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LOS ANGELES

Ryoko Aoki

Hammer Projects at the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum

by SHANA NYS DRAMBOT

RYOKO AOKI, Detail of Cross Sight Puzzle,• 2003.• Suite of 66 drawings.• Mixed media • Courtesy Kodama Gallery, Osaka/Tokyo.

Japanese artist Ryoko Aoki appears to be playing a game of Exquisite Corpse with herself. Whether within the confines of intimate single-sheet drawings or stretching the margins of ambitiously scaled installation collage, the tenuous relationships connecting the multiple cohabitants of her compositions follow an unlikely internal logic.

Aoki has a Jungian penchant for mining her dreams in search…

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