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APRIL 2015: At Little Tokyo. . BABAK EMANUEL. . . APR 8 - 30. . . At the Brewery Annex ANN GOODING / KOOJAH KIM / SIMON RAHIMIAN / PARVIZ YASHAR and BREWERY ARTWALK. . . APR 9 - 30. . . 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.
APRIL 2015

LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts (Little Tokyo)


LA Artcore Brewery Annex
(Lincoln Heights)



April 8 - 30

BABAK EMANUEL

April 9 - 30

ANN GOODING
KOOJAH KIM
SIMON RAHIMIAN
PARVIZ YASHAR



Opening Reception:
Sunday, April 12, 2015 3-5PM
Conversation with the Artists: 4PM


PRESS RELEASE

LA Artcore is pleased to present a solo exhibit entitled Abeyance by Los Angeles artist Babak Emanuel. 

Emanuel’s paintings in this exhibit are comprised of a number of works in progress that are tightly-woven echoes of past bodies of work. As is consistent with Emanuel's exploration of concepts through material investigation and technical development, the overarching theme of the show illuminates and analyzes this communication whose sources and origins lie in human forms and sublimated visions. 

In the main gallery, large-scale painting on canvas depicting these energies that are formally and conceptually indebted to decayed carcasses, to brutality and the oblivion. They are cathedrals to nature’s indifference and also to the illusion that is human rationality. 

The exhibition continues the theme of Abeyance, a state of temporary inactivity, with a second series of large works on paper. They are created with gestures and mark-making, juxtaposed with shapes and impressions of the human form which allow a visual interaction and conversation. 

A smaller series of works on paper in mixed-media presented in succession finds Emanuel using the painterly characteristics of intaglio and accidental marks, to explore and change our perceptions and objective aberration of what we collectively see as human form. They are narratives of their metamorphosis which can be read throughout the surface of each work. 

A group of works on board with silhouettes of natural shapes with uninterrupted movements is presented in a grid to allow the viewer to submit their own interactions and behavior to connect to the work. The exhibition Abeyance reveals a powerful and sophisticated experience provoking interactions between the work and the viewer.


(Pranay Reddy)



APRIL 8 - 30, 2015
Reception – Sunday April 12, 3-5PM
Conversation With The Artist at 4 PM




 



Opening Reception:
Sunday, April 12, 2015 1-3PM
Conversation with the Artist: 2PM


PRESS RELEASE

LA Artcore presents a group show reflecting the polished painting techniques of four very distinct artists. The combination of these four artists promises something sure to satisfy anyone interested in Abstract painting. 

Ann Gooding creates fascinating carved paintings using layers of paint to create texture, depth and eye stimulating movement, at times incorporating hard edge color fields to expand the composition. Energetic, time consuming paintings that involve as much time in technical process and construction as they do consideration for the presentation of color.

Koojah Kim produces a steady output of abstract compositions that have something of a sculptural element, with found materials merging into the surface, continually redefining herself as she negotiates groups and series in new ways. Behind her pure abstractions are philosophic interests that merge nature, sense of self in society, and visual harmony into a balanced studio delivery.

Simon Rahimian is an abstract painter known for sincere, generous use of pure color in his easel paintings. Each painting contains both a lively element and a subdued, mature handling of shade, brightness and gesture dominate the compositions. He has also built an historic collection of photography, starting in the 1970s in Tehran, Iran, carrying memories of the country’s pre-revolutionary days.

Parviz Yashar also has his background in Tehran, and works at a range of disciplines. His ceramics are elegant and minimal, reflecting his profession in Industrial Design. His paintings are exciting explorations of the human form, abstracted and interlaced. Their musical, vibrant quality suggests a positive view towards human community working at the heart of the artist’s brush.

(Robert Seitz)



APRIL 9 - 30, 2015
Reception - Sunday April 12, 1-3PM
Conversation With the Artists at 2 PM





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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Los Angeles, CA 90031
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