Japanese Exchange Month: Mitsuri Kuroki / Kakuko Ishii

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© Courtesy of the Artist and LA Artcore Brewery Annex
© Courtesy of the Artist and LA Artcore Brewery Annex
Japanese Exchange Month: Mitsuri Kuroki / Kakuko Ishii

650 A South Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031
August 1st, 2013 - August 15th, 2013
Opening: August 18th, 2013 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

downtown/east la
Thu-Sun 12-4; by appointment on Wednesday
pop, sculpture, mixed-media





August 1-29th 2013

Reception – Sunday July 18th,

1–3pm – LA Artcore Brewery Annex



LA Artcore Brewery Annex

650A South Ave. 21

Los Angeles, CA 90031

Mitsuri Kuroki / Kakuko Ishii on View August 1 – 15, 2013

Exchange Exhibit on View August 17 - 29, 2013


LA Artcore is pleased to announce a month of exhibits that focus on an ongoing International Exchange program with Japan.  The month is divided into two exhibits, with a tandem-solo for Mitsuri Kuroki and Kakuko Ishii, August 1st through the 15th, and a group of visiting artists visiting from Kitakyushi, Japan from August 17th to the 29th.


Mitsuri Kuroki is a painter and sculptor who produces stimulating work which takes advantage of layering, transparency and texture to create subtle, detailed images which could as easily derive their complexity from nature as from an artist’s hand.  Kakuko Ishii is a sculptor who works with a range of materials, especially fiber, to induce color and the sense of volume in her work.  Both artists will have their own exhibit in early August, and then contribute representative pieces as they join other artists from their region for the exchange show.


LA Artcore's International Exchange Program is designed to bring Los Angeles artists into direct contact with the cultures that make up a part of the city, and in turn bring artists to Los Angeles in order to foster an exchange of ideas, perspectives, traditional techniques, and attitudes, developing a truly international Contemporary Art in which Los Angeles is a key city.


This year’s exchange sent 10 Los Angeles artists to display their work at the Fukuoka Art Museum in Fukuoka, Japan.  In response, LA Artcore will in receive and exhibit the artwork of eleven visiting artists from the area of Kitakyushu in Southern Japan.  In addition to Kuroki and Ishii, the following artists will be exhibiting:  Masayuki Isa (Japanese Painting), Katsuhiro Ito (Painting), Yasuko Iyanaga (Sculpture, Textile), Nobu Kano (Lithographic Printing), Kumiko Kuroda (Sculpture, Installation), Mariko Tamura (Sculpture), Kazuyoshi Morita (Painting), Hitomi Murai (Sculpture, Installation) and Rieko Yashiro (Sculpture, Textile).  Details and previews of their work may be found online here - - or visit


We are enriched in Los Angeles, being able to enjoy the advantages that having ties throughout the Pacific region permits. Join us as we draw attention towards the exchange of ideas and friendship between our artists and cultures.


Artist Reception:

Sunday, Aug. 18th, 2013

1pm – 3pm

Conversation with the artists: 2pm


LA Artcore Brewery Annex

650A S. Ave. 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031   

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



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