MIGRATION by Junko Iijima

June 29 – August 6, 2016

The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, March 9 from 6-8 pm.

This past January I was invited back to the Arts/Industry iron-casting residency at the Kohler Company in Wisconsin to make Migration.

These small iron and brass sculptures are a playful combination of traditional Nanbu iron tea kettles of Japan and contemporary pop cultural elements; fusing something new and old, East and West, to make art that is here and now.   Migration continues my exploration of the collision and melding of cultural signifiers from Japan with global popular culture…in a curious twist of an old cliché, now these objects are made in America.