Giant Robot is proud to present Magic Bodies, an exhibition featuring new work by Ako Castuera.
Enough time has elapsed since Ako Castuera’s previous solo exhibition at GR2 and her participation at the Giant Robot Biennale 3. Castuera’s new body of work is comprised of challenges to her various influences, including her contemporary view on Pre-Columbian style ceramics. ”This show is about giving shape to the imagination,” says Castuera. “I picture it as an invisible ocean that is around us and inside of us while we go about our daily routines, aware and unaware of it. This is what it looks like when it comes through me.”
Castuera’s previous exhibitions included ceramic sculptures, 2d art and a melding of ideas into a well designed exhibition atmosphere. “I’m thinking of my sculptures as projections of big stories onto a small stage, ancient characters who are going through a costume change.”
Just got back from Donut Friend, the long-awaited eatery from my friend Mark Trombino. He’s known by most for producing key albums for Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World but also eternally loved by some others for his drumming with Drive Like Jehu and Night Soil Man.
On saturday, I along with thousands of others, waited for hours to eat a bowl of ramen. The Ramen Yokocho, a festival of America’s favorite soup and noodle dish took place in Torrance and featured 12 ramen shops from the Pacific Rim including Japan, Hawaii, San Jose, Vegas and LA.
Years ago, I sat in a room with professors and writers at a small Asian American Smithsonian office in Washington DC. Our job was to work on a series of banners that would describe the Asian American experience.