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L.A. To L.A. - Latin-Americans of Los Angeles
Curated by: Lydia Takeshita
120 Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


May 1st - May 30th
Opening: 
May 4th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
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L.A. ARTCORE PRESENTS

A GROUP EXHIBIT: L.A. OF L.A.

ARTISTS; JAIME SABATTE, GUADULESA RIVERA, RAOUL DE LA SOTA, YANDO RIOS, MIGUEL ANGEL MURILLO, LORE ECKELBERRY

 

MAY 1-30TH, 2014

Reception – Sunday May. 4th

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Union Center

Conversation With The Artist Series: 4 p.m.

L.A. Artcore at Union Center for the Arts

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 15th, 2014)L.A. Artcore is pleased to announce Latin Americans of Los Angeles, a special group exhibit that envisions a complex portrait of Latin American artists living and working in L.A. L.A. OF L.A. presents a single vantage into the breadth of perspectives of its six selected participants whose creative tendencies provide an arena of passionate engagement as they express and relate their inner worlds with the issues and subject matter that most impact from the outside. Such an endeavor is prone to be  the progenitor of new forms that are squeezed from this tension, such as in Jaime Sabatte's sculptures whose humble materials such as kitchen utensils and scrap electronics are transformed into the context of an ethereal, LED-illuminated universe of exotic critters, battery-powered mobile vehicles, music-boxes, figurines and other forms which are cast under Sabatte's delicate direction. Questions of identity abound viscerally through an in-depth exploration of materials and craftsmanship in the mixed-media works of Miguel Angel Murillo whose images are rendered in three-dimensions by combining carving and painting. In Guadulesa Rivera's mixed-media paintings, an exploration of identity and memory are channeled through the artist's fascination with investigating colors, shapes and overall balanced compositions whose positive affirmations seek to capture fullness and totality of the heart. When hung together, Lore Eckelberry's mixed-media portraits communicate vitality drawn from everyday life and a celebration of the people that make up the artist's social fabric. Eckelberry digitally manipulates photographs taken of her subjects to draw additional inspiration and ideas through the process of editing and deciding how to convey her subject. Eckelberry's altered photographs represent her subjects in a new space of imagination and reinvention. Folklore, ancient history, a graphic sensibility and a visionary spirit  shape the narrative language of the drawings, paintings and prints of Peruvian-American artist Yando Rios, while a sense of the visionary pervades the paintings of Raoul De La Sota who uses the landscape to channel surrealistic imagery. Both painters are indebted to the aesthetics of murals in their works.  

 

Each artist's distinct approach is reflective of an increasingly culturally-melded world where myriad creative influences, localities, technologies and dialogue extend and overlap. Part of the vitality of this project is in the artist's selected works that reveal a group who openly explore frontiers of contemporary culture in their art. 

 

Artist Reception:

Sunday May 4th, 2014, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Conversation With the Artist Series at 4 p.m.

 

L.A. Artcore at Union Center for the Arts

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

Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m., Wed-Sun.

 

ABOUT L.A. ARTCORE

L.A. Artcore helps develop the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, bringing innovative contemporary art to the public, and provides educational programs by professional artists for people of all ages. For more information visit www.laartcore.org

 


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