Giant Robot will continue their wildly successful Biennale series at the Japanese American National Museum with Saturday evening’s (10.9) opening of Biennale 4 (thru 1.24.16). As with the past iterations, the museum exhibition will showcase the unique blend of Asian American art and culture which Giant Robot has cultivated over the years.
This year’s show will feature an emphasis on drawing in the Museum’s lower gallery with highlights including James Jean’s sketchbooks, old and new drawings by comic book legend Jim Lee, works by the amazing Korean artist Kim Jung Ji, a recreation of Edwin Ushiro’s studio which will provide guests with the opportunity to draw their own pieces, and live drawing sessions by Katsuya Terada. Additionally, the Giant Robot Room will celebrate the history of the brand through 50 iconic objects from cherished books to pivotal toys.
The upstairs gallery will feature paintings, murals, and installations from select artists whose work is rooted in drawing including Luke Chueh, Andrew Hem, Mari Inukai, Audrey Kawasaki, Nathan Ota, Mu Pan, and Yoskay Yamamoto. Be sure to hit the jump for a look at Andrew Hem’s ethereal mural and Yoskay Yamamoto’s multi-layered night sky installation featuring paintings, carved wood figures and his hanging raindrop figures.
Giant Robot Biennale 4
Opening Party: Saturday, October 10th (7-10 PM)
Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012