Parallax Art Fair 2016

Originally started in London, Parallax Art Fair welcomed its visitors at Venice Arts Gallery last weekend (April 30-31)

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The exhibit didn’t have a specific theme, artworks with a wide range of distinct styles, media and contents were showed to public.
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Yi Gao incorperates western elements into her traditional Chinese painting. The most interesting thing is that she replaces brown with coffee in her color palette made of Chinese pigment. The neutral tones with simple lines and nearly flat shapes create a sense of harmony and peace in most of her work.
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With a completely different approach, Faye is not afraid of embracing bright colors, abstract forms and bold outlines. Her work is full of energy and imagination. I can see her inside of her own art, wandering in the wonderland she created.
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Kathy’s painting tells a lot of stories that are not always happy, some are even depressing. Her perception about the world around her is unique. In the painting of the falling angel, she got inspiration from the art in the Vatican Church, instead of seeing glory like most of visitors, she felt that life was not always so perfect, instead there was sickness, poverty and even death.
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Deirdre Shibano’s Traditional style oil paintings of beautiful female figures. I love the way that the artist has the light shower on the soft skin, which creates an aura around the woman in her painting.

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Each piece of Sergio Ruffato’s metal sculptures depicts a specific moment where the action is taking place: Sun setting, bird flying or dancing figure.

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Coolest Fitting Room

This is the coolest fitting room I have ever been. I found it in Aeropostale at Del Amo Shopping Mall in south bay.

Entrance of the fitting room.
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Inside the fitting room, wall paper is covered by ink drawing. I love the hand drawn quality.

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What $15 Can Buy Today

I live in Los Angeles. Once I walked in a Korean super market, realizing that I had only $15 cash with me. I ended up going home with these:

- 1 bag of frozen dumplings
- 2 medium size avocados
- 2 packs of mushorooms
- 1 small bunch of napa cabbage
- 1 bunch of Asian freen

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Dia de Campo

Dia de Campo is a mexican fusion style restaurant located in Redondo Beach.

It’s not just a place to eat, it’s also a place to hang out with friends and to meet people.

Right at the entrance, you will see a corner like the type you might find in a coffeeshop, where you can relax in the couch and enjoy the music. The waitress told me they would offer live music every Wednesday night. Next to the music corner, there is a bar area for different type of audience, those who simply want to have a drink. At the center of the room, there are two huge wood tables, obviously it’s an area perfect for parties.

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The day I was there, they were hosting an open house event for neighborhood. People came to sample the foods for free, simply by paying for a drink. Foods served as appetizer size included pork, raw oyster, shrimp, egg rolls, everything was very fresh and tasty.

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This is really a multi-function restaurant. Whether you are trying to taste some new style mexican foods, have a drink while chit-chatting with friends, hold a birthday party, or even just want to spend an relaxing evening with some music, your need would be met.

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Daylight Saving

Today is the first day back to work after daylight saving started this year. While a lot of people complaint about this system,going home in the dark after work in winter is depressing for me. Besides the day seems much longer with daylight saving.

How wonderful it is to see the blue sky while driving home!

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