Shapeshifters: In conversation with Bay Area artists Masako Miki and Woody de Othello
FOG Art+Design, San Francisco
January 23, 2022 at 1pm
Moderated by Natasha Boas, International Curator, Ph.D
East Bay-based artists Woody De Othello (represented by Jessica Silverman, San Francisco and Karma, New York) and Masako Miki (represented by CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco and RYAN LEE, New York) both create semi- abstract, sculptural forms in materials that range from felt to ceramic to glazed bronze, inspired by everyday domestic objects. De Othello culls inspiration from his own Haitian ancestry and the supernatural objects of Voodoo folklore, while Miki draws from the Shinto and Buddhist traditions and the Japanese folk belief in yōkai (shapeshifters). Both artists will present their work of boundary bending forms and discuss the philosophies and new mythologies that shape them in conversation with San Francisco-based international independent curator, Dr. Natasha Boas.