The Ronin Gallery is proud to present:
METALLUM: An Exhibition of Architectural Patterns on Found Metal From artists: Kofie and Codak.
June 5 - June25, 2009
In the summer of 2007 a small, independent Japanese run print shop neighboring Kofies studio in Boyle Heights, California quietly closed its doors after 50 years of service. The owners were distributing everything they had acquired and were preparing for a long overdue retirement. The studio was full of unused paper, packaging materials, graphic design office supplies and a ton of old offset type drawers lined the dusty old shop. The owners were surprised anyone would be interested in what they felt were useless materials, but recognized Kofies sincerity in helping to lighten their load. So he called a handful of artists that would benefit from this beautiful opportunity, Codak was one of them.
With an instant and immediate stockpile of materials to work with, ideas started to stir. The two creators were consistently brainstorming with ideas of exhibiting their work, and with the incorporation of these metal set type drawers a theme came pretty obvious.
The Ronin Gallery
1924 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles CA 90026
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