Plastic Sunshine: Adrian Culverson, Kristin Frost, Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Mihyang Kim, Kelsey Kimmel, Clarke Latta Henry III, Mike McLain, Julie Orr, Christine Marie Salama, Conchi Sanford, and Yoony Takeuchi


Plastic SunshineExhibition Dates: July 5 to August 17, 2013
Preview: Saturday, July 13, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Performance: Takeshi Kanemura, Sunday, August 4, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Closing Reception:  Saturday, August 17, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

LGT! is pleased to present Plastic Sunshine, a group exhibition at Groundspace Project.  Join us for the closing reception August 17th from 6-9pm. For a taste, a soft opening will transpire on July 13th from 6-9pm and there will be a performance by Takeshi Kanemura on August 4th from 1-4pm.

Participating Artists include: Adrian Culverson, Kristin Frost, Jacqueline Bell Johnson,  Mihyang Kim, Kelsey Kimmel, Clarke Latta Henry III, Mike McLain, Julie Orr, Christine Marie Salama, Conchi Sanford, and Yoony Takeuchi.

LGT! is a Southern California Arts Organization pulling from the resources of its individual members to create exhibitions, collaborations, and alternative presentations of art in the LA Metro Area.  LGT! brings together work by the individual contributions of twelve contemporary artists who activate the space in the show Plastic Sunshine.

About the Artists:

Adrian Culverson splices sculpture and painting to create hyper-real and imagined worlds that bring to the foreground the psychological reasons and impulses behind consumer choices.

Jacqueline Bell Johnson’s sculptures are a record of her daily observances of both organic and architectural forms; their tension balanced by the use of craft processes.

Initially painting scenes from her memory, Kristin Frost then explores how those memories fade over time through the destruction and reassembling of those paintings into sculptural collages.

Performance artist Takeshi Kanemura combines eastern and western ideas into a single cohesive object through the use of paint and dance.

For Mihyang Kim, the precarious state of nature and the human environment impact work, which she considers to be records of her personal experience.

The digital and virtual worlds are the interest of artist Kelsey Kimmel, who makes installations and video projections that celebrate the glitch, errors that for her, function because of their imperfection; creating unpredictable tensions to initiate new perceptions of space and place.

Clarke Latta Henry III uses multiple images and/or objects as a means to pose questions, the work is an example of his own arbitrary logic, implicating a possibility of any number of experiences and perspectives.

Mike McLain uses color and texture in his paintings to create illusions that challenge our normal habits of observation.

Julie Orr explores the attraction/repulsion impulse by using disposable goods such as plastic containers and cosmetics to create images, sculptural paintings, and installations that embrace the excessive.

Christine Marie Salama uses the ancient medium of encaustic to create works of modern history exploring themes of a contemporary self amidst a traditional cultural past.

Conchi Sanford uses plastic and tape to create interactive pieces which displaces the viewer as they enter, allowing for a moment of tranquility and peace in her latest confrontation with ephemerality and subjective analysis of her own beginnings as an artist.

The fashion culture is inescapable in Los Angeles and Yoony Takeuchi captures it while using it as a visual platform for examining the fallacies of society.


Groundspace Project is an alternative exhibition space located in downtown Los Angeles.
Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 pm or for an appointment call (310) 614-3351.
1427 E. 4th St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90033.

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