Tetsuji Aono, “Aonopoly”
April 18 – May 16, 2009
Reception: Saturday, April 18, 7–10 pm

post industrial art for the post industrial age
990 N. Hill St. #205, Los Angeles 90012-1753
Contact: Kiet Mai
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Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 12-6pm; or by appointment

untitled, ceramic, (detail) 2009.


L2kontemporary is proud to present Aonopoly, Tetsuji Aono’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, opening April 18 and continuing through May 16, 2009.

Tetsuji Aono gives us Aonopoly, a hybridized, twisted and playful view of what are both simultaneously the logical and illogical approach towards the questionable straight / not-sostraight- forward poly-technical world of objects d'art. Although the work on display is all recent, it nonetheless reintroduces and re-examines much of the iconography and many of the themes that Aono has worked with in his sculptures (installations-teapots) over the years.

This new body of work, featuring yet unidentified and indescribable armies of creatures, examines numerous strong symbolic ties between the parts; it is an examination which ultimately creates a new, hybrid, whole and invites you to participate and revel in the peculiar properties and connections between hi-dummy art and lo-slick craft.

Aono uses traditional ceramic figurine-making methods, but by challenging the nature of the process he fights against G-forces (gravity) while constructing his multi-faceted, delicate and detailed army of hybrid objects d’art.

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