‘Pacific’ curated by Tokyo-based PMFKA & Antonin Gaultier which features drawings and installations from Atsuhiro Ito, Kyohei Sakaguchi, Megumi Matsubara, Motoyuki Daifu, PMFKA, Takashi Suzuki, Teppei Kaneuji, Yotaro Niwa and Yuri Suzuki, opens this week at Scion’s LA Gallery.
Cutting through the layers of reality and challenging the notion of what most of us consider as “everyday”, the installation exhibition titled ‘Pacific’, brings together ten artists that give their interpretation on what many be ignored in the rush from point A to B or that is simply not seen.
In Pacific, the audience is invited to witness how; the mundane transforms the poetic; the unwanted morphs into the amusing and the practical ends up as the beautiful.
From the deserted highways in Teppei Kaneuji‘s Midnight In A Box the noise of the urban environment is stored and ready to answer you in Yuri Suzuki‘s White Noise Machine. In Ujino‘s Rotators, an orchestral household installation Atsuhiro Ito‘s Optron get a partner in a conversation that if broken down into fragments would be considered as noise.
Yuri Suzuki – Photo by Yoriko Yamamura
In Megumi Matsubara‘s A White Line, the trace of the artist’s mind visually cuts through a busy city crossing, while Takashi Suzuki zooms in on foam sponges to create blocks of flats in Bau. Motoyuki Daifu welcomes you inside claustrophobic walls of a family apartment, while the photo series of 0 Yen Houses by Kyohei Sakaguchi show homeless shelters with a quality that borderline public installations.
Yotaro Niwa gives you a frozen piece of time as if his installation was in the process of breaking up into fractions of it’s original state and PMKFA‘s drawings disarm the pomposity of classic still life imagery.
The opening reception takes place on May 7th, 7–10 PM at Scion Installation L.A., 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232; includes complimentary valet parking and open bar. Artists will be in attendance. The exhibition is free and open to the public. RSVP is required to attend the opening night at http://www.scionav.com/space. The show runs until May 28th, 2011. More information on Pacific, and past exhibitions, is available at www.scionav.com/art.
About Scion LA:
Dedicated to fostering independent artistic expression, Scion Installation L.A. is space that allows artists to explore their creative visions. Scion Installation L.A. hosts art shows and art-‐related events for cutting-‐edge contemporary artists from across the globe. One-‐hundred percent of all sales go directly to the artists. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11am to 6pm and by appointment.