Kaori Fukuyama : Moments of Wonder : Opening Reception
Nov
5
6:00 pm18:00

Kaori Fukuyama : Moments of Wonder : Opening Reception

  • Lori L Fine Art Gallery

Kaori Fukuyama was born and raised in Kumamoto, Japan where she first realized the magic of color and light in her surrounding natural environments. Her recent work explores a visual experience that is rooted in the Southern California light and space art movement, embracing vibrant colors, creating a sense of light, depth, volume, and playing with perception.  Fukuyama’s process involves a careful and patient blending of multiple paint layers and has its origin in the meditative craft-making tradition of her Japanese heritage. 

'Moments of Wonder' features Kaori Fukuyama's recent abstract oil paintings, inspired by the beauty she finds in everyday objects, patterns, and places. Fukuyama investigates our perception of color and light, exploring variations on surface, depth, spatial tension and volume in her works.

Kaori currently lives and works in San Diego, while maintaining her studio practice at Glashaus in Barrio Arts District.  Her artwork has been displayed at multiple galleries and juried shows in Southern California including Oceanside Museum of Art, William D. Cannon Gallery, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, San Diego Art Institute, LA Artcore and Los Angeles Art Association Gallery 825.  Her work is currently represented by Artamo Gallery in Santa Barbara and Kelsey Michaels Fine Art in Laguna Beach and has become a part of private and corporate collections. 

 

Yohannes Tesfaye: Flesh Lines
Oct
15
6:00 pm18:00

Yohannes Tesfaye: Flesh Lines

  • Lori L Fine Art Gallery

Yohannes Tesfaye, a contemporary abstract painter, now living and working in San Diego, California, was born and educated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For his exhibition, Flesh Lines, at Lori L Fine Art Gallery, Tesfaye continues to explore through mixed medium painting, African traditions and culture. Using contemporary materials and techniques, his current body of work examines the practice of ritual tribal scarification in a twenty-first century artistic and historical context.

We welcome you to join us for this one-night reception. The artist will be in attendance and original works will be made available.

Tesfaye was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1978. He studied painting for four years at Alle School of Fine Arts & Design at Addis Ababa University, graduating in 2001 with a BFA. After graduation, he traveled to Moscow for training at Surikov Art Institute. Upon returning from Russia, he became a workshop instructor at Addis Ababa University. His work experience is diverse: from creating illustrations for children's books at McMillian publishers to a restoration of wall frescos for Addis Ababa Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Before he left Ethiopia in 2005, Tesfaye regularly participated in both regional and international group and solo shows. Since arriving in the United States, Yohannes has continued to actively exhibit his art both regionally and nationally. Tesfaye focuses on two and three-dimensional paintings in acrylic, oil on canvas, wood, fiberglass and a variety of mixed mediums. 

The Feather Show
Oct
1
6:00 pm18:00

The Feather Show

  • Lori L Fine Art Gallery

Group exhibition with Alexandra Hart, John McDavid &  Lori Wylie-Richardson

Comprised of both collaborative and individual works created by three equally innovative yet distinctly original artists; The Feather Show will showcase their unique creations, similarly utilizing various metals as substrates. Born of imagination and subsequently manipulated through sheer force of will and skill, Hart, McDavid, and Wylie-Richardson transform otherwise elementary substances into extraordinary objets d'art. 

We welcome you to join us for this one-night, exclusive exhibition and reception. The artists will be in attendance and original works will be made available.

 Lillian Abel: It Is As It Is In Everything Opening Reception
Sep
10
6:00 pm18:00

Lillian Abel: It Is As It Is In Everything Opening Reception

  • Lori L Fine Art Gallery

Our guest artist for the month of September is Lillian Abel. Her remarkable and expertly executed oil landscape works blur the lines between the representational and the abstract. Painting from memory, Abel gives form to what was seen but is now unseen, through the exploration and recollection of perception after the passing of time. Abel's paintings invite the viewer to question their underlying notions as to how conceptions form, through metamorphosis and evolution, evaluation and reevaluation. 

This event is free and open to the public. Small original works will be made available. The artist will be in attendance. 

You may learn more about Lillian Abel here.

 

Meet the Artist: Michael Summers
Aug
19
6:00 pm18:00

Meet the Artist: Michael Summers

Commissioned by the City of Carlsbad in 2013 and Harrah’s Resorts SoCal in 2014 to create large-scale murals, seen by thousands daily, Michael Summers grows in ever-increasing popularity. He has had the privilege to be selected the Featured Artist for the San Diego Food & Wine Festival (2011), Art Walk San Diego (2013), and the La Jolla Festival of the Arts (2015). The rising exposure of Michael Summers’ work has made him highly sought after by collectors all over the world. Summers will be painting live at Lori L Fine Art Gallery.

