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CAFEMODE + BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY present
ARTIST RECEPTION AUGUST 31, 2014 7-10PM
[AUGUST 31 – OCTOBER 5, 2014]
NO ROOM FOR SQUARES
11301 Olympic Blvd. #124, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

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Cafemode proudly presents “No Room For Squares” group show of Jazz inspired art.
Douglas Alvarez
Michael Arata
Nadege Monchera Baer
Terri Berman
Heyward Bracey
Anita Bunn
Stella Chong
Helen Chung
Doug Eisenstark
James Faulkner
Simone Gad
Tomoyuki Iwanami
Michelle Lai
Christine Lee
Misato Nagare
Le Poel
Norton Wisdom

and more… (if you know what i mean 🙂

with a live set by the amazing
Goh Nakamura!

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CAFEMODE + BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY present
in collaboration with SIDE SHOW BOOKS

ARTIST RECEPTION JUNE 8, 2014 6-9PM
[JUNE 8 – JULY 27, 2014]
BAND OF OUTSIDERS
11301 Olympic Blvd. #124, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

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Cafemode proudly presents “Band Of Outsider” group show of art inspired by the French New Wave

The community curating project continues with Side Show Books (Sawtelle North ),a hidden gemshed of rarieties and curiosities with popular fetishes of cherry pickings from the classic film eras, in particular, owner Tony Jacobs has a leaning interest towards the French New Wave. Alongside the posters, photos and books selected by Tony the following artists’s work will be featured:

Nadege Monchera Baer
Helen Chung
David De Boer
Shigenori Ebata
Doug Eisenstark
James Faulkner
Aaron Giesel
Kraig Grady
Rocco Harris
Doug Harvey
Tomoyuki Iwanami
George Joaquim
Le Poel
Josh Madson
Lara Meintjes
John Mills
Yuki Miyazaki
Esmeralda Montes
Misato Nagare
Eric Nakamura
Shinichi Ono
Mike Ott
Mika Soma
Kenneth Wong
Jeni Yang
and more…

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CAFEMODE + BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY present
SUNDAY RECEPTION DECEMBER 22, 2013 6-10PM
[DECEMBER 22, 2013 – JANUARY 12, 2014]
_ _ ORNAM_NTS 3
11301 Olympic Blvd. #124, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

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_ _ ORNAM_NTS 3 is a group show of artists’ non-traditional ornaments.

All ornaments will be available for purchase cash-and-carry. Prices range from $10 to $100.

Please inquire – 310-866-8816 or info@cafemode.com

 

Featuring:

DOUGLAS ALVAREZ | MICHAEL ARATA | BRIDGET BATCH | RACHEL BAUTISTA | TERRI BERMAN

GUL CAGIN | SEAN CHAO | LEAH CHUN | JANA COOKSEY | KEVIN COOLEY | JAW COOPER

DAVID DE BOER | LUDMIL DIMITROV | SHIGENORI EBATA | AYA NIIBO EDAMOTO

DOUGLAS EISENSTARK | AARON GIESEL | ASKA IRIE | JUN ISHIKURA | JON MEASURES

YUKI MIYAZAKI | MISATO NAGARE | ERIC NAKAMURA | BRIAN OLSON | TOMOKO OMATA

SHINICHI ONO | CINDY RINNE | DANIEL ROLNIK | GAY SUMMER SADOW RICK |NINA SAVILL

JULIA SCHWARTZ |CAITI SLEGR  | MIKA SOMA | ANGELA SONG | HSINGII TSENG

MARINA VALENTINA | JEYA JENI YANG and more…

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flyer image  by Sean Chao

CAFEMODE + BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY present
ARTIST RECEPTION NOVEMBER 17, 2013 7-10PM
[NOVEMBER 17 – DECEMBER 17, 2013]
AARON BROWN “Kingdom Plantae”
11301 Olympic Blvd. #124, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Cafemode proudly presents “Kingdom Plantae” solo show by AARON BROWN

“Kingdom Plantae” is a collection of hortisculptures and other-worldlyscape paintings by Los Angeles artist Aaron Brown who is also known as the giddy country-blues lovin’ general manager at Giant Robot. These leafy trolls set their feet on a path of uncanny eco-sci-fi explorations.

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ARTRA Curatorial presents
SATURDAY RECEPTION OCTOBER 26, 2013 6-10PM
[OCTOBER 26, 2013 one night only]
MAS ATTACK 2  [Mutual Appreciation Society]

Torrance Art Museum  3320 Civic Center Dr  Torrance, CA 90503

ARTRA Curatorial presents
MAS ATTACK 2
[Mutual Appreciation Society]

@ TORRANCE ART MUSEUM
3320 Civic Center Dr  Torrance, CA 90503

Saturday, October 26th, 2013
6-10pm

Free and open to the public

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A one-night-only evening of appreciation for painter’s painters – to facilitate networking and friendships, to introduce painting lovers to new works and gallerists to new talent, like a giant ‘studio visit’

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Shiva Aliabadi | Tania Jazz Alvarez | Shagha Ariannia | Christine Morla Armstrong | Josh Atlas | Daniel Axe | Nadege Monchera Baer | Claire Baker | Edith Beaucage | Lili Bernard | Andrea Bersaglieri  | Philippa Blair | Rochelle Botello | Ashley Bravin | Andrea Breiling | Tony Brown | Anita Bunn | Gavin Bunner | Sky Burchard | Nicole Capps  | Matthew Carter | Cole Case | Miri Chais | Srijon Chowdhury | Helen Chung | Colin Cook | Alex Couwenberg | Katy Cowan | Cherie Benner Davis | Kenturah Davis | David Michael De Boer | Veronica Duarte | Tom Dunn  | Clifford Eberly | Alec Egan | Cathy Ellis | Crystal Erlendson | Kristine Faragher | Sarajo Frieden | Kristin Frost | Simone Gad | Aaron Giesel | Paul Gillis | Eben Goff | Ed Gomez | Julia Haft-Candell | Jenny Hager | Teale Hatheway | Karma Henry | Elana Melissa Hill | Darren Hostetter | Carmine Iannoccone | Bryan Ida | Ichiro Irie | Ben Jackel | Brian Thomas Jones | Kohl King | John Koller | Elana Kundell | Olga Lah | Bonnie Lane | Connie Lane | Marion Lane | Ian Larson | Alexander Lemke | Susan Lizotte | Dana Maiden | Barry Markowitz | William May | Danielle McCullough | Jon Measures  | Kathleen Melían | Christopher Mercier | Christina Mesiti | Robert Moya | Argishti Musakhanyan | Hagop Najarian  | Mark Nelson | Hung Viet Nguyen | Travis Novak | David O’Brien | John O’Brien | Devon Oder  | Amy Oliver | Julie Orr | Lisa Oxley | Peter Park | Bob Pece | Adrian de la Pena | Cleon Peterson | Mike Pierzynski | Jason Ramos | Courtney Reid | Chris Reynolds | Ana Rodriguez | Julia Schwartz | Cory Sewelson | Becca Shewmake | Chris Silva | Emily Silver  | Mahara Sinclaire | David Spanbock | Curtis Stage | Gina Stepaniuk | Allison Stewart | Rachel Stiff | Theodore Svenningsen | Lisa Tchakmakian | Juan Thorpe | Ian Trout | Paul Urban | Mike Vegas | Feodor Voronov | Curtis Weaver | Dana Weiser | Cathy Weiss | Marisa Williamson | Tessie Whitmore | Steven Wolkoff | Essi Zimm

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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

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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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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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