GR2: Socks - Solo Exhibition by Eishi Takaoka

July 30 - August 17

Reception Sat July 30th 6:30-10pm 

It's situated perfectly in line with the Obon "Carnival" at the WLA Buddhist Temple which means parking should be available at the Trident Center - although that also may get packed.

Eishi Takaoka is back with Socks - a collection of wood sculptures. 

Here's a recycling of the press release from last year.

Eishi Takaoka’s work is coming back. Although the sculptures of Eishi Takaoka all portray the same serene expression, their outwardly calm façade belies a world of bottled-up emotions. With nowhere to go, these intense feelings manifest themselves in outlandish formations that sprout out of the top of each figure’s head. The uniquely sculpted heads of Takaoka are rooted in a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life in lower-middle class Japan. He instills his frustration with life in Kagoshima and feelings of isolation into each of the pieces, which are comprised of carved wood painted with raw mineral pigments placed atop empty glass medicine bottles. Takaoka’s pieces have been seen in group shows in Tokyo and New York, one-person exhibitions at Giant Robot New York and GR2 in Los Angeles, and on the cover of novelist Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore.