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REVIEWS

LOS ANGELES

Honor Fraser Gallery

Kaz Oshiro

Still Life

KAZ OSHIROUntitled Still Life, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 180 x 48 cm. Photo by Joshua White. Courtesy Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles.


Kaz Oshiro has a “painting problem.” This is what the Okinawa-born, Los Angeles-based artist said in an interview with the Walker Art Center on the occasion of its 2012 exhibition “Lifelike.” That group show featured labor-intensive artworks disguised as mundane, everyday objects: a blue, nylon sleeping bag by Gavin Turk, which was cast and painted bronze (Nomad,

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