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 http://www.indiegogo.com/