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.”
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.”
The show runs through March 21. See more works from the show below.
Stella Im Hultberg