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682 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
kokorostudio.us : info@kokorostudio.us
415-400-4110

6/23/2010 : Music Night : The Shivas, Zachary Blizzard, Guantanamo Baywatch, and Spidermeow starts at 7pm

Music night at Kokoro!

Kokoro Studio

682 Geary street (@Leavenworth)

starts at 7pm. free event. 

The band:

The Shivas (from Vancouver/Portland/Washington)
http://www.myspace.com/theshivas

Zachary Blizzard solo and accoustic (from the band Cannons and Clouds)
http://www.myspace.com/zachblizzard

Guantanamo Baywatch (from Portland)
http://www.myspace.com/guantanamobaywatch1

Spidermeow (from Oakland)
http://www.myspace.com/spidermeow

Come and Have fun!!!!

This Thursday 5/6/2010 “The Path to Dyad” Opening at 7pm

The Path to Dyad by Gregory Ito and Korakrit Arunanondchai

Opening Reception: May 6th, 2010. 7 - 10 PM

On View: May 6, 2010 - May 28, 2010

Kokoro Studio

682 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102

between Jones and Leavenworth

Kokoro Studio is pleased to present an exciting exhibit of two uniquely distinct artists whose vibrant and prismatic pieces are intense and hallucinatory in nature. Employing a multitude of mediums, Ito and Arunanondchai will completely transform the installation space to create a truly abstract and enveloping experience. Working in two and three dimensions, Arunanondchai’s vibrant psychedelic compositions both fascinate and disorient. His three-dimensional creations, filled with subtle hints of tribal patterns, are both whimsical and frightening . Ito’s meditative, geometric paintings and his intricate constructions inspire a Zen like calm. His hypnotic use of vibrant gradients of color will assault and soothe the senses. Ito skillfully integrates organic and celestial themes, creating not just visually stunning patterns but filling them with iridescent colors that will expand an your mind and.

Don’t miss Kokoro’s newest installment of artistic genius. 

for more information: please contact info@kokorostudio.us

Gregory Ito



Gregory Ito’s work functions as descriptions, reactions, and explanations of the moments that shift individual perception and their relationship with the world. In particular focus are moments  that relate to ideas of the eternal: the sun gracefully sinking past the horizon, the delicate changes of the moon’s face that occurs day by day. Through interactions with a scene or subject, one is able to investigate and question the emotional and intellectual impact of ephemeral manifestations like these. When presented with ideas of this magnitude, and orienting one’s self with the cosmological constants (earth, sun, and moon), it is difficult to escape the expansion of an individual’s perspective. It is large ideas like these that fuel and expand Ito’s career as a maker of work aiming as a transcendence of an individual to a basic way of looking at the world we live in, and the universe we are part of. To see and revere the miracle of time and the celestial components that allow for life to occur, offering the days and necessities to seek the true reasons we are living for. It is to inspire people to grow together.

Korakrit Arunanondchai


I draw my inspiration from circumstances that have shaped me. I grew up in Thailand, surrounded by ornate temples and serene Buddha statues that contrasted sharply with the “Japanese pop culture” adopted by the Thai youth of my generation. During trips abroad, I visited museums and art galleries. In 2002, a novel interpretation of familiar objects at the Saatchi gallery in London inspired me to focus on Art in university. I realized that the powerful Buddhist images and the essence of my favorite Japanese mangas and video games could physically exist together through the language and conventions of Fine Art. A gallery space becomes a ceremonial site, where paintings and installations are artifacts of the visual culture I develop through phenomena and fantasies encountered in my life. I have been compiling a library of abstracted shapes as letters to create my visual sentences. Possessing a psychedelic quality similar to Rorschach inkblots, the shapes contain representational details of subjects such as animals and trees, while others have roots in Japanese Manga. When trying to depict speed, movement and metaphysical forces, Manga artists often employ these graphical shapes to provide an aesthetically pleasing representation of an invisible force at a frozen moment. My paintings and prints mostly focus on these shapes to construct an isolated experiential space. A predominant aspect of my artwork is the social participation of the audience. I started thinking about this relational aspect after working for Thai artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija. An audience completes the piece in the same way that a visitor completes the function of a temple. The result is the piece “I Love You”, which involves the participation of the audience in a cult-like musical event bringing a pair of lovers back to life. The process of printmaking, especially silkscreen, is integral to the way the work is formulated. The unifying process of the paint arriving on the surface through a matrix is a form of programming that allows me to exert the control I need to move effectively. I am fascinated with the quality obtained from silkscreen: the flatness, the transparencies, the removal of the hand and the aspect of breaking down the universe visually into layers. In fact, this process directly resembles the way I interact with the world and to all of its information.

