Moby Had an Art Show and it was Dumb. But Here’s one That’s Good.
I have to thank Moby in a way, because after I ran out of Emmanuel Fremin Gallery because it was starting to feel like a weird 90s music video reunion party, I ran into Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, where I discovered Artist Mayumi Lake’s amazing show “Latent Heat.” Lake grew up in Osaka Japan, a place where the female voice is to this day often repressed. She also saw great tragedy in her home town after the tsunami in 2011, and felt a need to apprehend people’s suffering, express their emotions, and preserve traditions (both metaphorical and material, paper and cloth are major themes in the show). I resonated with the pieces below in particular, because I thought they specifically captured all of those things with the complications, and loneliness, of a female perspective and voice in her culture. These images are courtesy of Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery.