Kelly Akashi, ‘Untitled’, 2014, Hammer Museum

Image rights: Courtesy of François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles and Michael Jon Gallery, Miami and Detroit.

"Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only"

Venue: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016)

About Kelly Akashi

In sculptures and installations that emphasize the reciprocity of touch, Kelly Akashi forges experimental, dynamic objects, recalling states of organic transformation, growth, and decay. The Los Angeles artist initially studied photography, and her interest in the photographic process of transformation through time and space moved her to explore candle making, sculpture, and glassmaking. Akashi’s sculptural universe exists in a perpetual state of metamorphosis, which is illuminated by the self-consuming flames of dripping wax candles and ephemeral light filtering through blown glass objects. Unidentifiable and inexplicably appealing, the deceptively nuanced sculptural bodies call out to be touched and are often held in delicately cast bronze hands.

American, b. 1983, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Solo Shows

Long Island City,
Kelly Akashi: Long Exposure | SculptureCenter
Kelly Akashi: Group Exhibitions | Various Locations
Los Angeles,
Kelly Akashi: Made in L.A. 2016 | Hammer Museum
Michael Jon & Alan, 

Fair History on Artsy

Ghebaly Gallery at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018
Ghebaly Gallery at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2018
Ghebaly Gallery at Paris Internationale 2017