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


Gallery Hours: 
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:
info@kokorostudio.us

Art Opening: “The Path to Dyad” 5.6.2010 7-10pm

A Dual Exhibition!

The Path to Dyad by Gregory Ito and Korakrit Arunanondchai

Kokoro Studio is pleased to present an exciting exhibit of two uniquely distinct artists whose vibrant and prismatic pieces are intense and hallucinatory in nature. Employing a multitude of mediums, Ito and Arunanondchai will completely transform the installation space to create a truly abstract and enveloping experience. Working in two and three dimensions, Arunanondchai’s vibrant psychedelic compositions both fascinate and disorient. His three-dimensional creations, filled with subtle hints of tribal patterns, are both whimsical and frightening . Ito’s cool, geometric paintings and his intricate constructions inspire a Zen like calm. His hypnotic use of vibrant grades of neon will assault and soothe the senses. Ito skillfully integrates organic and celestial themes, creating not just visually stunning patterns but filling them with iridescent colors that will energize your mind. Don’t miss Kokoro’s newest installment of artistic genius.

To learn more about artists please visit their website:

Gregory Ito and Korakrit Arunanondchai

or email them at : Korakrit Arunanondchai/kkorakrit@gmail.com

Gregory Ito/ito.greg@gmail.com

more information about Kokoro Studio please contact info@kokorostudio.us

Film Night this thursday 4/22/2010

Film night this thursday at Kokoro studio during our featured exhibit by Kokorostar Kristin Farr “Magic Mountain” starting around 7pm!!!

Film list:

1. The Television show “Fraggle Rock" by Jim Henson 25mins

2. “Labyrinth" (film) by Jim Henson 101 mins starring David Bowie and music by David Bowie!

bring some drinks! we have popcorn!

These films inspired Kristin’s art. Watch with us and find which character inspired Kristin to make all the magic mountains!!! Whoever made a correct answer will be give some magical presents! It will be FUNNNNNN

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

http://www.myspace.com/cavecountry

The Shivas Vancouver, Washington

http://www.myspace.com/theshivas

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

The Shivas

People were so into their beautiful harmonic singing

Jared and Kristin

It was amazing!

Cave Country

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!

All together

The Shivas, Cave Country, Gavin Elder and The Crow and the Wolf.

Check out the Wolf!

music night : Gkfoes vjgoaf

Kokoro had an amazing night of music by Gkfoes vjgoaf
during our featured exhibit by The Crow and The Wolf: “Spir·akasha”

Gkfoes vjgoaf is an exceptionally talented young musician out of Berkeley whose unique body of work doesn’t fall clearly into any one territory, but instead roams untethered, extending into hitherto unforeseen sonic wards. He single-handedly constructs an ingeniously substantial amalgamation of lo-fi savviness, delicately cultivated acoustics, and found-sound smatterings that suitably manage to escape genrefication at every turn. His gently lilting vocals and deceptively brittle instrumentation give way to ornate intonations that collide with subtle harmonic gestures to radiate a multi-hued spectrum of auditory ephemera which bide their time, cascading into a shimmering resonance.

Vjgoaf’s music possesses an exploratory quality that distinctly sets him apart from other like-minded musicians, allowing him to effortlessly sidestep the calculable tendencies that seem to characterise so much other experimental, psych-oriented folk fare these days. Instead, what you are ultimately left with with is a truly enduring sound, richly ingrained with a warm, stain-filtered luminescence, but wrought with a haunting fragility that has an altogether mesmerizing feel to it.

To learn more about Gkfoes vjgoaf please visit :

http://www.myspace.com/gkfoes
http://weedtemple.blogspot.com/2009/11/gkfoes-vjgoaf.html
http://aceoftapes.blogspot.com/

setting up

instantly his voice created an atmosphere and people fell into his world

energy flow

Kokoro got three Cassette tapes and two art books and one words booklet from him.

Cassette tapes are on sale from Ace of Tapes

or Download all his albums for free : Weed Temple

Thank you again Gkfoes vjgoaf. Kokoro is looking forward to have your show again!