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Exhibition Detail
Ernest Lacy / Chiyomi Taneike Longo
120 Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

February 1st, 2013 - February 28th, 2013
February 3rd, 2013 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
downtown/east la
Wed-Sun 12-5
mixed-media, landscape, surrealism, abstract, figurative, traditional



FEBRUARY 1 – 28TH, 2013

Reception – February 3rd, 3pm – 5pm

LA Artcore at Union Center for the Arts



LOS ANGELES, CA (December 26th, 2012) - LA Artcore is pleased to present a tandem-solo show with Los Angeles artists, Ernest Lacy & Chiyomi Taneike Longo

On view in Artcore's Little Tokyo space will be the works in painting and mixed-media by the two veteran Los Angeles artists whose principle inspiration is nature, though their works are conceived from wildly differentiating viewpoints; that which sets the stage upon basic foundations of Eastern and Western cultures as they have shaped each artist's aesthetic.

 Viewers happening upon this momentous happening will find revelation about the nature of two cultures - East and West - at odds in their materialization and manifestation toward life, yet enveloped in the shared concern about one's sole journey that one inevitably has to create. As Debra Koppman writes about Longo in a 2007 article, "The paintings mark the path of her exploration, and function in this way, as maps of the previously uncharted journey."

This journey, for both artists have required of their own development, an approach in which all aspects of life itself organize to become a single unifying force  from which all else stems. Where Lacy is concerned by the  gnashing echoes of the locations he paints, Longo begins her process unmasking layers between herself and her materials, charting out a location that only exists in the mind. From there she unveils numerous visual elements found within nature and the universe that coexist in harmonious pattern aided with fractious mark-making and erasure. To be bound by paradox is Longo's truth as it is conveyed with contrast to the unstable qualities of nature that are of her work's very core.

Meanwhile, Lacy is steadying his vision and painting readily upon the balances and rhythms found within the manmade construct, wherein his passion lay solely on a thirst in brisk search of elegant repetition of found forms, shimmering reflections of light slathered across buildings and complex structural interplays of vertical elements found on a pier. While Lacy hones in on the essence of his project through traversing the city, pier, garden or dining room and simplifying what he observes into harmonious and rhythmic interplays of light, Longo's journey is placed in the territory of dichotomy; an ever active balance between nature and the artist's own nature for which both are in a constant state of transformation.  


Artist Reception:

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

3pm – 5pm

Conversation with the artist: 4pm


LA Artcore at Union Center for the Arts

120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gallery hours: 12-5pm, Wed-Sun.



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