26 Jan Gallery 30 South presents On The Record by Yuki Toy
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 9th 3-6PM
Yuki Toy is an artist and author in Los Angeles. She grew up in Hokkaido, Japan and teaches Anatomy Illustration at American University of Health Sciences in Signal Hill and figure drawing at SPACE South Pasadena Art Center. She has been published in multiple medical illustration books and her artwork has been part of the curriculum at USC and Cal Tech. Yuki received an MFA from CSU, Los Angeles, and a BFA from SUNY New Paltz, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Known for anatomical illustration in muted, pastel tones, her combination of colored pencils and gouache creates a subdued and nostalgic feel–evoking a tradition that spans from Leonardo da Vinci to Frank Henry Netter.
Yuki’s latest series of literal pop culture dissections, On the Record, utilizes actual vintage record covers to showcase her medically accurate illustrations. Some of the pieces in this show have new artwork on multiple surfaces, and some of them have new drawings on the actual LPs. The notion of collecting is directly confronted, since the artist’s appropriation of pop relics can be interpreted as a form of vandalism to a record-collecting purist. This more personal form of graffiti juxtapozes the objects relative value as an antique with its intrinsic, aesthetic equivalent–that of a unique work of fine art.
On View Through: February 2 – 23, 2020