Art Salon, Natural Plasticity featuring Jana Cruder and Matthew LaPenta
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Art Salon, Natural Plasticity featuring Jana Cruder and Matthew LaPenta

A lecture on Natural Plasticity by artists Jana Cruder and Matthew LaPenta. Natural Plasticity was the first in a series of large-scale public sculptural installations by the W.A.V.E.S project (WORLD ART VISION for ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY) on the impact of disposable plastic and consumer behavior towards our natural environment with replicas of disposable plastic trash, mainly water bottles and beverage cups, tossed into our urban and park settings to visually articulate and stimulate conversation and thought around the impact consumable trash creates on our landscape. The project started at Pershing Square, moved throughout the City of Los Angeles, and eventually made its way to the ocean mirroring the pathway that many discarded plastics travel.

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TEXT Opening Reception
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

TEXT Opening Reception

PYO Gallery LA is pleased to present TEXT, a group exhibition featuring artists Gary Ward, Jana Cruder, and Morgan Sorne. Text explores the methods in which words can enable artists to interact with, play with, communicate with, and challenge their audiences. These three artists use literature as both medium and subject to engage viewers in a more personal relationship.

Gary Ward is a Los Angeles based artist whose work embodies elements of painting, drawing, and poetry. His paintings are witty, playful, sharply cynical, embracing of mistakes and flaws, and uninhibited, with an element of urgency and naivete. His influences come from a wide range of sources: print media, advertising, film, graffiti, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Del Close, and Kamasi Washington. The final pieces represent a visceral synthesis of word and image designed to provoke.

Jana Cruder is a Los Angeles based artist who designs environments which challenge viewers to participate directly, intimately, with the artist herself. Her work questions our relationship with technology its ability to manifest emotional influence. In her 2016 interactive installation piece entitled The Way of the Modem Man, Cruder invited audience members to enter an isolated chamber with only their phones and text her in the nude. Cruder says, “I feel with the clothing removed, it levels the playing field and shows us we’re all human”.

Morgan Sorne is a Los Angeles based artist, musician, actor, and filmmaker. Through nuanced vocal layering and frenetic scrawled pictographs, Sorne investigates the breakdown of language both sonically and visually throughout a series of site-specific installations in downtown Los Angeles, California. Using a vocal range of four octaves and his own invented language Sorne explores the constructs of communication as a primal emotive experience with the people, landscape and environment of the dramatic ever-evolving city center.

Prescott McCarthy is a Utah born Los Angeles transplant. McCarthy's work spans many mediums while always keeping a narrative of nostalgia revolving around archetypal objects, spaces, and stories.  In the upcoming exhibition, 'TEXT' he will be adding, and subtracting from writing to create a saga of a thousand bits and pieces. McCarthy intends for the viewer to experience as though they were looking thru memories with poor analog cellular reception.

The exhibition will run from June 25th, 2016 to August 6th, 2016. An opening reception will be held at PYO Gallery LA on Saturday, June 25th, from 6pm to 9pm.

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TEXT Exhibition
Jun
25
to Aug 6

TEXT Exhibition

PYO Gallery LA is pleased to present TEXT, a group exhibition featuring artists Gary Ward, Jana Cruder, and Morgan Sorne. Text explores the methods in which words can enable artists to interact with, play with, communicate with, and challenge their audiences. These three artists use literature as both medium and subject to engage viewers in a more personal relationship.

Gary Ward is a Los Angeles based artist whose work embodies elements of painting, drawing, and poetry. His paintings are witty, playful, sharply cynical, embracing of mistakes and flaws, and uninhibited, with an element of urgency and naivete. His influences come from a wide range of sources: print media, advertising, film, graffiti, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Del Close, and Kamasi Washington. The final pieces represent a visceral synthesis of word and image designed to provoke.

Jana Cruder is a Los Angeles based artist who designs environments which challenge viewers to participate directly, intimately, with the artist herself. Her work questions our relationship with technology its ability to manifest emotional influence. In her 2016 interactive installation piece entitled The Way of the Modem Man, Cruder invited audience members to enter an isolated chamber with only their phones and text her in the nude. Cruder says, “I feel with the clothing removed, it levels the playing field and shows us we’re all human”.

Morgan Sorne is a Los Angeles based artist, musician, actor, and filmmaker. Through nuanced vocal layering and frenetic scrawled pictographs, Sorne investigates the breakdown of language both sonically and visually throughout a series of site-specific installations in downtown Los Angeles, California. Using a vocal range of four octaves and his own invented language Sorne explores the constructs of communication as a primal emotive experience with the people, landscape and environment of the dramatic ever-evolving city center.

Prescott McCarthy is a Utah born Los Angeles transplant. McCarthy's work spans many mediums while always keeping a narrative of nostalgia revolving around archetypal objects, spaces, and stories.  In the upcoming exhibition, 'TEXT' he will be adding, and subtracting from writing to create a saga of a thousand bits and pieces. McCarthy intends for the viewer to experience as though they were looking thru memories with poor analog cellular reception.

