18th Street Arts Center +
TYPE [Tokyo+Yokohama Projects Exchange] present
Chiaki Saito solo installation project
”Crow’s eye view of blue sky without water”
September 23 – 28, 2016
@Gallery 2 / 18th Street Arts Center
1629 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Open Studio event » September 24
BAM @ 18th Street.
September 28, 2016 6-8pm
Chiaki Saito is a Japan-based artist who creates multi-layered spatial installations with paper fibers, crystallization, and woodblock printing. Her recent work World bird’s-eye view, which she has been working on since 2015, is created with water-based woodblock printing to give the impression that the viewer is peeking through clouds, using distinctly non-Western shading techniques. Her meditations on femininity, nature, and entropy offer a window into a sublime landscape tinged with disaster. In her Los Angeles residency, Saito would like to experience new perspectives and exchange ideas with people living in different environments, to research future works.
supported by Gallery Lara Tokyo