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.
This is my drawing for the “Year of the Snake” show opening this Saturday, February 2 at GR2 in Los Angeles. I made it utilizing a regular ballpoint pen and some ink on cradled wood. It will be part of a giant group show with artists: Rob Sato, Ako Castuera, Aaron Woes, Jeremiah Ketner, Michael Hsiung, Christine Wu, Jeff McMillan, Cristina Paolos, Mari Naomi, Joe To, Gosha Levochkin, Kohei Yamashita, Theo Ellsworth, Hiro Hayashi, Stella Hultberg, Luke Chueh, Deth P. Sun, Sara Saedi, Dionne Bang, Yoskay Yamamoto, Audrey Kawasaki, Miso, Sean Chao, Martin Hsu, Bubi Au Yeung, Joe Hahn, Heidi Hahn, Mu Pan, Jen Tong, Pam Henderson, Stasia Burrington, Eleanor Davis, Kio Griffith, Silvio Porretta, Susie Ghahremani, Andrice Arp, Jeni Yang, Diem Chau, Andrew Hem, Shawn Cheng, Nao Harada, Aaron Brown, Ryuji Oguni, Ken Taya, Saelee Oh, Jeremiah La Torre, Wayne Johnson, Mari Inukai, Shihori Nakayama, Elliot Brown, Kerry Horvath, APAK, Sana Park, Jon Lau + More. I hope to see you there!
Happy New Year! So here is the flyer to my next show. It’s going to be at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. I will be exhibiting with Audrey Kawasaki and Timothy Teruo Watters. The show will open on February 9, from 630PM – 9PM. I am really looking forward to seeing you there!
If you are new to the Post-It Show, well, it’s an art show with artists utilizing post-its as a canvas to create a piece of artwork. People line up like mad to get a change to be the first to choose from their favorite artists. Each work of art costs $25 and is cash and carry, meaning you buy and take it home to show it off to your friends. So now you know why collectors line up early?
These are my pieces for the Post-It Show. I made use of the extended deadline for this show to do some serious experimentations. Rather than style, I made a strong attempt to deconstruct the way I work and try other methods. Some techniques used were temporary tattoos, markers, ballpoint pen, white out, stamp pad, rubbing alcohol, string and acrylic paint. Can you match up the technique with the post-it? Some of them weight allot. Hope they can hang! Hope I can hang with you this Saturday, December 8 too!
Wow, could it be December already?
Post-It Show 8
December 8, from 6PM – 10PM
at: Giant Robot (GR2)
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I’ve known Sena Inukai for quite awhile now and all of a sudden she is in college and turning 20! Her mom, Mari would take her to all these amazing art shows in LA where she befriended the entire social scene. Today we are all very much part of each others lives. And in that spirit, we will gather and celebrate with an art show.
Each artist was asked to contribute one piece of art. Here is mine . It is a traditional drawing. I kind of consider this to be an extension OF my sketchbook. For those of you who know me understand that I rarely display fully traditional artwork. They are normally kept for my own collection. But here you have one. I hope you like it. And I am sure you are going to like all the amazing pieces in this show. Friends including: Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki, Elizabeth Ito, Fumi Omori, Katsuya Terada, Kent Williams, Sean Chao, Stella Im Hultberg, Tessar Lo, Yoskay Yamamoto, Sena and Mari are all contributing original artwork for this show.
Surprisingly enough this is a public event. A public birthday party where anyone and everyone is welcome. So you should come!!! Maybe there will be cake.
“20 Pieces of Dreams”
at: Giant Robot (GR2)
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
An oil company president/previous owner of this property woke up with a wild dream. In it, he saw a church dedicated to all forms of religions, people congregating around the lake for Sunday service and a minister standing on an island in the center of the lake.
This dream continued for 3 nights. He then contacted Yogananda who listed himself in the phone book as the self-realization fellowship and church of all religions. He then woke up his wife to tell her that he is giving this property away. And his wife said, not at 4 in the morning your not!
Huell Howser also visited here for his show on KCET. But of course you should see it for yourself!
17190 Sunset Blvd.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
hrs: Tuesday – Saturday 9AM – 430PM, Sunday 12PM – 430PM
(Please respect that this is a place of meditation)
I am proud to present to you these pieces for the upcoming Giant Robot Biennale 3 which opens on September 22 at the Japanese American National Museum. They will be part of the Project Remix, a custom vinyl show with over 80 artists from seven countries—including the rare combination of both established customizers and fine artists. Artists include: Luke Chueh, Yukinori Dehara, Ron English, Joe Hahn, David Horvath, Mari Inukai, Elizabeth Ito, Shane Jessup, Nathan Ota, Edwin Ushiro, Jeni Yang, Yoskay Yamamoto and Kohei Yamashita.
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