GR2: Once - Eishi Takaoka

Once is a solo exhibition by artist Eishi Takaoka at GR2 Gallery, running from June 8th to June 25th, 2024.

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. 

Artwork goes live 6/8 at 12 noon PT.