Ichiro Irie “Slap, Stick and Mark”
This event has ended.
After having returned to Los Angeles in August of 2006, Irie began to produce a new body of work which he calls his Accumulations series that make use of large quantities of quotidian objects that simultaneously serve as surface, pigment, armature, and adhesive for his sculptural and 2D works. The works playfully explore a variety of subject matter that influences the artist including popular culture, art history, sexuality, and cultural identity. Along with this series, he also produced videos and photographic works which humorously document his interventions and observations of social behaviors andcultural institutions.
For the current exhibition, Irie presents a new collection of works which can be seen as a continuation of those previous exhibitions in Mexico. However, this time he seems to focus and comment on relationships he has with people and institutions in his immediate surroundings as an artist, as a teacher, and just as a person who lives on Earth right now. Irie finds these relationships both intimate and strange in equal parts. The title, Slap, Stick and Mark serves as a simple description of his processes.
[image: Ichiro Irie, “Staple Head 1” (2011), staples and acrylic on panel, 50.8x40.6cm]
From 2012-03-17 To 2012-03-26