"Skulls and Sweets" by Tokyo Jesus & Eimi Takano @ Stranger Factory Gallery (Feb 5-28, 2016)
CIRCUS POSTERUS EVENT PRESS: "This February Stranger Factory gallery presents a new two person exhibition "Skulls and Sweets" by Japanese artist couple, Tokyo Jesus and Eimi Takano.
Tokyo Jesus is a self taught artist whose work focuses on complex female characters that live between chaos and sanity. His vision is filled with soft sexual tension, skulls, and what he considers "ruined science."
His wife Eimi Takano's work is an extreme contrast visually with the sugary sweet visions of an idealized childhood. She describes her work as funny, yummy, and cute. Babies dreaming of becoming circus performers, memory bears, and starry-eyed donuts create a world full of imagination and kawaii style optimism.
Both of their worlds explore the space existing between life and death and celebrating everything that is beautiful and recognizing the temporary of everything that will eventually die."
"Skulls and Sweets" opens Friday February 5, from 6-9pm with a reception for the artists (open to the public). Both artists will be in attendance. "Skulls & Sweets" will exhibit thru February 28th.
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Albuquerque, NM 87106