In L.A.: Shio Kusaka @ Blum & Poe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012
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Blum & Poe is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Japanese-born, Los Angeles-based artist Shio Kusaka. This is Kusaka’s first solo-exhibition with the gallery.

 

For this exhibition, Kusaka has created some of her largest works to date. The vessels are plain, carved, or patterned and rest together on an approximately 50-foot oblong pedestal. Various recurring motifs from Kusaka’s practice, including stripes, dots, squares, and grids, overlay the pots, stretching or compressing with the form. Black, white, blue, green, and pink comprise a palate of carefully chosen colors for these understated objects. Kusaka’s subjective determination of when a work is complete ensures no two vessels are alike. The result is sculpture that is both universal and distinctively unique.

 

Following are a few images from the opening reception.

 

-Amy Duran

 

 

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Shio Kusaka

Blum & Poe

Through February 11, 2012

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