LOVE SEX REVOLUTION
Thinh Nguyen and The Kellies
Performance night: Saturday, April 8, 6:00-9:00 pm

Groundspace Project is pleased to present a performance night featuring gender busting Long Long, Thinh Nguyen’s fabulous with a warm up performance by The Kellies!

Artist Statement:

Los Angeles – Groundspace Project presents a one night only concert performance event LOVE SEX REVOLUTION, featuring the provocative Long Long with opening act by The Kellies on April 8 from 6-9 PM.

An electric performance/musical duo The Kellie’s (Elyse Reardon-Jung and Ichiro Irie) will open for Long Long. Elyse and Ichiro transform themselves into twin-like personas in celebration of all things androgynous and gender fluid.

Long Long’s LOVE SEX REVOLUTION vocal performance contemporized traditional mantra chanting and Vietnamese musical-folk style into a radical line-up of empowering mantra-songs to rebel against the current political administration.

Long Long is Thinh Nguyen reclaimed superego from childhood memories growing up as a girl. Nguyen is known for his intense controversial contemporary art performances. More recently with Long Long heart wrenching vocal and throat singing performances, they are gaining critical attention from the music and art communities for the remarkable voice and politically charged lyrics.

Like the Grab Nasty poster and mantra-song is in response to the president’s comment “Nasty woman!” and “Grab them by the pussy!” Long Long embraces the comments as a form of empowerment. In the Grab Nasty mantra-song Long Long rebels, singing provocatively: “I am a nasty! You know you wanna make my pussy wet. Grab My Pussy!”

Groundspace Project is an artist-run alternative space located just east of the 4th Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles.
Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday, 1-6 pm.

1427 E. 4th St. #4
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Times Three! Damian Garcia, Veda B. Kaya and Terry Tripp
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, May 13, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 22 – May 13, 2017

Groundspace Project is pleased to present Times Three! Damian Garcia, Veda B. Kaya and Terry Tripp, three painters whose work ranges from pure meditation to total distraction – a sure reflection of the times. In this case, however, it’s all about painting!

Please join us on Saturday, April 22 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for the opening reception of Times Three!

Artists’ Statements:

Damian Garcia

Damian Garcia:
My work is a series of juxtaposed compositions influenced by organic patterns found in nature and linear structures representational of human engineering. Creating imaginative environments, I have taken the abstract patterns from the natural wood grain and linear elements to control the space within my canvas. Each ballpoint pen drawing is formed with multiple visual layers, allowing the audience to explore the image with child like curiosity during the time of interpretation.

Veda B. Kaya

Veda B. Kaya:
Interdependence and interconnectedness of life and an exploration of the balance between feminine and masculine are principal themes in my work.

I define a non-objective, geometric and aesthetic environment with transparent color and movement informed by a life long yoga practice. The detailed precision of line and hard-edge elements are integral parts of my creative process.

My paintings are my meditations for peace and transcendence.

Terry Tripp

Terry Tripp:
I’m a visual artist who works in painting, illustration, and photography. My most current work is in expressionist paintings where I work in mixed media on canvas. I create vibrantly colorful images of cartoony and disproportionate characters and scenes pulling from a 1980’s pop-culture palette inspired by my childhood, and I work the canvas with rough brush strokes as I freely transfer thoughts and images onto the canvas like a pencil in a personal sketchbook. Words, phrases, and sometimes even short poems are written, crossed out, and replaced in the paintings to create fractured narratives. Although my images may appear fun and playful, upon closer examination, they can reflect an uncanny underlying nature.

Groundspace Project is an artist-run alternative space located just east of the 4th Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles.
Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday, 1-6 pm.

1427 E. 4th St. #4
Los Angeles, CA 90033

LOVE SEX REVOLUTION
Thinh Nguyen and The Kellies
Performance night: Saturday, April 8, 6:00-9:00 pm

Groundspace Project is pleased to present a performance night featuring gender busting Long Long, Thinh Nguyen’s fabulous with a warm up performance by The Kellies!

Artist Statement:

Los Angeles – Groundspace Project presents a one night only concert performance event LOVE SEX REVOLUTION, featuring the provocative Long Long with opening act by The Kellies on April 8 from 6-9 PM.

An electric performance/musical duo The Kellie’s (Elyse Reardon-Jung and Ichiro Irie) will open for Long Long. Elyse and Ichiro transform themselves into twin-like personas in celebration of all things androgynous and gender fluid.