The exhibition will run from June 25th, 2016 to August 6th, 2016. An opening reception will be held at PYO Gallery LA on Saturday, June 25th, from 6pm to 9pm.

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Morgan Sorne Performance, "Conversation with the people in the lanscapes"
Jun
19
to Jul 1

Morgan Sorne Performance, "Conversation with the people in the lanscapes"

Morgan Sorne Performance Art locations "Conversation with the people in the landscapes"

**Preview - 7pm Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 2nd Street Tunnel

1. Corner of 7th and San Pedro - Skid Row

12 noon Tuesday, June 28

2. 2nd Street Tunnel

7pm Sunday, June 26th

3. Alley of Pico Blvd between S Flower St and S Hope St

5pm Friday, July 1

 

Morgan Sorne is a Los Angeles based artist, musician, actor, and filmmaker. Through nuanced vocal layering and frenetic scrawled pictographs, Sorne investigates the breakdown of language both sonically and visually throughout a series of site-specific installations in downtown Los Angeles, California. Using a vocal range of four octaves and his own invented language Sorne explores the constructs of communication as a primal emotive experience with the people, landscape and environment of the dramatic ever-evolving city center.

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Mysterious Origins: Artist Talk + Wine Tasting
Mar
30
6:30 PM18:30

Mysterious Origins: Artist Talk + Wine Tasting

PYO Gallery LA, Do Art Foundation, and South Park BID are hosting an Artist Talk + Wine Tasting on March 30th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Please join us at the gallery to hear from moderator Roger Gastman and featured artists Kristofferson San Pablo and Vacancy Projects! 

Each month we will feature a selected topic that a celebrity moderator and artists will discuss. 

Specialty wine tasting and a social mixer to follow. To inspire, and stimulate conversations about the creative landscape. 

Limited availability for the first 50 people, so RSVP @ info@doartfoundation.org

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Coast to Coast / Park Seung Hoon x Susan Logoreci
Mar
10
to Apr 30

Coast to Coast / Park Seung Hoon x Susan Logoreci

PYO Gallery LA is pleased to present Coast to Coast, a two man show featuring artists Park Seung Hoon and Susan Logoreci. South Korean photographer Park and Los Angeles based Logoreci are two artists who work with similarly meticulous and painstaking methodologies to memorialize our country’s two largest cities: New York City and Los Angeles.

Park uses very traditional tools- a large format camera and 16mm film he cuts up- to take thousands and thousands of photographs in order to find the perfect combination to weave back together; dissecting and recreating each scene. Traces of his hand are left behind in the fingerprint smudges and slight misalignments, giving the piece a sensation of living, breathing life.

Logoreci works purely with colored pencil and paper; there are no rulers, projectors, or other aides. Her simple tools are in stark contrast to the staggering complexity and precision of her images. Her images are playful, bold, and graphic. The geometric patterns mimic a rhythm; sound bubbling up from the city. Park and Logoreci each play with form, distortion, minutia, scale, and a relationship between digital and analog.

These cities they depict are places most of us already have deep, profound memories of and connections to. Their expansive landscapes imagine and invoke the countless lives, fantasies, failures, hopes, memories, tragedies contained in these spaces. This body of work which spans the breadth of a country represents two artists have invested in incredibly time-consuming processes to tell sincere memories of places they love.

The exhibition will run from March 10th to April 9th, 2016. An opening reception will be held at PYO Gallery LA on Thursday, March 10th from 6pm to 9pm.

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LA Art Show 2016
Jan
28
to Jan 31

LA Art Show 2016

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PYO Gallery LA will be at the LA Art Show 2016 from January 28-31. PYO Gallery LA will be at Booth # 621/720. Featured artists will include: Artnom, Cha Young Seok, Choi Young Wook, Ha Jung Woo, Kim Tschang Yeul, Park Seung Hoon, and Woo Kuk Won. General show hours will be January 28-31, 11 am-7pm and January 31, 11am-5pm. Stop by the gallery for a $5 discount on general admission. Hope to see you there!

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A Historic Point of Interest and other Landmarks / James Gilbert
Jan
26
to Mar 5

A Historic Point of Interest and other Landmarks / James Gilbert

PYO Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist, James Gilbert. A Historic Point of Interest and other Landmarks features a large-scale site-specific work that will consume the gallery space, and a collection of small sculptures address current intentional destructive actions that destroy architecturally important and significant cultural heritage sites. Gilbert writes of his work – “Natural disasters and accidents are inevitable but it is human aggression where we experience the loss of art, architecture and historical sites that are neither designed nor intends to be destroyed. To deliberately eradicate identity is to eradicate art and objects of symbolic meaning. We have witnessed systematic destruction of heritage as an attempt to destroy cultural diversity through religious or ideological reasoning, political agenda, activism or cultural curation. The sledgehammer, bullet, bomb, water or earthquake perform the destruction - I wanted to reimagine an object that is simultaneously a symbol and protectant. When building barricades for fortification in front of and around culturally significant objects and architecture they then become the new identity and description for the object they are protecting. Through the use of common art making materials: canvas, marble and wood, they are reinterpreted as devices to defend, deter or lessen destruction but also form a new autonomous work to be visited, viewed and contemplated.”

