Artist’s Talk and Closing Reception for Yoshie Sakai’s, KOKO’S LOVE!
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.
Opening Reception for Alex Kritselis: Travelers of Glow and Sorrow
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.
Thinh Nguyen: Love Sex Revolution AND The Kelly’s
Saturday, April 8, 6-9 pm:
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.
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