Long Long’s LOVE SEX REVOLUTION vocal performance contemporized traditional mantra chanting and Vietnamese musical-folk style into a radical line-up of empowering mantra-songs to rebel against the current political administration.

Long Long is Thinh Nguyen reclaimed superego from childhood memories growing up as a girl. Nguyen is known for his intense controversial contemporary art performances. More recently with Long Long heart wrenching vocal and throat singing performances, they are gaining critical attention from the music and art communities for the remarkable voice and politically charged lyrics.

Like the Grab Nasty poster and mantra-song is in response to the president’s comment “Nasty woman!” and “Grab them by the pussy!” Long Long embraces the comments as a form of empowerment. In the Grab Nasty mantra-song Long Long rebels, singing provocatively: “I am a nasty! You know you wanna make my pussy wet. Grab My Pussy!”

Groundspace Project is an artist-run alternative space located just east of the 4th Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles.
Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday, 1-6 pm.

1427 E. 4th St. #4
Los Angeles, CA 90033

 

Please join us for the closing reception for Alex Kritselis, Travelers of Glow and Sorrow on Saturday, March 25 from 4-6 pm.
The artist’s talk will start about 4:45 pm.

Groundspace Project is an artist-run alternative space located just east of the 4th Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles.
Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday, 1-6 pm.

1427 E. 4th St. #4
Los Angeles, CA 90033

 

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Alex Kritselis: Travelers of Glow and Sorrow
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 6-9 pm
Artist’s Talk and Closing Reception: Saturday, March 25, 4-6 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 25-March 25, 2017

Alex Kritselis is an artist whose practice I have admired for many years.  Creating art that is always a conjunction of awarenesses, Kritselis captures through his kaleidoscope lens perceptions of his experience and through those perceptions makes art.  No matter the medium, his artwork is always visually rich – but doesn’t necessarily yield to interpretation easily. It’s slow and primarily non-verbal, even as it flirts with semiotics.img_0118

The paintings in Travelers of Glow and Sorrow each represent a moment, each painting caught in a metamorphosis from the painter’s first act, articulating a subject matter, to his second act, obscuring his subject in veils of translucent, gravity ridden paint. The viewer’s participation is in the act of erasure itself, like that moment when the present transforms into the past, a memory soon shrouded in history and myth. These paintings are large scale and epic, almost cinematic in feel.
I am very happy to host Alex Kritselis’ second solo exhibition at Groundspace Project. The first, also a large scale installation, Imperial Eden/After the Dissent, was held in 2013.

Artists’ Statement:

It’s imperative to examine and understand the past, to remember where we came from and the journey we took to arrive where we are today. Through our work we find the passage that takes us to ourselves. From the beginning the eyes of the child see the world, ineffaceable experiences that form the imagination.

My current work continues the ongoing examination of human history’s indelible impact and influence on our modern psyche and physical environment.  In my work I juxtapose incorporeal fragments of thoughts, memories, and universally recognized symbols of civilization over time into dense, almost pixelated, configurations – In my current process I have moved toward fewer but more expansive panels through which to explore and question the same threads that continue to drive my work:  the chronicling of civilizations’ historic and current affairs, socioeconomic quagmires, conflicts, and the collective behavioral patterns they generate—ultimately, man’s ability to spawn narrative and create meaning from fragments.

Groundspace Project is an artist-run alternative space located just east of the 4th Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles.
Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday, 1-6 pm.

1427 E. 4th St. #4
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Saturday, February 11, 4-6 PM

Artist’s Talk and Closing Reception for Yoshie Sakai’s, KOKO’S LOVE!

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YOSHIE SAKAI, KOKO’S LOVE
Artist’s Talk and Closing Reception:
Saturday, February 11, 4-6 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 21-February 11, 2017Please join us for the artist’s talk and closing reception for Yoshie Sakai’s action packed video installation, KOKO’S LOVE! on Saturday, February 11, 4-6 pm.The adventures of Yukie, the protagonist of Sakai’s soap opera style video series, includes 7 videos; the long awaited Episode 2, a recap of Episode 1 and 5 related shorts are embedded in an immersive environment simulating Yuki’s life.You can also drop by Friday or Saturday, 1:00 to 6:00 pm through February 11.
Saturday, February 25, 6-9 PM

Opening Reception for Alex Kritselis: Travelers of Glow and Sorrow

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Alex Kritselis: Travelers of Glow and Sorrow
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 6-9 pm
Artist’s Talk and Closing Reception: Saturday, March 25, 4-6 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 25-March 25, 2017

Alex Kritselis is an artist whose practice I have admired for many years.  Creating art that is always a conjunction of awarenesses, Kritselis captures through his kaleidoscope lens perceptions of his experience and through those perceptions makes art.  No matter the medium, his artwork is always visually rich – but doesn’t necessarily yield to interpretation easily. It’s slow and primarily non-verbal, even as it flirts with semiotics.

