Friday, December 6, 2013

Nguyen Thanh Truc’s Residency Kamikaze Exhibit

In his previous works, Truc’s primary concern was exploring the relationship between space and atmosphere with the changing effects of light. Incorporating materials such as mosquito netting, string and paper, the artist created calm, poetically resonating paintings. Truc’s recent monochromatic series marks a departure from these earlier mixed media canvases. His latest paintings are commanding in their reduced, ordered and precise constructions. The heavily built-up paintings on canvas and board have a enormous density that is disproportionate to their size.

“Painting is a sequence of experience. I usually work on many paintings at once. I try to simplify as far as possible the colors, figures, and lines in my paintings.”

The work of Nguyen Thanh Truc is often an amalgam of methodical and logical development balanced with elements of free expression. This creative process reflected in the conflict and harmonies present in Truc’s work. It can be read as contradictions between human development and the natural erasure of this development.
(Text from Nguyen Thanh Truc’s profile on Galerie Quynh website)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Carl Berg July 31

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sayon Syprasoeuth July 30

Sayon Syprasoeuth: Demi-God (Conversation with the devil)

Opening Reception: Tuesday 7-9pm, July 30, 2013 (one-night-only show)

PØST is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Sayon Syprasoeuth. This will be his first one-person exhibition since 2008.

In his latest work, Syprasoeuth takes us back to the early stage of the Khmer Rouge take-over of Cambodia, and asks the question: The KR genocide killed so many people such as doctors, teachers, lawyers, musicians and visual artists -- anyone who knew or represented the previous social structure. How then is it that the Cambodian king and
his family survived?

In his new work (created in 2012-13) he gets us to see the dilemma and tough choices one has to make while being pressure by outside forces, as well as internal, spiritual and subconscious voices inside us to make the smartest one – sometimes a difficult decision that save oneself.

1904 E 7th Place LA CA 90021

Monday, July 29, 2013

Allen Tombello July 29

I'm So Tired

a dance performance by Allen Tombello and K.M. Krantz

Predicting that culture ends with not a bang but with a waltz . The dance performance "I'm So Tired!" features music by the same name sung by Madeline Kahn in the film "Blazing Saddles," costumes by Allen Tombello with Allen Tombello and K.M. Krantz performing.

Excerpt (with waltz tempo)-

"The oceans are rising
And culture is dying
The author is ... Dead
I'm going to bed."

Performances start at 8 & 8:30pm sharp

Sunday, July 28, 2013