Between High and Low

June 8, 2015 Editor 0

Laura Kikauka’s work acts against the coldly conceptual aesthetic that has reigned over modern and contemporary art since the late 1960’s. It is a return to sentimental forms, nostalgic feelings, and objects imbued with personality. […] […]

Shame Over Money Lost and Found

June 8, 2015 Editor 0

I have defined shame in the past as a word that “designate(s) a family of related emotions. Each member of the family is characterized by an experience of the self as inadequate, or at least […] […]

Covergences

March 25, 2015 Editor 0

I paint and sculpt easily recognizable subjects to explore how different cultures interpret the same information. Using signifiers in imagery, I encourage the viewer to create his own narrative. A single signifier may have a […] […]

In Camp

March 25, 2015 Editor 0

The rising arc of the winter sun cast a warm geometric light upon the bedroom wall, illuminating a memory from my childhood when my mother talked about her early years in Japan. Those moments were […] […]

Never Argue with a Dead Person

March 25, 2015 Editor 0

Children who lose their parents are referred to as orphans. Adults who lose a spouse are referred to as widows or widowers. But what is the term for a parent who loses a child? Indeed, […] […]

Happy

March 25, 2015 Editor 0

“Hi, How are you doing today?” “I am good. How about you?” When I first came to America, I heard these sentences people say when they meet. I always have wondered, why is the answer […]

Rosemary Ishii MacConnell

March 25, 2015 Editor 0

Rosemary Ishii MacConnell’s studio is in her home, situated in the high ridges and peaks of Marin County, California. Like her life, her work sits between two worlds, with cultural references to both. In her […] […]

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