The Japanese American National Museum strives for appreciation and understanding of the Japanese American Experience. The museum aims to provide a voice and forum to enable people to explore Japanese history and heritage. We are extremely excited for their current exhibit, Supernatural. The exhibit uses the art of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Tim Watters to portray the various superstitions within the Japanese culture. The exhibit is opened on February 9th and will remain open until March 17th, 2013. For information about this exhibit, visit the JANM website here.
Continue reading to find out more about the featured artists:
Los Angeles-bases artist Aurdey Kawasaki has been growing in popularity since 2006. She is most commonly known for her depiction of both innocence and eroticism in women and her art style is a largely influenced by Japanese manga and Art Nouveau. To learn more about Audrey Kawasaki, click here.
Raised in Hawaii, this Asian-American artist has quite the impressive resume. Edwin Ushiro has worked as a Production Designer, Visual Consultant, Art Director, Storyboard Artist, and Concept Designer for a number of companies including (but not limited to) ABC, Disney, Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony and Sanrio. To get a full glimpse of his work and resume, visit the Ushiro website here.
Timothy Teruo Watters (TTW) has been oil painting for over 18 years. Raised in Northern California, Watters claims that his earliest influence was his Japanese grandfather who was also an artist. TTW claims that he takes his insomnia and depression and channels it into his artwork. To learn more about his work, visit his website here.