• Udomsak Krisanamis

    Marc Foxx Gallery

    Udomsak Krisanamis’ most recent series of collage paintings represent, on one level, a continuation of an earlier series of drawings that began with his arrival in this country from Thailand several years ago. Those drawings literalized the way he learned English: by reading the daily newspaper. Udomsak would take a pencil and cross out each word he understood, so that what began as vast fields of print with only an occasional graphite mark, progressed, along with the artist’s increasing knowledge of English, into allover fields of thickly layered graphite out of which an unknown word occasionally

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  • “Photography and Beyond in Japan: Space, Time, and Memory”

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

    While photography is generally considered to be the technological child of Western perspective and representation, the 12 artists in this show approach the medium in ways that draw on both Japanese and Western traditions. Japanese photography is fundamentally a hybrid medium, partly because Western art is the source of much of the barrage of visual information that constitutes the contemporary Japanese cultural imaginary. The organizers of this exhibition of Japanese photography and photographically informed painting took pains to structure the viewer’s experience, in the effort to preempt

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