May 6 - June 26, 2010
Artist Reception: Thursday, May 6, 5-8 pm
Pioneer Square Art Walk: Thursday, June 3, 2010, 5-8 pm
In “Future’s Past: The Black Ships,” opening May 6 at ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle artist, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, investigates the dual perception of Japanese culture as hyper contemporary and technologically advanced, yet one that retains and prizes its ancient traditions. Using urban graffiti techniques (spray-paint and stencils), Wakuda references both modern and ancient Japanese aesthetics such as ukiyo-e woodblock prints and the contemporary superflat movement. The paintings in “Future’s Past” tell visual stories based on folklore, anime, science fiction, and Japanese history.