Gilbert’s work involves the labor-intensive process of hand sewing and hand-dyeing hundreds of visually dense canvas objects that weigh upon or support fragile wood structures that remind us of relief carvings, elaborately designed doors, buttresses, architectural joints and bridges. The site-specific work will be built directly into the architecture of intentionally destroyed gallery walls while also spanning across the gallery. The smaller works will be more delicate architectural gestures utilizing wood, marble and thick layers of poured paint.

James Gilbert’s has been awarded international grants to produce work in the United States, Denmark and Columbia and residencies at Centraltrak: The University of Texas, Dallas and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha. His work has been exhibited museums, galleries and universities in The United States, China, South Korea, Colombia, Denmark and has been reviewed in such publications as ArtForum, Artillery, Hyperallergic and Sculpture Magazine.

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TEFAF Maastricht
Mar
13
to Mar 22

TEFAF Maastricht

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PYO Gallery LA will be in Maastricht, Netherlands to attend TEFAF Maastricht. TEFAF Maastricht (13-22 March 2015)  is universally regarded as the world’s leading art fair, setting the standard for excellence in the art market. The Fair truly is an event not to be missed by collectors and museum representatives. Presenting 275 of the world’s leading galleries from 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a continuously evolving showcase for the best works of art currently on the market. In addition to the traditional areas of Old Master Paintings and antique Works of Art, you can see and buy at TEFAF Maastricht a wide variety of Classical Modern and Contemporary Art, Photographs, as well as Jewelry, 20th Century Design and Works on Paper.

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Ha Jung-woo Exhibition
Feb
28
to Apr 18

Ha Jung-woo Exhibition

PYO Gallery LA is pleased to announce PAUSE, an exhibition of recent paintings by the celebrated actor, producer and visual artist, Ha Jung-woo. Opening reception will be on February 28th, 7-9pm and open to the public.

The films of Ha Jung-Woo are internationally acclaimed for the complex characters he portrays in the movies, but few know he is equally skilled as an artist. This exhibition will debut a series of paintings composed in Hawaii while he was working on an upcoming film. Ha’s artworks explore the emotional groundwork of the various personas he inhabits, serving as a method of study and of departure from the scripted situations that appear on screen. 

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LA Art Show 2015
Jan
14
to Jan 18

LA Art Show 2015

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PYO Gallery LA will be at the LA Art Show 2015 from January 14-18. PYO Gallery LA will be at Booth # 712/813. General show hours will be January 15-17, 11 am-7pm and January 18, 11am-5pm. Stop by the gallery for a $10 discount on general admission. Hope to see you there!

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Cha Young Seok Exhibiton
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Cha Young Seok Exhibiton

Los Angeles, CA: PYO Gallery LA presents Cha Young Seok l Confidential Custom, an inaugural exhibition featuring hand painted works that depict a range of trinkets, tchotchkes and bric-a-brac items. These collected objects which are gathered from other people’s stuff and personal means, illustrate a wide assortment of specimens: plants, pots, porcelains, matryoshka nesting dolls, insects, and vigilant owls. Through a cast of quirky characters Cha animates an intimate tale. Like an anthropologist, a curator, and a grandmother madly devoted to her spoon collection, his cabinets burst with treasures.

 The artist elaborates, “Objects jumbled roughly together: that is the landscape I've seen throughout my life. These images are stored and reorganized in my head, and then they are moved onto the paper where they seem harmonious, natural and calm.”

 Cha’s technical dedication to these curios is painstakingly apparent. Working in graphite he marks the surface with crosshatch gestures the size of hair follicles that collectively vibrate with energy.

To stimulate movement in the composition, Cha punctuates certain forms with gold, copper and black paint. Without the traditional horizon lines, Cha’s landscapes float and the various shapes appear anchored only by the orchestrated manner with which they celebrate the countless reasons for collecting: spiritual, health, decorative and nostalgia.

Cha Young Seok was born in 1976 and currently works and lives in Seoul, South Korea. Cha's work has been exhibited in numerous galleries as well as museums such as the Keumho Museum of Art, SOMA Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has received awards and grants for emerging artists from the Arts Council in South Korea.

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Tod Wizon Exhibition Opening
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tod Wizon Exhibition Opening

PYO GALLERY LA, is pleased to announce a retrospective exhibition of Brooklyn based artist Tod Wizon, featuring paintings and drawings from the late 1970’s through 2014. The exhibition dates are November 6 to December 6, 2014. An opening reception will be held on November 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

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