Rock Paper Scissors – Gordon Sasaki


Gordon Sasaki, Rock Paper Scissors, gallery onetwentyeight, NYC, Japanese American, artists, inclusion, exhibition, janken

Rock Paper Scissors – Gordon Sasaki

Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, October 2
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

gallery onetwentyeight – 128 Rivington Street (between Norfolk and Essex Streets)

Admission: Free

Hawaiian-born, New York-based Japanese American artist Gordon Sasaki uses a variety of materials to explore multiple aspects of the body and its representations. A teacher in the education department at the Museum of Modern Art, Sasaki is dedicated to inclusion through the arts. The artist has been in a wheelchair since 1982, the result of an automobile accident.

The title of this exhibition grows out of a simple children’s game of choice and relationships. Rock crushes Scissors, Scissors cuts Paper, Paper covers Rock.

This exhibition similarly has three interrelated parts addressing issues of power, sexuality, and disability. Each of these familiar symbols holds a particular position in our individual experience and collective psyche; together the works present challenging positions in art and beauty through Sasaki’s thoughtful use of materials, scale, and humor.

For more information, please visit gallery onetwentyeight’s website.