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Peter Chan - Simple Things Reception at GR2

In what has to be one of the larger showings of support at GR2, Peter Chan's inaugural solo exhibition, Simple Things shined brightly this past Saturday. His parents came from Taiwan and plenty of friends, artists, students, and co-workers came though and enjoyed the evening. I'd like to thank all of you as a Peter's friend and show host.  The works in Simple Things span the gallery and if you don't know him, see @pixelpchan on Instagram. The wors is an incredible n person as you see online. His color choices and interpretations are unique and we're happy to host him. See more photos of the opening at flickr.com

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GR2: Simple Things - Solo Exhibition Peter Chan

Aug 19 - Sept 6th 2017 Reception Sat - August 19th 6:30-10pm  2062 Sawtelle Blvd - Los Angeles, CA 90025 - 424.247.7626 Simple Things - Solo Exhibition by Peter Chan From Giantrobot.com here's an interview with Peter Chan "Peter Chan works in the animation industry as a concept artist and is a neighbor to the shop and gallery. He’s often seen walking his dog Henry wearing a hoody. His recent body of works captures his plein air art in a style that’s his own. The brush strokes are tedious and at the same time appear blocky. The colors are pastel and light, but capture sensitive moments."  To read the interview click here

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Class of 97: Asian American New Wave Panel at AAIFF

Evidently the Class of 97 Panel: The Asian American New Wave panel happened because of an article penned by Peter X Feng called "The State of Asian American Cinema." It was published in Cineaste Magazine CINEASTE, 24(4), 1999, pp. 20-24). It's not readable online unfortunately, but it was republished in the catalog for this film festival (AAIFF 2017). I hardly remember the article today, but I'd like to give Feng a much belated thanks for writing it and being a big part of why this panel happened. Wherever you may be, I wish you were there with us on Saturday. Thanks to John Woo as well who’s been part of the fest for a while and who was instrumental in bringing us together. The talk...

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Sunsets Plays in New York, Calder Shows in NY, and I Love Banana Magazine

Alexander Calder shows at the Whitney Museum and the exhibition demonstrates the eye for design and an original creative spirit. Mobiles and Stabiles may be too close together in this space, but we did get to see an art handler move the pieces. We carefully got close to the third piece that was nudged hence I shot the above photo unobstructed by people. I asked if Calder made notes to tell folks how and where to move the pieces and he said Calder did leave some notes but the Calder Foundation gave him some tips. That's Eugenia Yuan on the left.  I like how the security guards fit this piece nicely. I'll guess someone thought of that before but it...

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New York WTC and GRNY

I haven't been to NY in a while and now I know what I look like while holding my camera and standing in a subway. Thanks for Stickymonger for the photo and taking me to the 69th floor of the WTC Building 4 which is still incomplete. The empty floors which will house Spotify in the near future is currently artist studios and exhibits. I visited the WTC in 1986 and went to the observation deck. I was a high school junior! Yesterday was the first time going back. It's obviously completely changed and thriving it it's new way.  The WTC area is shaping up into being another city center. What was once a sterile Wall Street area is now...

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