Giant Robot 2 (GR2) is proud to present CAPTURING WHAT STILL GLIMMERS, a solo exhibition by Edwin Ushiro.
CAPTURING WHAT STILL GLIMMERS
Solo Exhibition by Edwin Ushiro
June 18 – July 6, 2016
Giant Robot 2 (GR2)
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025
Opening Reception with the Artist:
Saturday, June 18th, 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Edwin Ushiro continues on his series of capturing moments in time that are like flashes of your memory. They’re endearing and at times strange. They capture the feeling and myths of Hawaii where Edwin once resided. Pieces are often created in the laborious process of mark making and painting, then scanning and outputting to acrylic, Lucite or Plexiglass and then painted once again to create a unique piece of work that transcends typical mediums.
From Edwin Ushiro:
“…every painting focuses on the point in our lives when you make a decision that cannot be undone and/or a decision that was made for you.”
Characters involved in this series: Green Lady of Wahiawa Elementary School, Ten Nyo, Mo’o, the mysterious ghost jogger, and more.
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About The Artist
Edwin Ushiro is an artist from Hawaii who is currently residing in Southern California. He captures the essence of Hawaii, youth, and nostalgia in a technique that’s uniquely his own.
Edwin Ushiro’s work resonates with the echoes of his boyhood in the “slow town” of Wailuku on the Hawaiian island of Maui. In his paintings, he recalls the sun-struck days of youth, when the world was fresh and magical, but also explores the eerie folklore indigenous to dark country roads and the boundless depths of the childhood imagination. While structuring his work around the narrative tradition of “talk story” native to the Hawaiian islands, he interweaves the uncanny obake tales of his Japanese heritage. Working in a unique mixed media technique which involves laboring in ink and acrylic over sheets of Lucite printed with assemblages of his more traditional drawings and paintings, he creates reflections on the past that are luminous and nostalgic, like cherished memories burnished by the passage of time.
After earning a BFA with Honors in Illustration from Art Center College of Design, he worked in the entertainment industry as a storyboard artist, concept designer and visual consultant. More recently, he has exhibited in venues worldwide, including Villa Bottini in Italy, the Museum of Kyoto, the Portsmouth Museum of Art, the Japanese American National Museum and the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Exhibition Reception Saturday June 18, 6:30-10pm with the artist.
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