On October 12, 2013, Los Angeles Art Association will present four solo exhibits by Xi Hou, David Jang, Katherine Rohrbacher and Chie Yamayoshi at Gallery 825.
In the exhibit Landscapes of the Mind, painter Xi Hou explores the simple, yet dynamic movement of lines through a two dimensional plane. The absolute clarity of Hou's paintings reference hard edge abstraction, while appropriating a subtle relief surface - intimately demonstrating the artist's uncommon mastery of surface.
In his new body of work, High Capacities David Jang seeks to establish intimacy with consumer matter and then willfully proceeds to transform the material. The artist's thirst for novelty shifts the attention away from the product to the process and the consumer. Jang's primary tactic is to subvert, dissect, comprehend, and redirect property (and its use in mechanical reproduction) to verify its potentiality and truth (or uncover its lie). In this way, the invisible inner workings of things are made visible.
Katherine Rohrbacher's solo exhibit Preface introduces the viewer to a series of self-portrait oil paintings. The artist became richly inspired by characters from well-known children's storybooks and allowed herself the opportunity to play the different roles from these classics including; Imogene from "Imogene's Antlers", Tiger Lily from "Peter Pan", "Little Red Riding Hood" and Max from "Where the Wild Things Are". These self-portraits are true painted moments of the artists' self-honesty, portrayed by characters whose stories run parallel with the artist's personal story.
Ephemeral Eternity is Chie Yamayoshi's ambitious 8 channel video installation. In Japan, the cherry blossoms are the symbol of the transient nature of life, renowned for its vibrant yet ephemeral beauty. After Japan's tsunami and earthquake disaster in 2011, they also became a measure of hope for the resurrection of life. Yamayoshi's videos capture different places in Japan where the wind restlessly strips petals from cherry trees. They are filmed one year after the disaster and all falling petals are computer-generated, meticulously constructed fabrications.
Reception: Saturday, October 12, 6 to 9p (runs through November 8)
Where: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
For more information call 310.652.8272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Images by Xi Hou, David Jang, Katherine Rohrbacher and Chie Yamayoshi.
Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities, resources, services and exhibition venues for emerging Los Angeles artists of all media. LAAA began as a civic art institution in the 1920s, connecting elite art interests to Hollywood collectors, emerging after World War II as the center of Los Angeles modernism and finally becoming the city's nexus for emerging artists of all media. LAAA serves as a dynamic force for contemporary ideas, outreach, and community. Gallery 825 and Los Angeles Art Association are located in the heart of La Cienega Boulevard's Restaurant Row at 825 North La Cienega Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90069. Gallery hours are 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday or by appointment. Please call 310.652.8272 or visit www.laaa.org.
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