December 23 – 29, 2017
Yoshie Sakai is a Southern California-based artist whose work includes video, sculpture, installation and performance. She has held residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and has an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She has a BFA from California State University, Long Beach, a BA in Ancient Greek and Latin from UCLA, and a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA. Yoshie’s work creates an uneasy environment that embodies her love-hate relationship with consumerism and pop culture and how they simultaneously perpetuate both ecstasy and extreme anxiety in quotidian life. In her work she explores humor as a complicated intersection where hope, happiness, anxiety, and darkness reside, much like in our society, as a tension-filled existence of both criticality and complacency.