The Moorpark College Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition and artist lecture by Los Angeles artist Andre Yi. Over the past seven years, Mr. Yi has been making drawings, paintings and sculptures influenced by the conflicts between the urban and rural environments within the state of California. With an incredible attention to detail, Yi combines natural and synthetic elements to create drawings and paintings that are both beautiful and disconcerting in their vision of the future. In his collages and sculptures, Yi painstakingly constructs images and forms through the use of studio remains. Tape, paper trimmings, faux painted balsa wood and paint scrapings come together to create artificial natural forms, mimicking the ways in which humans interact with and preserve nature. Yi’s work reflects on issues of coexistence within an evolving California landscape.
Andre Yi received his BFA from The University of Texas at Austin and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He exhibits his work widely throughout the Los Angeles area, as well as nationally and internationally. His artwork is in the collections of The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, The Walker Art Center and Irvine Fine Arts, to name a few. To learn more about Andre Yi, please visit his website www.andreyi.net.
Lecture: 3/12 at 11:00 am in AA-143 Free