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Art & Art History

Voices: Kota Ezawa

Kota Ezawa

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Kota Ezawa (born 1969) rearticulates iconic moments from mass media and the history of photography in animated videos, slide projections, and prints. Hand-drawn, frame by frame, these works are highly stylized, vividly colored interrogations of the camera and its operations. By reducing images to their most crucial two-dimensional elements, Ezawa emphasizes the malleability of photography and film while exposing their importance to the construction of a collective cultural identity.

Ezawa was born in Cologne, Germany and received an MFA from Stanford University in 2003. He is now based in San Francisco, CA. He was featured in a solo exhibition at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT in 2005 and has been included in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006; Mus e d Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2005; and the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, 2005.