Tomoshibi: Glass Works by Kazuki Takizawa
May 9, 2021 — September 12, 2021
Los Angeles-based artist Kazuki Takizawa uses glass’s dual ability to be transparent and opaque, durable and fragile, as a metaphor for living with bipolar disorder and to destigmatize mental illness. In his first solo museum exhibition ‘Tomoshibi’, meaning lamp or small light in Japanese, Takizawa stages his elaborately crafted glass vessels and installations in a darkened gallery, where lighting and shadows become integral aspects of the works.
This exhibition is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture and a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided by the Glass Alliance of Los Angeles and the Japan Foundation.