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BOLIVAR CAFE /GALLERY + CAFEMODE present
SATURDAY RECEPTION MAY 3, 2014 » 8-10PM
[MAY 3 – JUNE 14, 2014]
YI GAO “Utopia”
1741 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90405

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Bolivar Cafe / Gallery + Cafemode proudly present

“Utopia” solo show by YI GAO

Born in 1987 in the city of Nanjing, China, Yi moved to the U.S.A. in 2007. She received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2012. 

With a background in oriental painting, Yi has developed a love for traditional materials, handmade paper and raw pigments as media, exploring possibilities of combining new synthetics.

Her narrative playgrounds incorporate curious characters and landscapes transcending time and space. In this recent work, she portrays the sense of immediacy through poetic means within the subconscious mind. Yi’s paintings veil an impression of serenity enveloping a facade of unbridled emotional absurdity.

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FILM MOIRE
an improvideologue

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木村由/KIMURA YU dance
小林豊美/KOBAYASHI TOYOMI flute
MARCOS FERNANDES percussion, phonography
KIO GRIFFITH visuals

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Taisei Bldg. 2F, 3-61 Aioi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama
横浜市中区相生町3-61 泰生ビル2階 • 045-664-9009
http://sakuraworks.org/
18:30 open / 19:00 start • ¥2000 (w/drink)
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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Sakura Works website

Gallery Lara Tokyo + Roppongi 605 Gallery present
ARTISTS RECEPTION APRIL 19, 2014 noon-3AM (all night event)

[APRIL 10 – APRIL 19, 2014]

WHITEHOUSE | REDROOM
intermedia installations by
Kio Griffith + Satoshi Saegusa

7-5-11-#605 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
東京都港区六本木7-5-11,カサグランデミワ605  |  03-3403-8670

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Gallery Lara Tokyo + Roppongi 605 Gallery present

WHITEHOUSE | REDROOM

intermedia installations
by Kio Griffith + Satoshi Saegusa

ARTISTS RECEPTION:
APRIL 19, 2014 from noon to 3am (all night event in conjunction with Roppongi Art Night)

EXHIBIT RUNS: APRIL 10 – APRIL 19, 2014

FREE ADMISSION

ROPPONGI 605
7-5-11Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0032. Casa Grande Miwa 6th Floor
Wednesday through Saturday noon to 7pm
and by appointment

〒106-0032
東京都港区六本木 7-5-11
カサグランデ・ミワ6階 605
水曜日から土曜日、12:00-19:00

http://gallerylara.com/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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gallery hours : Monday to Saturday (月〜土)
12:00〜19:00 or by appointment.
tel 03-3403-8670

Gallery Lara Tokyo website

ARTRA Curatorial + Campbell Works present
Multiple Reception Schedule – see below
PROJECT LALO

Gallery exchange between Los Angeles + London

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Artra Curatorial [USA] + Campbell Works [UK] present:

Project LALO 
Openings:
■London, UK » March 5-8, 2014
■Los Angeles, US » April 3-5, 2014

Project LALO is an international exchange between dynamic emerging contemporary art spaces in London and Los Angeles. ARTRA Curatorial has partnered with Campbell Works, in London, to bring this 10 venue event to both cities – March in London and April in Los Angeles.

London UK
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TRANSITION GALLERY
CAMPBELL WORKS
THE INSTITUTE OF JAMAIS VU
studio 1:1
PROJECT NUMBER

Los Angeles, US
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JAUS
WEEKEND
SHORT HOUSE at OTIS
MONTE VISTA PROJECTS
AUTONOMIE

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Artists make art, and galleries exhibit art, but what of the Artist-run-space? Spanning two cities and a large body of water, Project LALO explores the worlds of 10 artist run spaces in London and Los Angeles.

By pairing galleries and creating the opportunity to exchange both their artists and their spaces, Project LALO will present five exhibitions in London (March 20104) and five exhibitions in Los Angeles (April 2014) showcasing a deep cross section of current practice from the two cities.

