An exhibition opening and conversation at Tulane University's Newcomb Art Museum.
Opening Wednesday, September 9, “A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum & Tomoo Gokita” presents new work by KAWS, alongside pieces from his personal collection by Chicago-based Karl Wirsum and Tokyo-based Tomoo Gokita.
The exhibition features 17 works by KAWS including shaped canvases referencing pop-culture characters and COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH), a 16-foot-tall outdoor sculpture. The show also features 26 works by Wirsum including drawings, paintings, and sculptures dating to 1968, as well as nine portraits and one sculpture by Gokita.
The show's opening reception will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 on Wednesday, September 9. Just prior, from 5:30 to 6:30, museum director Mónica Ramírez-Montagut will conduct a one-on-one interview with KAWS in Dixon Auditorium.
Both events are free and open to the public.