emphasizing the artist’s hand gestures.
Lew’s art career of twenty-eight years finds the L.A. artist synthesizing the relationship between the body and mark-making through nontraditional means. Tracing back to some of Lew’s earliest drawings, the artist’s figure sketches similarly evince impulses toward gestural mark-making. While Lew has developed a dialogue between the interaction of light and time, Lew has kept the figure as a central subject and vehicle. Lew has also extended the premise of drawing onto the body, as an LED bulb-outfitted body suit that is worn before a camera’s open shutter as it records passages of Lew’s physical and expressive movement. It is through this performative space that Lew’s drawing practice finds its calling within the realm of dance. Lew has since expanded his project to include public performances which can be seen online. For more info, please see the links below.
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
Sunday, May 1, 2016 1-3PM
Conversation with the Artist: 2PM
Artcore is pleased to announce a three-artist group show that
extends the art-object as a vehicle of broader global concerns.
What emerges is a pattern of investigations on the nature of
perception, community, economics and culture in a world that is
increasingly technological, interconnected, and interdependent.
Drawing upon the internet-transformed nature of collective
participation, artist Syuta Mitomo’s project Meme,
proposes a collective painting in which the artist employs a
cylindrical apparatus with a canvas fastened down. As the piece
is spun, viewers hold their chosen drawing tool to its moving
surface. The buildup of a work of concentric circles created by
non-practicing artists positions the spectator on the same plane
as the artist, thus conceiving creation itself as a communal
act. The shifting places between virtual and physical reality is
a dialogue explored through sculpture and photography by
Tokyo-based artist Haruko Sasakawa. Sasakawa envisions
the robotic form as one that occupies the imagination and
proliferates in the private sector. Such real and imagined
realities are conflated through inflatable sculptures that take
on new meaning as characters, photographed in outdoor settings.
As climate change increasingly effects traditional modes of food
production, growing action to sustainable alternatives have
reshaped communities and thus given rise to the advent of local
economies. Within this context, Mike Saijo’s functioning
indoor garden installation envisions a fluid merging of the
artist’s aesthetic and social concerns.
L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex
650A S. Ave. 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Gallery hours: 12-5 PM, Thursday - Sunday
Contact: Pranay Reddy