Blum & Poe is pleased to present three new exhibitions. “Nidos y Nudos / Nests & Knots” is Mexico City-based artist Pia Camil’s third solo presentation with the gallery. Also opening is the first major U.S. survey of work by Onomichi, Japan-based artist Yukinori Yanagi. The work of Tokyo-based artist Kenjirō Okazaki will also be on view.
Pia Camil’s work takes a critical approach to modernism’s legacy, exploring themes such as US-Mexico relations, the politics of consumerism, and the invisibility of feminized labor, often articulated through imagery from the Mexican urban landscape. Recently with emphasis on the importance of collectivity through public participation, she explores these territories through performance, painting, installation, sculpture, and film. Camil’s latest exhibition, “Nidos y Nudos,” was created during a pandemic-prompted uprooting from Mexico City to the rural countryside.
This is Yukinori Yanagi’s fourth presentation with the gallery. The artist’s machine-perfect sculptures and installations probe the contested boundaries or limits of politically and ideologically constructed territories and national myths.
Kenjirō Okazaki’s “TOPICA PICTUS / La Cienega” features a suite of twenty abstract paintings, each paired with a short essay and reference image(s), which function as key components to provide multi-layered experiences to audiences. This is Okazaki’s fourth presentation with the gallery and follows the recent announcement of his representation.
This series was created in response to COVID-19 pandemic, and the unprecedented condition of isolated co-existence, the suspension of time and space, and the perceived loss of tactile or concrete experience, which has significantly impacted our social reality.
On view: July 17 – August 14, 2021; CLICK HERE to make an appointment to view the exhibition;
What: “Nidos y Nudos / Nests & Knots,” Pia Camil
Where: Blum & Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034
When: By appointment