KOTA EZAWA - WINTER 2014
Kota Ezawa, Paint Unpaint, 2014, Duration:1:00 minutes
November 26 - December 18, 2014
Kota Ezawa is a San Francisco-based artist who often reworks images from popular culture, film and art history, stripping them down to their core elements. His simplified versions remain easily recognizable and potent, the result of a process that illuminates the hold certain images have on their viewers. Working in a range of mediums such as digital animation, slide projections, light boxes, paper cut-outs, collage, print and wood sculptures, Ezawa maintains a keen awareness of how images shape our experience and memory of events. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Hayward Gallery Project Space, London; Artpace, San Antonio; and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. He participated in group exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art, New York; Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
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