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Hideaki Kawashima at Richard Heller, Santa Monica

by Suzanne on May 6th, 2011

To be blatantly honest with you, I'm mainly posting this announcement because I deplore the evolution from something as inspired, beautiful and ornamental as this:

Nirvana by Hideaki Kawashima, acrylic on canvas, 2008 - click to enlarge

... to this...

Cool by Hideaki Kawashima, acrylic on canvas, 2010 - click to enlarge

Yes, I would pull an angsty face too knowing that I've given in to a Mark Rydenised version of Superflat to woo the American art consumer when I actually have lots of obvious and very remarkable talent.

Still, it might just be a phase and I bet it's all a deep satire so complex that my mind simply doesn't GET IT, but at any rate, if, like myself, you prefer the former, check out Hideaki Kawashima's earlier work here at Tomio Koyama, if you prefer the latter, then by all means, do go see his Turning solo show opening tomorrow evening at Richard Heller in Santa Monica. FINE!

Opening reception: May 7, 2011, 4 - 6 PM

On show: May 7 - Jun 14, 2011

Address: Richard Heller Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave, B-5A, Santa Monica, California, 90404, USA, tel: 310-453-9191, email: hellergallery@verizon.net

Gallery hours: Good question! I suggest you email the gallery: hellergallery@verizon.net


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