Regular Gallery Hours: Thur – Sun, 1-6pm & by Appointment
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14th 6pm-10pm
Curated by artist Lauren Kasmer
Opening: Saturday, May 19, 2018 5-8 pm
Special Event: Saturday June 2, 2018, 3- 5 pm
Artist panel conversation with Shana Nys Dambrot includes exploring catalog text chosen by each artist
Featuring Work by: Terry Arena, Joaquín Boz, James Griffith, Bonita Helmer, Lauren Kasmer, Brad Miller, Jenene Nagy, Chris Oatey, Brian Rochefort, Tam Van Tran
And a catalog with essay by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot, designed by Patricia Moritz and published by Lauren Kasmer
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein
All of the artists included in CARBON are cognizant of their relationship to the chemical element of carbon, one of the most abundant substances in the universe and the basis of all known life. The decomposition of forms that were once alive reduces all matter to basic components. From these, new creation comes into existence. Carbon-related cycles participate in the energy produced by the sun and by the universe roiling beneath the earth’s surface. As Carl Sagan said, “The cosmos is also within us, we’re made of star stuff.” Each in their way address the importance of this framework to a more profound understanding of the nature of existence — some through materials and mediums, others through technique and subject, all with a heartily unique sense of the metaphorical potential of this concept.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 19th, 6pm-10pm
Eastern Projects is proud to present the first solo exhibition by Manuel López, “SO MUNDANE AND INCOMPLETE (some drawings & paintings)” May 19-June 29, 2018.
López’s work is informed by his immediate surroundings. Each drawing is a careful examination of elements found around his environment: an old decrepit home, a hill with houses, crooked telephone poles, bent palm trees, tall cypresses, a sitter caught in mid-thought, the stillness in a yet continually shifting landscape, and the fleeting appearance of an everyday object forever caught on paper. López relies on interest, observation, memories, materiality, touch, and presence, in order to reach and evoke a feeling of familiarity.
For the exhibition SO MUNDANE AND INCOMPLETE (some drawings & paintings), López gives us a series of landscape drawings developed on location, with attention to detail, a confident line, whimsical pattern, and flattening of space. Beautifully capturing views of East L.A., City Terrace, Boyle Heights, El Sereno, etc., López’s drawings breathe and expel energy and freshness. He portrays friends and loved ones in natural settings and takes figures of local Mexican-American pop culture, as images filtered thru his memory.
His still life works call forth objects from his childhood not only as simple, limited, flat, one dimensional objects but bearers of memories, beauty, design, and influence. On these sheets of paper, the viewer will experience the moments of isolation on top of a hillside spent contemplating roof tops, a friendly showdown between drawer and sitter, the quiet contemplation of a banal object, and López’s simple joy of placing a well put mark that carries a certain ‘un no se que’ on paper.
He draws from many spheres, a scope of which includes engaging, both high art and lowbrow, the sublime and mundane, American and Mexican, high craft and rasquachismo—ultimately digesting it all—what is regurgitated is something singular and uniquely his.
The Chinatown BID Board of Directors Meeting is held on the 4th Thursday of odd months.
- Public Comments
- Approval of Previous Minutes
- Chinatown Development/Projects Update
- New Business
- Chinatown Marketing/Events Update
- Chinatown Quality of Life Update
Any questions, or to request to be added to the Board Agenda, please submit a request prior to the meeting to email@example.com for consideration.
*Validated Parking in Far East Plaza parking garage below building.
Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.
For those interested, please rsvp online here.
New Work by Laura Steenberge
Southland Ensemble concludes it’s 2017/18 season with the premiere of a new work by LA-based composer Laura Steenberge:
Byzantine Rites is a new collection of pieces in which chant-inspired musical textures accompany actions performed with household objects. The title speaks in part to the borrowing of fragments of medieval Byzantine chants to form the musical materials, and in part to the use of Byzantine to refer to unnecessarily complicated procedures.
This concert is presented in conjunction with the Dog Star 14th annual festival of experimental music.
Chinatown After Dark happens on the First Thursdays at Far East Plaza. The monthly event features an opportunity for innovative chefs to test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. Chinatown’s regulars promote specials and other incentives. Each month’s event feature talented musical acts from vocalists to DJs to instrumentals. Good vibes under clear skies in the breezy Southern California evening, join us next time and see what’s new in the neighborhood!
Disability Rights California and Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living Present: Who Let the Dogs In? Service Dogs in Private Businesses and Public Spaces
Want to Know More about Rights and Responsibilities Involving Service Dogs in Private Businesses and Public Spaces?
Join us for an overview and panel discussion of service animal law.
You will learn:
1. The legal definition of a service animal
2. Legal rights associated with service dogs in private businesses and public spaces
Space is limited. Please RSVP to:
Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-536-9349
Please call 213-213-8115 if you need a reasonable accommodation or an interpreter. Interpreter requests must be made no later than Friday, June 8, 2018.
Held in conjunction with the 6/30 Chinatown Summer Nights Event 5pm-midnight.
Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 1 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.
For those interested, please rsvp online here.
Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)
“New Chinatown” Photo Booth (5pm-10pm)
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong
Fruit Carving by THAIS Inc.
Central Plaza Main Stage | KCRW DJ
5:00PM – 8:00PM TBA
8:00PM KCRW DJ Liza Richardson
10:00PM KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad
Craft & Vintage Market
Flea Market Girl
LA MENO INC.
Robot By Matt Q Spangler
Shelly & Co Jewelry
Sol De Cobre
Vintage Statement Pieces by NyLaurent
Hosts: Royce Burke, Lindsay Louie
6:30pm Demo by Chef Tian Tian Qiu (Hip Hot)
7:00pm Eating Contest
7:30pm Demo by Chef Lupe Liang (Hop Woo)
Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Tokyo Doggie Style
Roaming Magician – Minh Tran (8pm-10pm)
West Plaza (949 N Hill)
Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)
Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
East West Shop
Jada N Jon
Miss Ing Artist
Zero Waste Cart
Pop Up by Redemption Ribs 5pm-10PM (or until food runs out)
LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage 5pm-midnight
Curated by Kevin Bronson of Buzzbandla.com
5PM – SOFT STREAK
6PM – ENOLA FALL
7PM – THE TRACKS
8PM – HOLY WARS
9PM – BLACKTOP QUEEN
10PM – GOTHIC TROPIC
11PM – HAWK PERCIVAL AND FRIENDS