Yukinori Dehara’s The Jizo
Giant Robot is proud to host The Jizo, an art show featuring new work by Yukinori Dehara. An opening reception - featuring a rare U.S. appearance by the Japanese artist - will take place from 6:30PM until 10:00PM on Saturday, June 5th 2010.
For this show, Dehara's inspiration will be Jizo, the Buddhist divinity who protects the departed souls of deceased children, babies, and unborn fetuses, whose likeness can be found in cemeteries and on roadsides in Japan. In Dehara's words, these statues are "Japanese stone angels.”