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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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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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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/

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gallery hours : Monday to Saturday (月〜土)
12:00〜19:00 or by appointment.
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Gallery Lara Tokyo website

CAFEMODE + BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY present
ARTIST RECEPTION MARCH 30 6-9PM
[MARCH 30 – MAY 11, 2014]
ERIC NAKAMURA “B-Shots”
11301 Olympic Blvd. #124, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Cafemode proudly presents “B-Shots” solo show by ERIC NAKAMURA

Before Giant Robot, Eric Nakamura worked as a photojournalist capturing the music scene of the late 80s / early 90s covering famous acts and other influential bands that stayed under the radar. This is the first survey of pre digital photography that Eric has dug out from his archive. Each image will be accompanied by an introductory text about the band. A limited edition zine will be available for purchase throughout the show.
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BOLIVAR CAFE /GALLERY + CAFEMODE present
in association with GALLERY LARA TOKYO
SATURDAY RECEPTION FEBRUARY 22, 2014 » 8-10PM
[FEBRUARY 22 – APRIL 5, 2014]
NOBUKI MIZUMOTO “Mizumo Daily”
1741 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90405

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Bolivar Cafe / Gallery + Cafemode proudly present in association with Gallery Lara Tokyo
“Mizumo Daily” solo show by NOBUKI MIZUMOTO

Nobuki Mizumoto’s pencil drawings are a journal of memoryscapes captured from everyday matters
that pass unnoticed yet hold value for self reflection. The seemingly photorealistic finish of Nobuki’s work is actually a rendering process reaching for the pure abstract. In his realization, the process is similar to constructing a haiku in which a scene is translated within the palette of 17 characters of text. This fine tuned code can then trigger memory projections in its attempt to recreate the experience.

Nobuki Mizumoto is a recent graduate of Tokyo Zokei Unversity and is represented by Gallery Lara Tokyo. Nobuki and gallerist Yuko Wakaume will be here in person at the opening reception.

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Gallery Lara Tokyo website

ARTRA Curatorial presents
SATURDAY RECEPTION FEBRUARY 8, 2014 5-11PM
[FEBRUARY 8, 2014 one night only]
MAS [Ltd Ed] >> SFO  [Mutual Appreciation Society]

Studio 17  3265 17th Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110

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ARTRA Curatorial takes MAS ATTACK on the road – Los Angeles and San Francisco artists, 30 of each, join forces for a one-night-only event. See more at www.artrala.org. Free. Fun. All invited to join the party from 5-11pm. Anybody in LA want to join the convoy up there for a fun weekend let me know.

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From LA:
Shiva Aliabadi, Kireilyn Barber, Nick Brown, Daniela Campins, Miri Chais, Emily Counts, Lisa DeSmidt, Mark Dutcher, Clifford Eberly, Helen Garber, Rema Ghuloum, Paul Gillis, Kio Griffith, Michelle Carla Handel, Elana Melissa Hill, Ben Jackel, William Kaminski, Bessie Kunath, Claudia Morales McCain, Chris Mercier, Lisa Oxley, Calvin Phelps, Max Presneill, Jason Ramos, Rachel Stiff, Chris Trueman, Mike Vegas, Tessie Whitmore, Steven Wolkoff.

From SF:
Elisabeth Ajtay, Marisa Aragona, Josh Barone, Carissa Potter Carlson, Ann Diener, Robert Donald, Larry Gipe, John Graham, David Marc Grant, Casey Gray, Scott Greenwalt, Jennie Lennick, Leora Lutz, Whitney Lynn, Andrew McClintock, Andréanne Michon, Robert Minervini, Nicky Nargesian, Mitsu Okubo, Thomas Ortiz, Michelle Ramin, Jovi Schnell, Tamra Seal, Jenny Sharaf, Sarah Tell, Mark Van Proyen, Ingrid V. Wells, Katherine Westerhout, Michal W. Wisniowski, Sandy Yagi

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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