Monday, September 7, 2009

New Style

Mika Tajima The Double, 2008, The Kitchen, New York

I have been posting (here, here, and here) about the Spring/Summer 2010 lookbook shoot for Sunshine & Shadow, and here's the next installment – the styling. Mika Tajima is a highly accomplished artist represented by Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York; she was featured in last year's Whitney Biennial (remember?) with New Humans, her ongoing sound collaboration with Howie Chen and Eric Tsai (and past co-conspirators Vito Acconci, C. Spencer Yeh, José León Cerrillo, among others). In addition to all of that, she handles occasional styling duties for the Sunshine & Shadow shoots, bringing a totally unique eye to the normal conventions of that duty.

Mika Tajima Deal or No Deal, 2008, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami

Here Mika is discussing an installation last year at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. (As a side note, I think some of the ideas she brings up would be of special interest to anyone who has been thinking about the themes of Target Practice, Painting Under Attack 1949–78, the current show at the Seattle Art Museum.)

Photos via Elizabeth Dee Gallery – click for more info and images on Mika Tajima/New Humans.

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