Art Exhibition: Plastic Party
UltraSuperNew Gallery presents “Plastic Party,” a solo exhibition by Tokyo-based mixed-media artist Yeka Haski. Her exhibitions have premiered all around the world, including in Japan, Russia, South-Korea and Mexico. Prominent magazines such as Vogue and Elle have also published her work. Her works illustrate an array of colorful characters that possess their own unique personalities.
While on a surfing trip, Yeka experienced swimming in a sea of litter on the beaches of Bali. Inspired by this episode, Yeka has striven to find ways to talk about the topic of waste. In this solo exhibition, Yeka integrates her whimsical characters on discarded materials like plastic bags and objects, creating art pieces that explore creativity in new forms.
In repurposing materials, she instills a renewed significance into “trash.” In doing so, she stirs a conversation about how we consume and produce waste today. Yeka will display small to large scaled paintings. One features blue sheets, a plastic mat commonly used during picnics in Japan. In painting on the blue sheets, she transforms quick waste into a work of art. Utilizing the allure of her art, she encourages her audience to have conversations about the environment and how we can start living cleanly.
Opening reception: June 21 | 19:00-21:30.