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Jave Yoshimoto: Whose Fault

Organized by Joseph Roberts

Artists's Reception
Friday, March 15, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
in conjunction with Apulent Open House

CoCA Ballard/Shilshole Bay Beach Club
6413 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

For those who have not experienced Yoshimoto's epic work, Baptism of Concrete Estuary, brace yourselves. This painting took a year to execute, and it is Yoshimoto's personal meditation on the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. It evidences his therapeutic journey; his effort to process what happened, why, and what to do in response. 

Yoshimoto's work is influenced by Katsushika Hokusai , the Japanese Edo period ukiyo-e painter and printmaker who created the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku Sanjuroku-kei). Notably, that series included the internationally recognized print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created in the 1820s. 

Tohoku and the Pacific Northwest nestle shores of the Pacific Ocean. For centuries, the scenic and strategic beauty of these areas has attracted large colonies of people. Constuction of major infrastructure naturally follows: ports, cities, dams, nuclear power plants… all built on goelogic faults that we have long known will shift. Similar conditons exist around the world. 

Show runs: March 12 – April 9, 2013

Earlier Event: January 12
Ben Buswell: Projector
Later Event: March 21
The New Neo-Naturalists