The following are a few pictures I took at the Tomokazu Matsuyama’s East Weets Mest exhibit at the Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC. While being pretty familiar with his paintings, I was excited to see some of his sculptures and installations in person. The name of the exhibition plays upon the homogenization of cultures. Mixing traditional Japanese imagery with broader, internationally recognized signs and symbols, like the Nike slogan, “Just Do It,” and a Western-style piggy bank, Matsuyama portrays the intermingling of Eastern and Western cultures. At first, much of the work had a slight creepiness but that eventually gave way to playfulness upon closer inspection.