The opening reception of Jolene Lai’s ‘Beside You’ and Anthony Clarkson’s ‘Trail of Wandering Thoughts’ buzzed throughout the night as those in attendance enjoyed the details of the artists work. Jolene Lai’s installation was a first of it’s kind in our main room and Clarkson pushed her artist technique switching from acrylics to oils in his latest body of work. The exhibition is one view now until February 25th.
We kicked off the year with two stellar exhibitions. In the main room Stephanie Buer entranced those in attendance with her latest body of work ‘Uncommon Silence’. The urban abandoned landscapes and often ignored landmarks of Los Angeles were rendered in picturesque detail. Then in the project room So Youn Lee’s newest body of work for ‘Limpid’ dazzled in their whimsical neon pastel dreamlands and sticker glitter details.
Both exhibitions are on view now till January 28th.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7 from 6-9PM January 7 – January 28, 2017
Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room is Limpid, featuring new works by San Francisco-based artist So Youn Lee. Her works depict a pastel-colored world of innocence and whimsy and follow the surreal adventures of a serial character she’s named Mango and her entourage of fanciful, candy-tinted friends. Inspired by 90’s illustration and short animation films, Lee creates a crystalline universe of translucent textures and glassy surfaces. Her densely textured and stylized works are executed in a harmonious blend of oil and acrylics, varying from canvas to panels.
In this new body of work, Lee chases the visualization of nostalgia, creating pieces that invoke a sensory-based recall of childhood and its immersive experiential innocence. Known for her representations of an ambiguous, positivist, and captivating inner world, Lee creates delicately outlined figures pulled from effervescent fantasy. Light and playful, her world is a genderless, intergalactic, pristine, and suspended in a patterned space of bubbles, soft gelatin- like contours, and brilliant sparkling light.
Please join us on Saturday, January 7th to welcome in the new year and celebrate the opening of two new incredible bodies of work.
The opening reception of Fuco Ueda’s “Odd Eye” was a beautiful exhibition to close out the year, as our Small Works Holiday Group show was a visual celebration of some of the talented artists we worked with this year. With holiday parties, shopping, and end of year project(s) wrapping up we are grateful to those who chose to spend their Saturday night with us in Culver City. We are excited for 2017 and all the amazing work we will be able to share with our amazing supporters.
Make sure to come in and see Fuco Ueda’s work now until December 31st. Please note that pieces from the small works show will be available for pickup at the gallery on Friday, December 23rd. And lastly, we will be closed Saturday, December 24th to spend time with our families.
The doors to Audrey Kawasaki’s ‘Interlude’ and Stella Im Hultberg’s ‘Hollow Resonance’ opened at 5:00pm to let in the long line who was anxiously waiting to purchase new print releases from Audrey and Stella. The gallery was packed with Audrey and Stella fan’s admiring their stunning new body of work from 5:00pm till long past doors at 9:00pm.
Audrey Kawasaki’s exhibition sold out before doors with four exclusive drawings reserved for the opening night. The fours drawings went quickly and were picked up by 4 special collectors who were within the first 15 people to purchase prints. There are still a few pieces available from Stella Im Hultberg‘s beautiful show ‘Hollow Resonance’ inspired by dreams and her current relationship with her mother and motherhood. Make sure to check out our interview with Stella Im Hultberg for more background on her current work.
Both exhibitions are on view now until December 3, 2016.