Q & A with Macha Suzuki
Join artist Macha Suzuki for a walk-through of his ex•pose exhibition, followed by a Q & A session. Suzuki will discuss his installations and how they explore the notion of failure.
Suzuki’s installations convey a sense of narrative that is familiar, highly attractive, yet also dark and disruptive. Combining representation and abstract forms, he suspends figurative elements in a place of fantasy, with bright colors and glossy surfaces. His sculptures are crafted with skill and ingenuity from a mixture of materials that includes epoxy clay, fluorescent lights, plastic, and Bondo. “I tell stories, real life stories about my experiences: what I have done, what I have seen, and what I have heard,” the artist states. “I do not necessarily convey these experiences factually. Instead, I dress them up with elaborate fabrications some would call lies.”
ex·pose is a new contemporary art program curated by Grace Kook-Anderson, curator of contemporary art at Laguna Art Museum. Focusing on one emerging or mid-career artist at a time, the program encourages the development of new projects and an immersive involvement with the museum’s Young Artists Society Gallery program. ex·pose aims to present a diverse range of artists working in all mediums.
>> Reservations for the Q & A session are not necessary. For more information, please contact Curator of Education Marinta Skupin at 949.494.8971 x201.