San Francisco based Inaoka engages the raw stuff of existence in meaningful and novel ways by blurring the boundary between technique and concept, sculpture and found object. Painted with a glossy, metallic sheen, and appearing, for all intents and purposes, to be of cast metal, Inaoka’s sculpture are in fact recombinations of everyday, pre-fab rubber children’s toys and animals. Half-animal, half-machine, Misako Inaoka’s hybrids are creatures that exist in a post-evolutionary world, where gradual adaptation has been supplanted by the uneasy and quick marriage of animal and machine.
- David Salow Gallery is located at 977 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Telephone: (213) 620-0240
- Website: http://www.davidsalowgallery.com
- Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.