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Kota Ezawa "The Curse of Dimensionality" @ Haines Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011
We feel like we might be repeating ourselves, but as we mentioned with Tauba Auerbach's work last week, if you have yet to see a transparency and lightbox projection piece by Kota Ezawa, we recommend finding one for your viewing pleasure. The works are unique reimaginations of pop-culture moments, landmarks, nature, and simple everyday objects.

Ezawa has a new exhibition, The Curse of Dimensionality, opening at San Francisco's Haines Gallery on January 5, 2012. Haines notes, "In works produced during the last three years, Kota Ezawa addresses dimensionality and perception using a variety of media including animation, lightboxes, paper cutouts and stereoscopic images. Physical and illusionary space, reality and fiction form a complex relationship in Ezawa’s still and moving images that reference films, TV footage and photographs from the early twentieth century to present-day. The exhibition is divided into two areas, one containing light emitting works displayed as lightboxes and flat screen monitors – the other made up of light-absorbing surfaces such as framed works on paper and photographic prints. This is Ezawa’s fourth solo exhibition at Haines Gallery."

Here is a gallery of Ezawa's older works:

(The above work is titled: Still from City of Nature, 2011, DVD, 6 minutes, Courtesy of Haines Gallery)

Kota Ezawa
The Curse of Dimensionality
January 5 – February 18, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 5, 2012, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Haines Gallery
San Francisco, California


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