The paintings in Travelers of Glow and Sorrow each represent a moment, each painting caught in a metamorphosis from the painter’s first act, articulating a subject matter, to his second act, obscuring his subject in veils of translucent, gravity ridden paint. The viewer’s participation is in the act of erasure itself, like that moment when the present transforms into the past, a memory soon shrouded in history and myth. These paintings are large scale and epic, almost cinematic in feel.

I am very happy to host Alex Kritselis’ second solo exhibition at Groundspace Project. The first, also a large scale installation, Imperial Eden/After the Dissent, was held in 2013.

Saturday, April 8, 6-9 pm
Thinh Nguyen: Love Sex Revolution AND The Kelly’s
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Saturday, April 8, 6-9 pm:

Thinh Nguyen: Love Sex Revolution AND The Kelly’s

PERFORMANCE NIGHT!

Thinh Nguyen’s current works examine non-binary identity where he reclaims his feminine superego (Long Long) from childhood memories growing up as a girl. For this performance, Nguyen will be Long Long singing mantra-songs he wrote in respond to the current sociopolitical climate. In part protest and empowerment, the songs are performed in various musical style from Pop to Vietnamese Folks for the duration of the opening to subvert and revolt against the unequal power structures within our political and cultural values.

Performance Schedule:
6:00 – 6:30 PM – Reception
6:30 – 7:00 PM – The Kelly’s Opens
7:00 – 8:30 PM – Long Long performs
8:30 – 9:00 PM – Closing
Groundspace Project is an artist-run alternative space located just east of the 4th Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles.
Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday, 1-6 pm.

1427 E. 4th St. #4
Los Angeles, CA 90033


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Alex Kritselis: Travelers of Glow and Sorrow
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 6-9 pm
Artist’s Talk and Closing Reception: Saturday, March 25, 4-6 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 25-March 25, 2017

Alex Kritselis is an artist whose practice I have admired for many years.  Creating art that is always a conjunction of awarenesses, Kritselis captures through his kaleidoscope lens perceptions of his experience and through those perceptions makes art.  No matter the medium, his artwork is always visually rich – but doesn’t necessarily yield to interpretation easily. It’s slow and primarily non-verbal, even as it flirts with semiotics.img_0118

The paintings in Travelers of Glow and Sorrow each represent a moment, each painting caught in a metamorphosis from the painter’s first act, articulating a subject matter, to his second act, obscuring his subject in veils of translucent, gravity ridden paint. The viewer’s participation is in the act of erasure itself, like that moment when the present transforms into the past, a memory soon shrouded in history and myth. These paintings are large scale and epic, almost cinematic in feel.
I am very happy to host Alex Kritselis’ second solo exhibition at Groundspace Project. The first, also a large scale installation, Imperial Eden/After the Dissent, was held in 2013.

Artists’ Statement:

It’s imperative to examine and understand the past, to remember where we came from and the journey we took to arrive where we are today. Through our work we find the passage that takes us to ourselves. From the beginning the eyes of the child see the world, ineffaceable experiences that form the imagination.

My current work continues the ongoing examination of human history’s indelible impact and influence on our modern psyche and physical environment.  In my work I juxtapose incorporeal fragments of thoughts, memories, and universally recognized symbols of civilization over time into dense, almost pixelated, configurations – In my current process I have moved toward fewer but more expansive panels through which to explore and question the same threads that continue to drive my work:  the chronicling of civilizations’ historic and current affairs, socioeconomic quagmires, conflicts, and the collective behavioral patterns they generate—ultimately, man’s ability to spawn narrative and create meaning from fragments.

Groundspace Project is an artist-run alternative space located just east of the 4th Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles.
Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday, 1-6 pm.

1427 E. 4th St. #4
Los Angeles, CA 90033