LA ARTCORE PRESENTS
Aug 16th-Sept. 6th, 2015
Reception – Sunday August 23rd
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Union Center
Conversation With The Artist Series: 4 p.m.
L.A. Artcore at Union Center for the Arts
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 24TH, 2015) LA Artcore is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring Al Longo and Kathie Foley-Meyer whose distinct approaches in medium and content combine to produce an exhibit of visual contrasts that root into the nature of experience. The multimedia installation of Los Angeles-based artist and concept designer Kathie Foley-Meyer centers around photographs and video she shot of ordinary African-American citizens participants in Los Angeles' annual Martin Luther King Parade on the commencement of President Barack Obama's election in 2008 and his reelection in 2012. Foley-Meyer's project explores the conditions of representation of African-Americans in North-American culture often from a local perspective.
As many artists can attest to, much of an artist's immediate and surrounding environment is consciously and unconsciously channeled into their art. As observed by Al Longo, the artist's perspective shifted both culturally and geographically upon leaving New York to join the Navy in the mid-1950's. Ending up in rural Northern California with his wife, Longo's process involves the contemplation of nature as the source element in its translation from oil paint.
Sunday August 23rd, 2015, 3–5 p.m.
Conversation With The Artist Series at 4 p.m.
LA Artcore at Union Center for the Arts
120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m., Wed-Sun.
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L.A. Artcore promotes the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, bringing innovative contemporary art to the public, and provides educational programs by professional artists for people of all ages. For more information visit www.laartcore.org