Each space will present a curated exhibition comprising both visiting artists and their ‘local’ or represented artists, with an emphasis to include work by those who run the spaces.
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LONDON

Wednesday, March 5th, [6-9pm]
studio 1:1 • “P/N/16.”
March 5 > March 23

Thursday, March 6th, [6-9pm]
Transition Gallery • “Head Grammar”
March 6 > March 30

Friday, March 7th, [8-11pm]
Campbell Works • “To Klingon Or Not To Klingon: Artists From Los Angeles, London and Other Parts of the Universe”
March 7 > March 26
and
Project Number
[6-9pm]

Saturday, March 8th, (6-10pm)
Institute of Jamais Vu and Black Dogs • “Tip The Wink”
March 8 > March 23

LOS ANGELES

Thursday, April 3rd, (7-10pm)
Short House @ OTIS 
Project LALO presents Short House (Los Angeles) in exchange with The Institute of Jamais Vu and The Black Dogs (London)
March 30 > April 5

Friday, April 4th,
Monte Vista Projects (6-9pm)
and
WEEKEND (7-10pm)
“Stowaway”
April 4 > April 27

Saturday, April 5th
JAUS (6.30-9.30pm)
“Land Skipe”
and
Autonomie (5-8pm)
“Mind The Gap”
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Torrance Art Museum presents
SATURDAY RECEPTION JANUARY 18, 2014 6-9PM
[JANUARY 18, 2014 – MARCH 8, 2014]
REVERB
Torrance Art Museum  3320 Civic Center Dr  Torrance, CA 90503

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REVERB! – music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art

curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman

Artists:

Tyler Adams, Steven Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam D. Miller, Dave Muller, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton and Matt Stokes

Read Peter Frank’s Essay written for REVERB *Here*

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Torrance Art Museum website

BOLIVAR CAFE /GALLERY + CAFEMODE present
SATURDAY RECEPTION OCTOBER 5, 2013 8-10PM
[SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 25, 2013]
PHIL KIM “innuendo”
1741 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90405

PHIL KIM "innuendo"

Bolivar Cafe / Gallery + Cafemode proudly present “Innuendo” solo show by PHIL KIM

“My practice explores the fluctuating metafiction of paint – self-referencing itself as a material object in conflict with the nature of creating an image that invokes and recalls preconceived notions of palpable objects, brain stimuli or even images from our own mental database. I question the metaphysical aspect of what a painting is – the illusion that the painted object or subject is real, but if one starts to reason, it is just pigment on canvas, and just actors playing a scene.

The constant consumption of pixelated images, the vicarious living through a movie by creating a fiction that is in constant flux, a reality between the sensorial, corporeal and the intangible. The girl in the poster is just pigment on paper. The pair of legs spreading on the screen is just pixelated desire. Movies are not real. Nothing is but a fiction. My practice is to question the conflicting constant reminder of a self-awareness within the manifolds of a split mind living in an overwhelming image-making culture.

The paintings on canvas remind me of gem clusters containing traces left behind from a slithering paint. The thick protuberances of hues intertwine like sweaty manifestations trying to escape from one another while living in islands of perpetual diffuseness of trompe l’oeil fiction. The painted representation of the figures are as real as the pixelated pictures from the Internet. Touch me. Feel me. I am not just a face. I am materialized viscosity. I am a tangible pixelation of a reality screaming out to be preserved further than the confines of our memory, swimming in the overloading digital stream of disseminated images. My body is made of pixels and cells constantly trapped in its sticky web and never forgotten. I am just pigment. Then I become thick and blurred. You could hold me if you want and caress the slickness of my paint. Or you can digitally pickle me. Slide your fingers over the glass and voyeur my physical absence.”

Philip Kim

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Phil Kim website

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CAFEMODE + BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY present
ARTIST RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 7-10PM
[SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 30, 2013]
DOUGLAS ALVAREZ “Coffee, Tea or Meat”
11301 Olympic Blvd. #124, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Cafemode proudly present “Coffee, Tea or Meat” solo show by DOUGLAS ALVAREZ

“Coffee, Tea or Meat” is a collection of new sculptural paint works by Los Angeles artist Douglas Alvarez. Growing up in Los Angeles through the humor of popular iconography, Alvarez addresses the beauty of urban food choices and the role it plays in its cultural environment. Alvarez technique evokes a timeless nostalgia and complexity of emotion in the simplest of elements and spaces.

Douglas’ use of buzzwords in their simplicity, describe his elements with a humor and dichotomy, allowing the viewer to come to their own conclusions about their association. The current media of Douglas’ practice is the inclusion of assemblage, utilizing palette knifed three-dimensional models to build layers to his array of textures and colors, laying the landscape for a taster’s choice. The exhibit will also include a series of food photography documented by the artist.

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