Pacific Northwest College of Art
Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

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Kota Ezawa

Aug 5, 2013 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


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Kota Ezawa is a visiting facutly member of the Boundary Crossings institute of contemporary animation. Some of Mr. Ezawa’s work will be on display in lumber room for the occasion.

Kota Ezawa meticulously recreates seminal moments in media history, transforming them into vector-based animations reminiscent of classic cartoons. The resulting imagery, an intriguing facsimile of the source material, lies somewhere between Andy Warhol and South Park and is then represented in a number of formats including video, film, slide projection, lightbox, etching and collage. Ezawa forces us to acknowledge the historic and cultural distance between us and the depicted figures that feature so prominently in America’s public memory.


Free and open to the public. Image courtesy of the artist.


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