Wonder & Friends is a solo exhibition by artist duo Wonder & Friends at GR2 Gallery from October 16th, 2021 to November 3rd, 2021.
Welcome to “Wonder & Friends”, a world that remembers what it was like to be a child. Through delicate line work, hints of 90s nostalgia, and a touch of humor, the artist duo of Darren and Trisha Inouye draw on their childhood memories to tell stories that are personal and relatable. From the tense conflict between friends to the simple joy of snacking on sweet red bean buns, the artists portray the cares and concerns of children as neither small, nor unimportant. They share each character’s story with the hope of reminding viewers that we were all once children, too.
“Wonder & Friends” features paper works and explorations by Darren and Trisha Inouye, the husband-and-wife team known as Giorgiko. The Giorgiko universe began in 2012 with a simple story of a pink-haired girl and is now home to lost boys, wayfaring girls, and mysterious dogs. Darren and Trisha’s work explores the stories of their wanderings and their dreams of being found again. The creative team resides in the greater Los Angeles area with their twin children. Follow them on Instagram at @wonderandfriends.gk and @giorgiko.la.