Giant Robot Presents "The Jizo"
Yukinori Dehara figure exhibition...
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Giant Robot LA announces that they will be hosting The Jizo, an art show featuring new work by Yukinori Dehara.
Dehara's hand-painted clay depictions of debauched salarymen, brutalized gangsters, happy monsters, and other unique figures stand about 5-inches tall. Although the pieces are detailed and glossy, the subtle and intentional flaws of the Japanese artist's self-described "crummy" style project more humanity than horror, and are oddly sympathetic. His sculpture, photography, and paintings have garnered a cult of collectors around the world.
For this show, Dehara's inspiration will be Jizo, the Buddhist divinity who protects the departed souls, whose likeness can be found in cemeteries and on roadsides in Japan. In Dehara's words, these statues are "Japanese stone angels."
An opening reception featuring a rare U.S. appearance by the Japanese artist will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, June 5.
WHAT: "The Jizo" Yukinori Dehara at GR2
WHEN: June 5 - July 7, 2010 Reception: Saturday, June 5, 6:30 - 10:00
WHERE: GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025 . gr2.net . (310) 445-9276