First art installation by Yu Yu Shiratori at Snakebite Creation Space in downtown Tucson on March 2

Artist Yu Yu Shiratori will be exhibiting her art at Snakebite Creation Space, 174 E. Toole Ave. (West of corner of N. 6th Avenue in downtown Tucson) on March 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.

I previously posted about a large mural she did at the MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento.

The artist’s statement:

“Slow Bloom is the most personally significant work I’ve created- it shares my narrative of growing up Japanese American in Arizona, and in many ways tells a story that is relatable to any person coming from an immigrant background. I’ll attach a small sneak peak of what will be at the show.”

From the gallery’s website:

“Slow Bloom is the first large scale installation by multi-disciplinary artist, Yu Yu Shiratori. Featuring culturally significant objects, contradictory materials, and larger than life proportions. Shiratori’s work travels through personal narratives set against the backdrop of the Sonoran Desert. Shiratori leverages resilience and fortitude in creating this work, and her instillation utilizes delicate and functional objects as stand-ins for durable objects that resist decay and disappearance, evoking qualities of strength and power. This playful subversion reflects on the parallel ways characteristics are built within individuals through experiences of cultural code switching, and other learned behaviors of navigating space.

Slow Bloom expands the familiar, stretching objects beyond their physical form through light and shadow. This visual metaphor illuminates the unseen forces that shape our lives. Ancestral wisdom, shared identity, and individual insights—all blend together, telling the story of our interconnected communities and the futures we collectively create.”

Show available to view the two following Saturdays from 10-1, or by appointment.

With gratitude, 
Yu Yu Shiratori

yu yu shiratori (she/her)

+1 520 419 5775

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