Curator's Workshop: Kelly Akashi

Kelly Akashi, Cultivator, 2021. Bronze, hand-blown glass, stainless steel, 47.5 x 51 x 50 inches. Courtesy of the artist, François Ghebaly Gallery, and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.

Friday, February 11, 2022
12pm PST | Online
SJMA Members Exclusive

Join Lauren Schell Dickens, senior curator, as she shares insights into the upcoming exhibition, Kelly Akashi: Formations, opening September 2022. Using fluid, impressionable materials and old-world craft techniques, such as glass blowing and casting, candle making, bronze and silicon casting, and rope making, Kelly Akashi cultivates relationships among a variety of materials to investigate how they can actively convey their histories and potential for change.

Encompassing a selection of artworks made over the past decade, Formations will include glass, cast bronze, and fiber sculptures, multipart installations, and photographic contact prints, as well as a newly commissioned series exploring the inherited impact of Akashi's family's imprisonment in a Japanese American incarceration camp during World War II.

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