Imagine yourself immersed inside a piece of art, just as Martin Scorsese was in Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams. This is the experience you will receive when you visit Margaret Ouchida’s solo show at the Los Angeles Art Association on Saturday, September 6th from 6-9pm. Her box animations come to life in her precise installation of work created to heighten your senses of nostalgia, memory, spirituality and peace.
Shana Nys Dambrot wrote of Ouchida’s work, “Art history, ecclesiastics, fabulism, and a profound delight in materials conspire in the studio of Margaret Ouchida. Her engrossing mixed media light-and- shadow boxes (which she calls “box animation”) tell many kinds of universal stories — art history, folklore, scripture, and children’s literature. But the real story is more fundamental still, and that is the story of her relationship to her craft; and her desire to transcend artificial, unhelpful boundaries between genres and techniques in order to arrive at a more intimate and expansive understanding of what inspires an artist. The works in Stories, Legends, and Realms offer a comprehensive overview of her practice, as each articulates an aspect of her inspirations and methods.”
Margaret Ouchida lives and works in Orange County, California. She is an illustrator, writer, and Sunday School teacher. Her love of picture books, stories, Disney, God, and her Japanese heritage is what has inspired her newest works, the box animations. Her solo show will be on view at the Los Angeles Art Association opening Saturday September 6th through October 3rd.Los Angeles Art Association 825 N. La Cienega Blvd.