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Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Go East\ , a selection of work by four emerging artists represented by Mark Moore Ga llery of Culver City\, California. Go East—featuring Chad Person\, Feodor Voronov\, Kenichi Yokono\, and Yoram Wolberger—is the first install ment in a bicoastal exchange between the two galleries\, and will be on exh ibit during the New York editions of the 2012 Frieze and PULSE art fairs (M ay 3-7). In July 2012\, the “gallery swap” will be completed with Go We st at Mark Moore Gallery\, a presentation of work by Joshua Liner Gall ery artists David Ellis and Kris Kuksi in Los Angeles.

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Go East< /em> artist Chad Person explores today’s confluence of economic\, political \, and societal power structures by using a variety of media and forms\, in cluding installation\, sculpture\, drawing\, and performance. His lively cr itiques have featured large-scale inflatable balloons of corporate mascots and a performance in a survivalist-themed “apocalypse bunker.” At Joshua Li ner Gallery\, Person will present cut-paper on canvas works from his Taxcut series. These images of tanks\, armored vehicles\, and other military equi pment are created from actual U.S. currency\, pointing to the pervasive inf luence of financial interests in the execution of government power. Born in 1978\, Chad Person received an MFA from Univeristy of New Mexico and lives and works in Albuquerque. He has received solo exhibitions at Mark Moore G allery (2010) and Freight + Volume (2011) in New York\, and participated in Lucky #7\, the 2008 SITE Santa Fe biennial.

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The Los Angel es-based abstract painter Feodor Voronov finds beauty and formal intrigue i n drawing lines and repetitive mark-making\, which fan out in prismatic bur sts across his colorful canvases. Working in acrylic\, pen\, and spray pain t\, and often using the shapes of words as points of departure\, Voronov ri ffs and expands on their graphic possibilities\, creating complex interplay s of line\, pattern\, and color. These spirited works evoke an “image of th ought\,” drawing inspiration from philosophers Gilles Deleuze and John Rajc hman and their investigations of the role of repetition in cognition and cu lture. They also call to mind the early twentieth-century art of the Orphis m movement\, such as fellow Russian painter Sonia Delauney. Born in 1980 in St. Petersburg\, Feodor Voronov received an MFA from Claremont Graduate Un iversity (CGU) and lives and works in Los Angeles. In January 2012\, Mark M oore Gallery presented Word Paintings\, Voronov’s debut solo exhib iton\; the artist has also participated in group exhibitions\, including Forever Now curated by David Pagel at CGU (2010).

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Japanese a rtist Kenichi Yokono finds a captivating hybrid in old and new culture. Wor king in the time-honored craft of woodblock carving\, he creates pop-cultur al images that draw on contemporary comic books\, digital design\, and adve rtising graphics. Dots\, flowers\, line patterns\, and a cryptic selection of animals and objects make up his visual vocabulary\, all made coherent th rough a high-contrast\, two-tone palette (often red and white). This effect is the result of Yokono’s carved wood and applied enamel method\, in which he exhibits woodblock templates in lieu of printed works\, thus prioritizi ng the work of the artist’s hand. Born in 1972\, Kenichi Yokono lives and w orks in Kanazawa\, Japan. He has received solo exhibitions at Mark Moore Ga llery (2010) and Hilger Contemporary (2009) in Vienna\, and has participate d in numerous art fairs\, including Geisai in Tokyo and PULSE Miami.

\n< p>Lastly\, the San Francisco-based artist Yoram Wolberger plays with scale to emphasize attitudes about identity\, place\, and our sense of belonging. Working with molds and casting processes\, he creates works in plaster and bronze that have a familiar appearance yet exist in an exaggerated registe r. Toy figures and model parts become imposing presences\, confronting the viewer with cultural material that is too easily disregarded in its more co mmon miniature form. At Joshua Liner Gallery\, Wolberger will present P etting Zoo\, a selection of white\, plaster-cast animal forms that tak e on conventions and clichés of childhood. Born in 1963 in Tel Aviv\, Yoram Wolberger received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Solo exhib itions of his work have been mounted at Mark Moore Gallery (2004) and Cente r for Contemporary Art (2006) in Sacramento\, and he was included in the gr oup exhibition American Identities at Brooklyn Museum of Art (2009 ).

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