Yoskay Yamamoto: The Upside of Down
The Upside of Down marks the first solo show for both Japanese artist Yoskay Yamamoto as well as the Los Angeles space, project:gallery. The concept behind the exhibition rises from an internal conflict with Yoskay's alter-ego "Inskay" ("In" meaning "dark" in Japanese, whereas "Yo" means "light"). The show consists of a series of acrylic paintings on wood and paper, all related to the struggle between dark and light. The resulting imagery adopts traditional Japanese technique and incorporates American pop culture illustration. The show is currently open and runs through 24 May 2008.