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Exhibition Detail
PRINTMAKING
Curated by: Lydia Takeshita
120 Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


November 3rd, 2013 - November 28th, 2013
Opening: 
November 3rd, 2013 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
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L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS:

PRINT SHOW

ARTISTS: KAMOL TASSANACHALEE, SUNGHO CHOE, NGUYEN LY, JANET MACKAIG

 

November 3 – 28TH, 2013

Reception – Sunday Nov. 3rd

3pm – 5pm – Union Center

Conversation With The Artist Series: 4PM

LA Artcore at Union Center for the Arts

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (September, 2013) - L.A. Artcore is pleased to present an exhibit devoted to the art of printmaking. Since the advent of paper-making in China around 200 AD, printmaking has proliferated across the globe and continues to play a pivotal role in contemporary visual art practices today, where it employs a broad range of techniques and styles and is used in different capacities with different contemporary artists. Printmaking is increasingly integrated with other disciplines such as painting and sculpture as a primary means that informs the artist's concepts, such as in Nguyen Ly's practice, where it is used as a springboard to the artist's mixed-media installations and sculptures. Contrastingly, renowned Thai artist Kamol Tassananchalee uses printmaking as an alternate method to explore and expand upon his signature abstract language. Out of the artist's six playfully and skillfully-executed prints on view, the lone figure is depicted along with Tassananchalee's studio tools both emerging from one another and paving each other's way. Tassananchalee's prints capture a sense of joy and mystery in the art-making process. Printmaking as an economy of means evidences printmaking's role in the practice of painter, poet and mixed-media artist Janet Mackaig as it allows Ms. Mackaig to experiment with an idea. This approach allows the artist to test a potentially-workable idea for a larger and more important work. Curiously, the combination woodblock and monotype prints of Sungho Choe allow the artist to elaborate upon his mode of figuration and landscape towards abstraction, letting printmaking's immediate effects —pattern, mark-making and color-light relationships— take hold upon the representational image. This exhibition merely scratches the surface for what can be surely seen as diverse modes of printmaking's roles in artist's practices today. It attempts to provoke dialogue about the nature of medium as well as showcase those practitioners who carry it forward.

 

Artist Reception:

Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2013, 3pm – 5pm

Conversation With the Artists Series at 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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