Erica Harris and Kensuke Yamada
July 12th - August 18th, 2007
Brooklyn artist Erica Harris’s work is influenced by a long trip to Southeast Asia and from years of teaching art to school children in El Salvador. Her work incorporates everyday experiences and objects that are often taken for granted here but in war-torn countries can serve as symbols of safety, shelter or peace. Widely exhibited on the East Coast, this is Harris’s first exhibition in the Pacific Northwest.
Japanese artist Kensuke Yamada’s ceramic sculpture resonates a child-like innocence, with an undercurrent of dark humor. The figurative sculptures are quietly cool with simple gestures and Yamada’s trademark of patterned clothing. Kensuke is currently working on his MFA degree at the University of Montana.