Monday, February 25, 2013

Kazu Tabu exhibits in South Pasadena March 9

Exhibit Dates: March 9, 2013 - April 20, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 6:00 - 9:00

SPACE is excited to announce the opening of When the Sun Becomes a Memory, a new series of prints by Los-Angeles based artist Kazu Tabu.

Inspired by the terrifying earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 in his native Japan,
Tabu began sketching his surreal dream-like narratives, trying to make sense of the event and its aftermath. The images are both traditional - suffused with rich Japanese motifs - and futuristic, with their otherworldly scenes of imagined spaces, an unexpected perspectives.

The richly colored prints are rendered in meticulous detail, making the scenes almost believable: in one a man's seated body is suspended over an aerial urban view, with fish swimming around. In another, the perspective is from below - an ant's point of view of the same submerged city, conjuring a vision of Atlantis, that other Eden. They explore the relationship we and our man-made world have with nature and the universe - physically and spiritually - and make us delve deeper into life's big questions.

The title of the show is taken from a poem by Tabu's wife, artist Yu Cotton-Well, whose beautifully crafted window installation complements the exhibit.

The show is dedicated to the victims of the Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami, and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to entities active in the rebuilding and revitalization efforts of local communities. For more info on the fundraiser, please visit

1506 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030 626-441-4788

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