Los Angeles, CA- Morono Kiang Gallery presents Edifice Cache, curated by Shervin Shahbazi and featuring an evolving installation byMike Russek, Augustine Kofie, John Carr, Favianna Rodriguez and Yuri Shimojo.
Morono Kiang Gallery would like to invite you to Edifice Cache - week IV, with a reception with artist Yuri Shimojo, which will be held Saturday February 12, from 6 to 9 PM. This will be the final installment of Edifice Cache and showcase all 70 works that were created during the one month period of the show.
A Tokyo-born last-samurai-bohemian, Yuri Shimojo has been expressing her life through painting, journaling and dancing since her childhood. Yuri's works often depict the ethereal, serene, sensual , exquisite yet grotesque, ominous and even whimsical.Now hopping between her home base and studio in Brooklyn to her special tropical hideaway in Hawaii. In addition to her personal fine artwork, Yuri isdrawn to the world of indigenous cultures, which has led her studying universal shamanism as a practitioner, dancer and messenger. Examples of her work can be found on her website.
Yuri Shimojo is the final artist to be featured for Edifice Cache, who is preceeded by Augustine Kofie, John Carr, and Favianna Rodriguez, and featuring an evolving installation by Mike Russek. Yuri's works are based on the story "Two Wolves", a Cherokee fable, with the works not only accenting the end of Edifice Cache, but tying in all the previous works created for Edifice Cache into the show's concept.
The concept of Edifice Cache is based on the idea of Exquisite Corpse whereby a work of art is created through the collaboration of a group of artists who sequencially add their work to components of, in this case, a single installation. Mike Russek, an L.A. based artist and designer will provide the foundation of the exhibit in the form of an evolving installation. Over the course of four weeks, Augustine Kofie, John Carr, Favianna Rodriguez and Yuri Shimojo will each proceed to create their own works, which will be inlayed into Russek's original creation.
As the artists work on creating the installation "the Edifice", their processes will be recorded on timelapse video and will be on display as the memory component, "the Cache", of the exhibit. Sketches and pieces of the process from all involved will also be on display.
Starting on January 18, 2011 the public is invited to come and witness artists at work during gallery's regular business hours. At the end of each week on the corresponding Saturday there will be a reception for the finishing team and the following component will be in place for the next team.
Augustine Kofie is a skillful and well respected Los Angeles street artist. Kofie' One, as he became to be known, grew up in Los Angeles and has been very active in the West Los Angeles Graffiti scene since the mid 1990's. One can recognize his distinct styles in many of his murals scattered around Los Angeles. He has had his work shown all over the world. Examples of his work can be found at his website.
John Carr is a Los Angeles based artist working primarily with graphic images and printmaking. His themes center around promoting peace, higher consciousness and having a sense of humor in a world gone mad. He is the curator of a touring anti-war poster exhibition titled "Yo! What Happened to Peace?" and the creator of the "LA vs. WAR" exhibition.
Yuri Shimojo explores the planet from the heart of metropolis to the outposts all over the world being guided by her own intuition, hopping between her home base and studio in Brooklyn to her tropical “boonie” hideaway in Hawaii. These extreme opposites from jungle to urban life balances her creative & spiritual yin and yang always bringing new sources of inspiration.
A time-lapsed video of Edifice Cache being constructed can be found here.
Edifice Cache will be created from January 18 - February 19, 2011
Opening reception for each artist team will be held on:
Saturday Jan 22, 2011 6-9 pm - Augustine Kofie
Saturday Jan 29, 2011 6-9 pm - John Carr
Saturday Feb 5, 2011 6-9 pm - Favianna Rodriguez
Saturday Feb 12, 2011 6-9 pm - Yuri Shimojo
Morono Kiang Gallery is located at 218 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12-6 pm.