A Look at the ‘MOMO’ Group Show at GR2

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Audrey Kawasaki

In a new group exhibition at Giant Robot 2’s GR2 Gallery in Los Angeles, the works of several current pop-surrealist figures are featured. Stella Im Hultberg, Mari Inukai, Audrey Kawasaki, Nicolas Nemiri, Amy Sol, Katsuya Terada, Kent Williams, and Yoskay Yamamoto are part of “MOMO NO Sekku/ 桃の節句.”

Audrey Kawasaki

Katsuya Terada

Kent Williams

Nicolas Nemiri

The gallery defines terms associated with the exhibition for viewers: It says, “GIRLS’ DAY or Hinamatsuri is a special day. It is one of five seasonal milestones on the Japanese calendar. It was established from the Chinese Yin-Yang Five-Line theory.” “MOMO” itself means “peach,” and GR2 adds, “Peach blossom stands for longevity — also, it was said that peach blossom wards off evil spirits.” “SEKKU/SE” means “the change of the season” and “KKU” is “a festival and offering. It’s a seasonal milestone that wishes a disease-free life, good harvest, prosperity of descendants, and warding off evil.”

Yoskay Yamamoto

The show runs through March 21. See more works from the show below.

Mari Inukai

Stella Im Hultberg

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