Preview: Yoskay Yamamoto "Joke's On Me" @ LeBasse Projects Chinatown, LAJuxtapoz // Saturday, 24 Mar 2012
We have grown quite used to seeing the fine artworks of Los Angeles-based artist, that we forgot of the sculpture works of Yoskay Yamamoto. This new exhibition, Joke's On Me, will feature a series of sculptures based on iconic childhood characters, including the Stay-Puff man, Bart Simpson, Hello Kitty and a full collection of other sculptures. The work will be on display at LeBasse Projects Chinatown in Los Angeles starting tonight, March 24.
In his new body of work, Yamamoto will feature a series of sculptures based on iconic childhood characters. Three years in the making, ‘Jokes On Me’ is a conceptual project that explores current social issues through humor. Like a Sunday comic strip, Yamamoto’s sculptures are charming and nostalgic until after further inspection have a darker underlying message. This will be the artist’s first all sculpture exhibition, working in a range of mediums from plastic, resin, vinyl, and hand sculpted wood.
‘Joke’s On Me’
New work from Yoskay Yamamoto
March 24th – April 21st, 2012
Artist reception: Saturday, March 24th, 7-10pm