2017 / Bullet (p)roof exhibition featuring five contemporary artists from Japan, Nov. 19, 2016 – Jan. 14, 2017

20161212 Group Exhibition Bullet P Roof

Bullet (p)roof • artificial interference

curated by Kio Griffith​ + Bryan Ida

November 19, 2016 – January 14, 2017 (extended from Jan. 7)
George Billis Gallery Los Angeles
2716 S. La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90034
http://www.georgebillis.com/

Opening Reception Saturday, November 19, 5-8 pm

Asae Soya

Akihiro Yasugi

Nobuki Mizumoto

Naohiko Onodera

Sakiko Ohba

These five contemporary artists from Japan investigate the mediation between user and physical materials through scale, color, accuracy and context, transposing the macro to the micro and injecting it vice versa – adapting the sense of touch to feel scalar shifts that the body cannot accomplish on its own – upscaling of human strength to handle hard materials and downscaling of the human touch sense to dial in and sensitively feel the materials.

The title, “Bullet (p)roof • artificial interference,” is an analogy of how the world has become a progressively designed dogma under a blue sky of global security that cannot guarantee our livelihood or well-being in an overcapacitated informational labyrinth.

Naohiko Onodera and his work "The Super Fortress" 2016, pewter and stainless steel, 37 x 120  x 54 inches. (Cultural News Photo)

Naohiko Onodera and his work “The Super Fortress” 2016, pewter and stainless steel, 37 x 120 x 54 inches. (Cultural News Photo)

Akihiro Yasugi and his work "Grand Palace" 2009, mixed media, h 220 cm x w 60 cm x d 60 cm (Cultural News Photo)

Akihiro Yasugi and his work “Grand Palace” 2009, mixed media, h 220 cm x w 60 cm x d 60 cm (Cultural News Photo)

 

 

 

 

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