It’s December which means, Post It Show time!!! Come see them all hung up for the holidays. But be there early because this is a cash and carry show. See you all there.
My friend, Souris Hong-Poretta just published her first book, “Outside the Lines.” It’s full of amazing art ready for your coloring expertise. I am honored to contribute a page in it. And this week at the MOCA Store in Los Angeles, I will be in attendance with other contributing artists to sign copies of their book, enjoy DJ sets by contributors, Shepard Fairey and Jega, and participate in activity stations for drawing and coloring. This event is free and open to the public. Come and join in on all the fun!!!
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
Outside the Lines: An Artists’ Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations
Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 3pm-6pm
at: The MOCA Store Grand Avenue
250 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
This is Architects of Air: Exxopolis, an interactive experience through a luminarium full of near blinding vibrant colors of light. Created using thin sheets of polyvinyl chloride, the luminarium took over Grand Park last week. Here are a few snapshots of our experience. But you must see it for yourself. Architects of the Air reopens on September 13, 14 and 15.
Architects of Air: Exxopolis
at: Grand Park, Event Lawn
200 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Opening to the public on September 5, I am participating in a group show in Oregon at Breeze Block Gallery with artists: Andrew Schoultz, Gianluca Franzese, Ben Venom, Megan Gorham, Brendan Monroe, Anders Oinonen, Chris Ballantyne, Rebecca Carino, D*Face, Word To Mother, Edwin Ushiro, Tessar Lo, Erin Murray, Amze Emmons, Evah Fan, Jen Corace, Gary Taxali, Roman Klonek, Greg Eason, Neil Raitt, Hilary Pecis, Claire Colette, Jeff Depner, Erin McSavaney, Jessica Hess, David Young V, Kai & Sunny, Russell Maurice, Leah Mackin, Bonnie Brenda Scott, Leigh Wells, Alex Zecca, Lucy McLauchlan, Rich Jacobs, Mark Dean Veca, Daniel Davidson, Mary Iverson, Moneyless, Rachell Sumpter, Jacob Magraw-Mickleson, Scott Listfield, Matt Brackett, Sean Barton and John Radkte.
Buddy System Invitational – Group Exhibition
Curated by Sven Davis
opening reception: Friday, September 5, from 6pm – 10pm
at: Breeze Block Gallery
323 NW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
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I’ve been working on a series of black drawings, several of them will appear in “Stories” at GR2 in Los Angeles opening this Saturday. Additionally, this group show includes the amazing artwork of Martin Hsu, Jen Tong, Jeni Yang, Sean Chao, and Tessar Lo. Many of the artists (including me) will be in attendance. So come and say hi. It will be nice to meet you!
“Stories” Group Exhibition by: Edwin Ushiro, Martin Hsu, Jen Tong, Jeni Yang, Sean Chao & Tessar Lo
opening reception: Saturday, August 17, from 630pm-10pm
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Here is a spread in Light Novel Magazine from Japan that features a few of my sketchbook drawings from 2012. A big Mahalo goes out to Mengyuan Xue for writing up this article.
These are a few drawing studies that I normally keep private but I will have them on display for the upcoming “Lined in Lead” show at Gallery Nucleus opening this Saturday, April 13. Everything exhibited in this show will be works created in graphite and is curated by Ryan Graff. Participating artists include: Wesley Burt, Alexandre Day, Andrew Hem, Rodrigo Luff, Soey Milk, Keita Morimoto, Karla Ortiz, Joao Ruas, Barron Storey, Edwin Ushiro, Allen Williams and Michael Zulli. It is always a privilege to show along my friends and artists that I respect.
“Lined in Lead” An Exhibition of Works in Graphite
opening reception: Saturday, April 13 from 7PM – 10PM
at: Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
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It’s very surreal to go through all these pictures from last month. The museum show opening with Audrey Kawasaki, Timothy Teruo Watters and myself was filled with family, friends, new friends and a great crowd of supporters. I want to thank the tireless efforts of the entire staff and volunteers at the museum, my mom, dad and brother, my two high school teachers, Janet Sato and Debra Leong (whom with the addition of my parents, made the voyage across Hawaii to Los Angeles), my Canadian siblings, Tessar Lo and Paddy Leung, Giant Robot, Daily DuJour, Arrested Motion, Rafu Shimpo, Target and my collectors that have generously loaned their paintings for this exhibit. So thank you all! These are a few pictures from February 9, 2013. You may continue to view this exhibition until March 17, 2013.