Episode No. 75 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Kaz Oshiro and Deb Sokolow.
Oshiro’s work is on view in “Lifelike” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. In art-speak, “Lifelike” “invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, often playful, and sometimes surreal. This international, multigenerational group exhibition features artists variously using scale, unusual materials, and sly contextual devices to reveal the manner in which their subjects’ ‘authenticity’ is manufactured.” Or it’s a contemporary trompe l’oeil show. Organized by the Walker Art Center and curated by Siri Engberg, it’s on view at MCASD through May 27. Oshiro is exhibiting new work at Honor Fraser gallery in Los Angeles in an exhibition that opens on April 13.
On the second segment, Deb Sokolow discusses her narrative drawings and installations. Her work is the subject of two ongoing exhibitions: “Some concerns about the candidate” a “Matrix” exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum through June 30; and in a solo exhibition at Chicago’s Western Exhibitions gallery. It’son view through April 20.
Air date: April 11, 2013.