Kota Ezawa: Onement II

Kota Ezawa's work takes the form of animated videos, light boxes, slide projections, and prints.  He recreates iconic moments from the media, popular culture, and the history of photography by interpreting photographic images into drawings. Removing much of the visual information found in the source material, Ezawa's images become less real and more symbolic. His recent solo exhibitions include Offsite: Kota Ezawaat Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, Canada, and The Curse of Dimensionality at Haines Gallery in San Francisco. In 2013, group exhibitions include: SLOW: Marking Time in Photography and Film at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Fl; The Unphotographable at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, CA; and Out of the Ordinary at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.  Kota Ezawa resided as Lamar Dodd School of Art's Spring 2014 Dodd Chair.