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Exhibition Detail
Haruko Tanaka: Café Kiss of the World
Curated by: Sinead Finnery-Pyne
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103


January 22nd, 2011 - February 28th, 2011
Opening: 
January 22nd, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Haruko Tanaka: Café Kiss of the World
Opening: January 22, 2011, 7-9pm
Exhibition: January 23, 2011 - February 28, 2011
Gallery Hours: Noon-5pm (closed Mondays)

The inspiration for Haruko Tanaka's installation derives from her lifelong experience of having no fixed residence, retaining friends throughout the world and being transported back momentarily to places of familiarity no matter how seemingly foreign the circumstances. Her habitual visits between Japan and the U.S. are filled with disparate sentiments ranging from romanticism about tradition, history, and family, to attitudes about progress, linguistic dominance, and fashion forwardness. This installation functions as a metaphorical eye of the storm – a place of contemplative comfort in which to slow down and feel the “kiss of the world” upon us.


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