7pm Thursday 2.9.2012: Art Opening: “It Hurts to Let You Go” by Levi Pata
Kokoro Studio announces
Levi Pata: It Hurts to Let You Go
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Kokoro Studio is pleased to announce It Hurts to Let You Go, an exhibition of new work by Levi Pata, on view through February 23. It Hurts to Let You Go is Pata’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
Levi Pata’s work is influenced by the surprising disconnections he observes in fleeting moments. His recent solo exhibition in Japan, titled Continuous Gunfire and Greek Music, was inspired by the closed-captioned description of two ambient noises in a scene of The Godfather. When devastating earthquakes struck Tokyo in March, Pata’s exhibition was halted. That night, as he and the rest of the city wandered fretfully, worrying about loved ones and trying to find their ways home, Pata paused to watch two white swans swim contentedly in a smooth moat. In his work, Pata sets the disparate elements of the world against each other to find out what they have in common, or, at least, how they manage to co-exist.
His search for understanding is evident in Pata’s painting style. Tension is built from opposites. The color choices are both muddy and bright, and paint is both layered up and scraped away. The images are mostly abstract, but figures emerge to compound the non-sequitur. A sense of discomfort prevails. Everything you see is on the canvas, but doesn’t feel peaceably restrained by those boundaries. Pata lets the discomfort and tension take over his work, just as he chooses to let the world be out of his control, to let it go on with its indecipherable contradictions.
It Hurts to Let You Go will be on view at Kokoro Studio from February 9 to February 23, 2012. There will be a public opening reception on Thursday February 9 from 7pm to 10pm. Kokoro Studio is located at 682 Geary Street in San Francisco, just a few blocks from Union Square. Open hours are Tuesday through Friday from 2pm to 8pm, Saturday from 12pm to 7pm, and by appointment. For more information, please visithttp://www.kokorostudio.us.
Come this Friday April 30th, 7.30pm : Closing reception “Magic Mountains” by Kristin Farr
This friday April 30th
“Magic Mountains” by Kristin Farr Closing Reception
starts at 7.30pm!!!
It was another amazing month, we all had a great time with
colourful and magical Kristin’s world.
Please join us and meet our Kokorostar Kristin Farr!
Special Performance by Lady Lazarus & videos by Kristin Farr
starts at 8.30pm.
More info about Lady Lazarus : http://www.myspace.com/ladylazarusintheory
Tuesday - Saturday : 1pm - 7pm
Monday & Sunday : By appointment only
Closed: May 1-5 : preparation for the next show
682 Geary Street (@Leavenworth)
San Francisco, 94102
more info about this event please contact:
Lunch with Magic Mountain
I just got a meatloaf sandwich and ice coffee from farm:table
SUPER! I never had such a good bread with meatloaf before!!! and their ice coffee is BETTER than Chicory coffee! I highly recommend them. Super nice people!
Having lunch next to Iwa (Kristin Farr) on grass at Kokoro in sunny day
gave me much more energy!
Check out her art opening tonight starting at 7pm!
She is such a sweet amazing artist!
Also Thanks to Juxtapoz Magazine who posted about the show!
Spir*akasha Closing Reception 3/25/10
Spir*akasha Closing Reception
presented by two amazing bands
Cave Country from LA
The Shivas Vancouver, Washington
Also a collaborating sound artist from
Baltimore, who’s work is a part of the exhibition, Gavin Elder was present.
This was the best Art Installation Kokoro ever had and we had so many great comments from everyone.
We also had a great review from Artbusiness.com
Thank you for all who supported The Crow and The Wolf and Kokoro! Check the Crow and the Wolf’s new shows coming up in April, and also Kokoro’s new show in April 1st thursday by Kristin Farr. This show was like a dream.
Thank you so much.
The Shivas and The Crow
People were so into their beautiful harmonic singing
Jared and Kristin
It was amazing!
Each member of the band had strong character that inspired me to draw.
apologize for my camera skill U._.U
Their T-shirt is wicked!
The Shivas, Cave Country, Gavin Elder and The Crow and the Wolf.
Check out the Wolf!
Spir*akasha Closing Reception March 25th Thursday at 7pm
Come see the exhibition for the final time
this Thursday March 25th starts 7pm-10pm
Spir*akasha by The Crow and the Wolf
Live acoustic set
from LA, Cave Country
As well as spokenwords and soundscapes from
The Hare (James Morrill) and friends.
Their collaborating sound artist from
Baltimore, who’s work is a part of the exhibition,
Gavin Elder, will also be present.
We hope to see you at Kokoro!