Kick-off opening with Augustine Kofie tonight from 6-9PM
Augustine Kofie will be the first featured artist for ‘Edifice Cache’, curated by Shervin Shahbazi and featuring an evolving installation by Mike Russek, Augustine Kofie, John Carr, Favianna Rodriguez and Yuri Shimojo.
The concept of ‘Edifice Cache’ is based on the idea of Exquisite Corpse whereby a work of art is created through the collaboration of a group of artists who sequencially add their work to components of, in this case, a single installation. Mike Russek, an L.A. based artist and designer will provide the foundation of the exhibit in the form of an evolving installation. Over the course of four weeks, Augustine Kofie, John Carr, Favianna Rodriguez and Yuri Shimojo will each proceed to create their own works, which will be inlayed into Russek’s original creation.
As the artists work on creating the installation “the Edifice”, their processes will be recorded on timelapse video and will be on display as the memory component, “the Cache”, of the exhibit. Sketches and pieces of the process from all involved will also be on display.
The public is invited to come and witness artists at work during the gallery’s regular business hours. At the end of each week on the corresponding Saturday there will be a reception for the finishing team and the following component will be in place for the next team.
Opening reception for each artist team will be held on:
Saturday Jan 22, 2011 6-9 pm – Augustine Kofie
Saturday Jan 29, 2011 6-9 pm – John Carr
Saturday Feb 5, 2011 6-9 pm – Favianna Rodriguez
Saturday Feb 12, 2011 6-9 pm – Yuri Shimojo
Morono Kiang Gallery
218 W. 3rd Street in the Bradbury Building in Downtown Los Angeles