Stop in for this unique opportunity to see the pop surrealist, working his magic.

Lori Wylie-Richardson Exhibition ~ Inspired
Aug
4
Aug 6

Lori Wylie-Richardson Exhibition ~ Inspired

  • Lori L Fine Art Gallery

Born in southern California, Lori Wylie’s first artistic talent emerged through music. Blessed with musical parents who encouraged her to move forward in the arts she first pursued her love for the violin and piano. Moving to the Sacramento area when she was 12, Lori began designing, creating, and selling unique jewelry pieces. Lori studied at California State University at Sacramento where, while teaching flute, and working towards her Bachelor’s in Music, she studied art history and played flute and piccolo in the Camellia Symphony Orchestra.

The years spent training in classical music and improvisational jazz prepared Lori for her journey in fine art. With no formal schooling in painting or metal work, she is self-taught. Her current medium is at turns challenging when things don’t go as planned, yet fulfilling when things come together. Intrigued by transparent and illusionary images inherent in waves, clouds, sun rays and other forms found in nature: the ever-changing beauty and complexity of creation provides a foundation of inspiration for her work.

Carefree: Michael Summers Exhibition
Jul
14
Jul 16

Carefree: Michael Summers Exhibition

  • Lori L Fine Art Gallery

Lori L Fine Art Gallery presents carefree, a solo show consisting of new original paintings and sculptural work from San Diego-based pop-surrealist artist, Michael Summers. 

Carefree will open Thursday, July 14, 6-9pm, continue July 15, 6-9pm, and conclude on July 16, 6-9pm at Lori L Fine Art Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Meet the Artist: Michael Summers
Jun
25
6:00 pm18:00

Meet the Artist: Michael Summers

  • Lori L Fine Art Gallery

Commissioned by the City of Carlsbad in 2013 and Harrah’s Resorts SoCal in 2014 to create large-scale murals, seen by thousands daily, Michael Summers grows in ever-increasing popularity. He has had the privilege to be selected the Featured Artist for the San Diego Food & Wine Festival (2011), Art Walk San Diego (2013), and the La Jolla Festival of the Arts (2015). The rising exposure of Michael Summers’ work has made him highly sought after by collectors all over the world. Summers will be painting live at Lori L Fine Art Gallery.

Stop in for this unique opportunity to see the pop surrealist, working his magic.

Meet the Artist: Dario Campanile
Jun
18
6:00 pm18:00

Meet the Artist: Dario Campanile

  • Lori L Fine Art Gallery

Dario Campanile expressed an affinity for art as a young boy. As soon as he had mastered the tools, Campanile was off on a free-spirited ride, never quite sure where he was going, but always secure in the knowledge that his natural gifts and instincts would take him into exciting new realms. Campanile’s journey started in the hills of Rome, Italy. When he was 14, the artist was bedridden with a kidney ailment for three months, and his father gave him a set of oil paints to cheer him up. He painted his first still life in just a few days. For decades, art critics have tried to find a term that defines Campanile’s work: classicism, realism, neo-realism, abstract expressionism, and real-surrealism. Here, he describes what it is like to create his renowned abstract paintings:

“Working in abstract for me is the most direct and pure form of artistic expression coming from my unconscious. The challenge is to be able to trust and surrender and allow the channel of creativity to come through me, like an open vessel. This process most of the time is very daring because I want to make sure that the pure essence of child-like energy comes through the body and mind of the adult. When this happens, magically, a deep, unknown world of symbolism and metaphor unfolds. It is fascinating! I find painting abstract is more difficult than painting realism because it is an act of courage and exposes my vulnerability. There is no control or rational behind it, yet there is tremendous freedom. I am facing an open canvas waiting to be filled…”

Dario Campanile resides in Maui, Hawaii and even after 50 years of artistic expression, is unceasingly inspired by the beauty in the world and continues on in his journey through art.

Jun
2
5:30 pm17:30

Meet the Artist: Dario Campanile

Come see Campanile paint live. This is a rare opportunity for collectors and casual admirers alike. We hope to see you. For more information, please contact Lori L Fine Art Gallery.

Meet the Artist: Lori Wylie-Richardson
May
22
1:00 pm13:00

Meet the Artist: Lori Wylie-Richardson

  • 789 West Harbor Drive San Diego, CA, 92101 United States

Meet Lori Wylie Richardson, artist and owner of the Lori L. Fine Art Gallery. Have an opportunity to view her works and probe the inner labyrinth of her mind. Refreshments will be offered and you'll have the honor of your own personal moment with this great artist.