Tucked away in West Los Angeles in a partial residential / industrial neighborhood, is Jaus Art. Jaus is a fun spelling of “House”. I’ve driven by it dozens of times and seen a painted wall on the side. It’s appointment only. Ichiro Irie, 41, is an artist and instructor at Santa Monica College and Oxnard College and handles the space / residence. He was once a Fulbright recipient and studied art in Mexico City for five years and has run Jaus Art for the last couple of years. The current exhibition Wabi Savvy features Japanese artists and was curated by Gilbert Kuno who penned an interview with “Hard Gay” in a previous Giant Robot issue. It’s an appointment only space, so if you want to see it, drop Irie a line. Jaus Art.
Takao Sakai – azuki beans and sculpts