Please Join Us Saturday September 7th
KAI & SUNNY: CAUGHT BY THE NEST
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7 8 11 PM
Exhibition Dates: September 7 October 5
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is proud to present new work by artists Kai & Sunny. Bridging the gap between fine art and design, the duo is inspired by imagery from nature. Natural forms are reduced to geometric patterns and figures then translated into large-scale installations, hand-pulled screen prints infused with copper and stardust, and unique letterpress prints.
The artwork featured in Caught By The Nest is inspired by the book The Reason I Jump, written by Naoki Higashida and translated by David Mitchell, a long time collaborator with the art duo and author of Cloud Atlas. The Reason I Jump is a smart, self-aware memoir by a 13 year-old autistic child who colorfully articulates how he thinks, feels, responds, and experiences daily life. The protagonist often returns to nature for comfort, referring to it as a friend and as a stabilizing entity. The childs connection to nature is similar to that of Kai & Sunnys in that they too use the visual landscape as a source of inspiration, stability, and as a way to envelope themselves and others in a wider sense of being.
The exhibition will feature a collaborative print by Shepard Fairey and Kai & Sunny as well as a giveaway CD by Toy Drum and Tim Goldsworthy, both made exclusively for the show at SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS. David Mitchell has also written a short story titled Lots Of Bits Of Star in response to the works in Caught By The Nest, which will also be included as part of the exhibition.
Kai & Sunny are an artist duo based in London. They’ve exhibited internationally, collaborated with designers such as Alexander McQueen, and have recently been acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum print collection. Past exhibitions include Stolen Space Gallery, London; Haunch of Venison, London; and the Southbank Centre, London. This will be their first solo exhibition on the West Coast.
All Images copyright and courtesy the Artist, listed in order of appearance:
Kai & Sunny, Migration South, 2013; Kai & Sunny, Just An Illusion 2, 2013; Kai & Sunny x Shepard Fairey, Untitled (Silver Collaboration), 2013.