The concept for while tides guide you back home is inspired by Edwin Ushiro's feelings of regret and remorse for leaving his native Hawaii. Often wondering how life would have been different had he remained on Maui, Ushiro creates a body of work evoking childhood memories real and imagined. He portrays these moments through dreamlike sequences where he re-writes and re-interprets his own childhood memories.The gallery is located at 8545 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232. Y'all folks out there in LA can contact them at info@projectgalleryLA.com for more info. I'll be in LA starting in August, so I will be heading to as much of this sort of thing as I can when I get out there, so maybe I'll see y'all there.
The works in this solo exhibition are a cohesive series of multimedia paintings that confront both memories of childhood and stories of Hawaiian folklore. Ushiro utilizes some truly unique artistic techniques, a fusion of traditional and digital. Ushiro incorporates paint, ink, iron transfers, fabric and other materials into his work in order to achieve the desired moods and emotions.
The unique emotion and techniques that make up Ushiro's work have turned him into one of the most buzz-worthy emerging artists working today. With several recent magazine interviews and shows booked into 2009 from New York to Los Angeles and appearances coming at Art Basel, Ushiro has become one of the most talked about artists in the new contemporary movement.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Turning The Tides
project:gallery in LA has got a new exhibit opening this weekend featuring the artwork of Edwin Ushiro. The exhibit, entitled while tides guide you back home opens Saturday nightz, July 12th from 7-10pm. Apparently, the "Green Truck" will be on-site with organic food and wholesome goodness. Here is what project:gallery has to say about the show: