July 14 – September 30, 2014
Reception: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 6 – 9 pm
18th Street Arts Center’s visiting artist Yukako Ando presents several site-specific installations in the Atrium Gallery that engage with themes of urban daily life in Los Angeles. This exhibition documents Ando’s questions and impressions informed by the humor of American “pop consumption culture” and by her interior responses. Ando’s approach to her work is diaristic, instinctive, and personal. Ando uses daily necessities to create the important elements of her work and explore ideas of time and space, drawing additional inspiration from the city’s climate, buildings, and freeway connections. The works on exhibit reflect her experiences of Los Angeles collected from past visits and during her residency.
Yukako Ando is a visual artist who focuses on the everyday phenomena from which the fundamental questions of life are configured. Ando, born in 1972 in Osaka, Japan, currently lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. She graduated from the Department of Sculpture of Kyoto Seika University, Japan, in 1994 and earned her MA degree from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2001. She has won numerous international scholarships and prizes. Most notably she is a recent recipient of the Program for Arts Fellowship by the Japanese Department of Cultural Affairs who is the funder for her current residency at 18th Street Arts Center. Additionally, she is currently a recipient of the 2014 Japan-United States Exchange Friendship Program in the Arts Fellowship from the Art of Japan-United States Friendship Commission.
Atrium Gallery programming is underwritten by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts