“Beauty in Landscape: A Blockbuster Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Historical Makeovers”
at Swarm Gallery in Oakland, CA
October 13 – November 25, 2012
Kathy Aoki revisited her role as curator of the fictive Museum of Historical Makeovers in her second solo exhibition at Swarm gallery in Oakland. This time, Aoki presented work in multiple media (drawing, etching, photo, and painting) that cheekily centers around the concept of the Landscape. Visitors learned about an ill-fated attempt by one artist to create a Hello Kitty Mount Rushmore in a Canadian cliff, reminisced about the Princess effect on the urban landscapes as depicted in editorial cartoons, and enjoyed the beauty of watercolored mascara forestscapes.
Aoki gave a performance-based Curator talk about “Beauty in Landscape” on November 8th, 2012 at Swarm Gallery.