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NOVEMBER 2014: At Little Tokyo. . TOKO TOKUNAGA . . . At the Brewery Annex JAMES PATRICK FINNEGAN and PHILLIP VAUGHAN. . . LA Artcore has served Los Angeles for 35 years as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and relies entirely on gifts from the public - please support our mission and make a donation today.
NOVEMBER 2014

LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts (Little Tokyo)


LA Artcore Brewery Annex
(Lincoln Heights)



Nov 2 - 30

TOKO TOKUNAGA

 

Nov 2 - 30

JAMES PATRICK FINNEGAN
PHILLIP VAUGHAN



Opening Reception:
Sunday, November 2, 2014 3-5PM
Conversation with the Artists: 4PM


PRESS RELEASE

LA Artcore is pleased to present a solo exhibit By Tokyo-based artist Toko Tokunaga. This is a chance to see abstract works of a high order with almost no premeditation in her process. Tokunaga paints to the painting's end, yet, the painting's limits are only a fragment itself of a much larger arena of information that compels Tokunaga. With her refined technical knowledge, experience and training—at Paris' Ecole National Superiour de Beaux-Art—Tokunaga's paintings are structured in layers but admits that there is no rationale for how its elements come together and are guided only intuitively. The forms in Tokunaga's paintings exist in simultaneity, and are both felt and seen as inner sensations and visual phenomena in which they are suspended between concreteness and immateriality and then translated directly. Tokunaga's fluid process is no small feat as it is the vocation of most painters to regularly work through both technical and expressive problems, but this circumstance has little or no bearing to Tokunaga's artistic path, as she draws unequivocally from her inner life, forms that emanate between conception and recognition without forethought. Tokunaga's innate sensitivity and generative spirit underlie the perpetually innovative forms and combinations that continually accrete to the artist's extensive and versatile body of work. (Pranay Reddy)

 

 






 



Opening Reception:
Sunday, November 2, 2014 1-3PM
Conversation with the Artist: 2PM


PRESS RELEASE

In the November exhibit at the Brewery Annex, two artists will share a passion for working with a variety of materials and forms, from sculpture to drawing, as well as an invested interest in seeing a place for art in the public eye. Both artists are concerned about the separation between art and the people; at this time movies and digital media increasingly outweigh contemporary art in terms of public interest, and threaten to corner art into a territory belonging wholly to the elite.

James Patrick Finnegan creates involved, multi-dimensional pieces that combine objects and surfaces, shaping sculptural silhouettes as vehicles for drawings. At the center of his work is a disciplined concern for creating happy accidents, allowing his efforts to build organically from a single mark or object into highly complex forms. No two are ever alike, and diversity is his feat. Using art he strikes a balance, he spends his days building up raw components to achieve completed structures, and in his studio, scrambles the blueprints to reach for inspired, unplanned forms.

Philip Vaughan is an artist who produces works that lean heavily on the intersections of line. The work has a unified feeling through carefully controlled use of drawing, however his motivation is deeper, seeking patterns that describe visual interactions in nature. Looking for order and system in the natural world reveals as much invisibility as structure, and the artist reflects on the way much of universe is composed of an unseen fabric. Capturing reflections of these hidden entanglements through drawing allows him to describe dimensions that may not be observable by conventional means. (Robert Seitz)

 





LA ARTCORE - UNION CENTER FOR THE ARTS  


LA ARTCORE - BREWERY ANNEX  

Little Tokyo

120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-3274

Lincoln Heights

650 A South Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 276-9320


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Retrospective 1972 - 2014


 

 

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