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'Kelly Akashi: Formations'

"Kelly Akashi: Formations"
Kelly Akashi, Cultivator (Hanami), (detail) 2021. Flame - worked borosilicate glass and lost - wax caste bronze.
"Kelly Akashi: Formations"
Every week from September 21, 2023 until February 18, 2024.
Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (La Jolla campus)
All Ages
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Kelly Akashi (b. 1983, Los Angeles) is known for her materially hybrid works that are compelling both formally and conceptually. Originally trained in analog photography, the artist is drawn to fluid, impressionable materials and old-world craft techniques, such as glass blowing and casting, candle making, bronze and silicone casting, and rope making. Encompassing a selection of artworks made over the past decade, "Kelly Akashi: Formations" features a newly commissioned series in which Akashi explores the inherited impact of her family’s imprisonment in a Japanese American incarceration camp during World War II.

Organized by the San José Museum of Art, "Kelly Akashi: Formations" is the first major exhibition and catalog of Akashi’s work. The exhibition will be on view from Sept. 21, 2023–Feb. 18, 2024 in San Diego, following presentations at the San José Museum of Art and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle.

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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (La Jolla campus)

700 Prospect St.
La Jolla, California 92037

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