Sep 30, 2009

Ushiro and Ogi show Extended til Oct. 10th

Edwin Ushiro and Ogi show has been extended to October 10th, and we are hosting a closing party as well.

Make sure to visit the Fall Season opening exhibition before it closes or join us at the Closing Reception for a signing of Ushiro's new catalog and a limited edition print release. Both artists, Edwin Ushiro and Ryuichi Ogino have put together fantastic bodies of work that need to be seen in person.

The show has received press and praise from a large number of publications including THE Magazine, Artslant, Art Moco, DailyduJour, NotCot, SlamxHype, HypeBeast, Arrested Motion, hustler of culture and more. Come see what all the talk is about.

Closing Reception:
Thursday, October 8th from 7-9pm
Edwin Ushiro print release and catalog signing

Sep 24, 2009

Interview: Edwin Ushiro on SlamxHype

Edwin Ushiro has a great interview in SlamxHype this week...and has more news to share. We will be hosting a closing party and print release with Ushiro before the show comes down. Details coming soon.

If you have not seen Edwin and Ryuichi Ogino's shows, make sure to check it out before it closes next month. Online here as well.

Sep 18, 2009

Interview: Yoskay Yamamoto x Scion

Yoskay Yamamoto Interview

New interview with Yoskay Yamamoto as part of Scion's Installation Tour - currently in LA. You can bid on Yoskay's painting, which is being auctioned off for charity along with all the other artists. The auction is online at artnet here.

Keep up with us as Yoskay prepares for his next show that LeBasse Projects is producing in New York this November.

Sep 11, 2009

Edwin Ushiro on DDtv

Today we will broadcast a live streaming interview with Edwin Ushiro on DailyduJourTV.

Ushiro will tell us a bit about his process, the ghost stories and the Hawaiian Mythology that infuse his paintings. Tune in today at 3pm PST.

Live at DDtv

Sep 5, 2009

Interview: Edwin Ushiro via Erratic Phenomena

Amanda Erlanson just posted this insightful interview with Edwin Ushiro. The interview took place as he was working on pieces for the upcoming solo exhibition and is a great dialogue and view into Ushiro's stories and process.

Read on:

In anticipation of the show, Edwin invited me over to chat about his work, rather than replying to my questions via email. As a result, the interview is rather lengthy and a bit strange… and occasionally takes detours into unmapped territory.

When I arrived, Edwin was in the midst of the stage of his process where he applies transfers to a thick sheet of clear vinyl with a layer of matte varnish in between. The painting he was working on is one of himself and his little brother as children, heads together as they watch a tiny green chameleon that is perched on a leaf. As we begin, Edwin is bent over the vinyl, with the image face-up, rolling air bubbles out from between the vinyl and the transfer paper.

Edwin Ushiro: Sorry it’s taking me a while to get this together. I think I mounted it wrong, so I got more air bubbles than I normally would get.

Amanda: That’s OK. It’s interesting watching you do it.

Edwin: It’s fun watching me push air bubbles out? We should make this a documentary. I can do this for hours. (laughter)

The thing that’s challenging at this stage is that when you have the ink under here – and between the ink and the vinyl is this matte varnish – it actually loosens up the ink and kind of lifts it off the transfer paper, so if I squeeze too hard, I can destroy this whole piece… and actually did, here. But that’s part of the fun, that I’m never in control of this whole medium. After maybe two years of doing it this way, I still haven’t mastered it, because there are too many points in creating this that I can totally mess up. And I have. That’s when it’s not fun. But when you can overcome it and not mess up too much, that’s when it’s really cool and you can pat yourself on the back a little bit. Which lasts only for like, two seconds. Until you realize, “Hey, I’m not even done yet.”

Amanda: So how many versions of this one have you done so far?

Edwin: Actually this is the lucky one. This one I just did once, and if I don’t mess up here, I feel pretty confident that I’m in the clear right now. Because I knew exactly how I saw it in my head – so it’s that whole process of trying to communicate it as best you can, from what’s inside your head to what you see in front of you. On this one I did it all right.

For the FULL interview please visit:

Join us for "Softly Encompassing the Womb" Saturday Sept 12th. Details here.

Sep 4, 2009

Teasers: Edwin Ushiro

Edwin Ushiro Solo Show Teaser from Modus Films on Vimeo.

Our friends at Modus Films just made this great teaser video for Edwin Ushiro's upcoming show next weekend. If you want to see the preview, please email the gallery: