8.1.12 Mayumi Tanaka solo show “fifteen” @ Balconi

[AUGUST 1 – AUGUST 5, 2012]
11301 Olympic Blvd. #124, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Cafemode proudly presents “fifteen” solo show by MAYUMI TANAKA

Mayumi Tanaka’s last solo show “fifteen” is a collection of odd pieces from the many series of works that she has explored during her temporary residence in the U.S. of A.

Although this will not be her final show, she will be awaiting response for her artist visa status in her native Japan. The short length of this exhibit reflects the sudden change in one’s life and decisions made upon them. Come by and bid a temporary farewell to this great artist.

“I was born and raised in Tokyo Japan, graduated from Art College in 2004.With a new drive to create, I traded my Tokyo city for that of New York then once more to Los Angeles where I now reside. I paint, sew, and make arts and crafts accessories. I also perform with my dancing group “Spobra” founded in 2002”.  – Mayumi Tanaka

Mayumi Tanaka’s autobiograhical work is a snapshot of her life within and without her soul existence. That may sound philosophically high brow but her way of tuning into reality sets off the undulating bizarreness of the human condition (hers) relating to others and having fun with it. The abundance of color drawn into these creatures makes the darkness and ennui, fashionable.

Mayumi’s daily activities range from serving as a french maid at a high concept art gallery cafe space in Culver CIty to bizarre synch dancing in a dead pan Japanese girl trio group, named “Spobra” (athletic sport bra). Her partially auto biographical art need not much explanation as life speaks for itself. >:)

Mayumi Tanaka website

Balconi Coffee Company website


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