FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STEPHANIE INAGAKI “METAMORPHOSIS”
DEBUT SOLO EXHIBITION AT CENTURY GUILD
OPENS APRIL 26, 2014, 7-10 PM
Culver City, CA
Weaving elements of masterful line work and a strong sense of heritage,
the work of Stephanie Inagaki uses Japanese mythology and folk tales as
the source for her intimate presentations of the manners in which we
relate to the ones we love, the often painful lessons learned in the
experience, and ultimately the blossoming discovery of self.
The artist states “It is human nature to place certain meanings to
objects, ideas, and moments in our lives in order to compartmentalize our
histories and stories so that we continue living and moving forward. By
contextualizing the female body, hair, feathers, and crows into
surrealistic compositions, I am creating my own mythology through these
corporeal re-imaginings. My body is the landscape where double self
examinations occur through portraiture and self ruminations of the
negative and positive aspects of hair and crows.
“Referencing traditional Japanese culture and mythology allows me to
synthesize transformative moments into visual vignettes of change, growth,
empowerment, and the cyclical nature of living as a human being.”
Stephanie Inagaki is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and has
exhibited in group shows at galleries including La Luz de Jesus (Los
Angeles) and ArtNowNYC (New York) and was featured in the Century Guild
booth at LA Art in January. “Metamorphosis” is her first solo exhibition.
Century Guild was founded in 1999 in Chicago and specializes in artworks
1880-1920 from the Art Nouveau and Symbolist art movements. A second
Culver City location was opened in December of 2012. In addition to works
on paper from artists including Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt, the
gallery exhibits select contemporary artists including Gail Potocki, Dave
McKean, Clive Barker, and David Mack.
The artwork of Stephanie Inagaki: Metamorphosis will go on sale at 7pm on
April 26 in the gallery and online at
6150 WASHINGTON BLVD (corner of Washington and McManus)
CULVER CITY, CA
Artist’s reception April 26, 7-10 pm
Exhibition continues May 2-3 & 9-10 from 2pm-8pm
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