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Re-Visions of LA with Alex Moore, Dai Toyofuku, and Tom Norris
January 9, 2011 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
January 09, 2011
1 – 4 pm
ASAP @ LACE
LACE is located in the heart of Hollywood, an ideal place to observe and contemplate the collision of Los Angeles — its intricate networks hum with activity as resources are transferred and spaces are reconstructed through use or development. ASAP’s 2011 Re-Visions of LA drawing workshops will build conversations around how our urban environments are constructed and what that means to our every day lives.
Each month a new group of artists will spend an afternoon at LACE providing free drawing classes. All levels and ages are welcome as we talk about Hollywood while drawing our surroundings.
All workshops are free, and all materials will be supplied.
Alex Moore grew up outside of London, before moving to the Seattle in 1997. She received her BA from Wesleyan University (2005) and her MFA from Claremont Graduate University (2010). Her sometimes disorienting paintings isolate passages of disembodied figures, elevating small gestures and minute details to a plane of autonomous importance. Specific yet anonymous, the pieces ask us to re-examine our ideas of intimacy and self-knowledge. Her most recent exhibition was at “GLAMFA 2010” at the CSULB galleries in Long Beach. More of her work can be found at alexcmoore.com.
Dai Toyofuku is a Los Angeles based artist interested in urban ecology and geographic biographies. He has a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. For the last decade he has worked as an animator and storyboard artist for studios such as Disney, Universal Studios, and Fox. Currently, his work is exploring ecological niches at the La Brea Tar Pits through drawings and sculptures, creating air-filtering gardens for office spaces to improve indoor air quality, and planting native plant species to encourage the growth of local wildlife communities.
Tom Norris is an artist living in Los Angeles.