Exhibition: July 13 – 24, 2015
18th Street Arts Center | Atrium Gallery
1629 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Opening Reception during Champagne Social: Sunday, July 19, 2015, 11AM-3PM
Kobe, Japan-based artist Kaoru Hironaka presents a site-specific mixed-media installation in 18th Street Arts Center’s Atrium Gallery. With diverse influences from graffiti, street culture, and outsider art, she has produced commercial and non-commercial work in various media. Breaking through the routine of mark-making, Hironaka attempts to access an uninterrupted space of the authentic and intuitive. Her process is a continuous cycle of creation and destruction, and a quest for new synergy, space, and color. Hironaka’s work exists at the intersection of all “seen” and “unseen,” serving as a flag post — a reminder to self-reflect. The future is here if we allow it.
This exhibition is curated by Kio Griffith and produced in conjunction with i:23, a project organized by TYPE [Tokyo + Yokohama Projects Exchange] and ARTRA Curatorial [LA]. Collaborating venues include West Los Angeles College Art Gallery, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Paul Loya Gallery, GR2 Gallery, arena1, and Eastside International. Generous support is provided by The Japan Foundation.