LOS ANGELES, CA. – The _Lo Collective, Abend Gallery, and the Artist Decoded podcast are proud to present _Lo_01_LA_2016, an exhibition that will bring you a wide-ranging look at different mediums, perspectives, and artistic approaches, and will create a dialogue between abstraction, figuration, performance, and installation art, opening on July 9th, This will not be a typical contemporary painting show, but rather a nexus of varied disciplines with similar philosophies—traditionalism colliding with futurism.
_Lo_01_LA_2016 will be the first installment of many. In a partnership with Abend Gallery and the Artist Decoded Podcast, and curated by _Lo artists Emilio Villalba, Justin Hopkins, and Daniel Segrove, the _Lo Collective will be bringing you some of the most compelling, young, and established artists from around the world to be shown in Los Angeles, California. Viewers will have the opportunity to see a diverse collection of artworks and artists focusing on contemporary figurative themes. The artists involved have been working in close collaboration, creating an emphasis on narrative between those involved as well as the work featured.
Participating Artists: Felipe Alonso, Casey Baugh, Mia Bergeron, Benjamin Björklund, Felicia Forte, Phil Hale, Justin Hopkins, Steve Kim, Matthew Saba, Daniel Segrove, Hannah Vandermolen, Emilio Villalba, Timothy P Wilson, and Yoshino
_Lo is an artist collective committed to bringing premiere contemporary artists together and using their unique perspectives to create one-of-a-kind exhibitions, with the primary purpose of nurturing a sense of community between artists and creating original, collaborative, multi-disciplinary artworks and experiences for those involved.
Abend Gallery was established in 1990 and is located in the City Park West neighborhood of Denver, Colorado at the corner of Colfax and York. The gallery offers an extensive collection of fine art from fresh, contemporary works to traditional, representational paintings by local, national, and internationally recognized professional artists.
Artist Decoded by Yoshino is a podcast / passion project started in 2015. It currently ranks in the top #3 in the "Visual Arts" category and in the top 50 in the "Arts" category on iTunes. This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists, dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. Artist Decoded intends to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.