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Dorian La Padura and Marvin Jordana
Until June 27, 2009

Dorian La Padura paints with color and light. By tying relationships of colors to one another and to various gray tones, he evokes specific feelings and emotions, as well as meditative states. These works were made over several years, and use landscape, floral, and abstract elements. Included in this show are several paintings and one site-specific wall mural.

Equilibirum: Rimi Yang and Martiros Adalian
Until June 30, 2009

International artist Rimi Yang portrays the Yin and Yang of life and its uncertainties. Her emotional work explores the human psyche and its relation in connecting to polar opposites. Yang’s paintings are both dramatic yet whimsical showing both Eastern and Western influences. Stylistically, she illustrates an attraction as well as repulsion to abstract expression. Her use of thick painted surfaces applied with gestural brushstroke point to the characteristics of abstraction; the attraction. These stylistic elements are reminiscent of artists such as Diego Velasquez and Edouard Manet. Yang’s portraiture is similar to that of Velasquez as both contain heavy use of paint and texture. The same painterly quality is also seen between Manet and Yang.

Hiroshi Watanabe: “Ideology in Paradise” and David Fokos
Until August 22, 2009

The Kopeikin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Japanese born and Los Angeles based photographer Hiroshi Watanabe titled “Ideology in Paradise,” also the title of Watanabe’s recently published book. Widely exhibited internationally, this is Watanabe’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Phoebe Unwin, Making An Outside Space Theirs
Until July 3, 2009

Phoebe Unwin, a painter who lives and works in London, studied at Newcastle University, Newcastle (1998-2002) and the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2003-2005). In 2008 she had a solo exhibition titled Feelings and Other Forms, at Wilkinson, London; her second solo show at the gallery. In 2007, she had her first solo museumTravel Tea Sets
DomiTea exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery, Buckinghamshire, UK. Her first solo exhibition in the US titled Making an Outside Space Theirs opens May 23rd here at Honor Fraser.