Cute and Scary・2004

Group Show curated by Jean Barberis
Flux Factory
New York, NY, USA
November 20 – December 18, 2004

“An exhibit that will showcase works by emerging artists raised within a milieu where comics and Japanese animation began to reveal a dark side beneath the Hello Kitty exterior.
Something in the work of these artists remains childlike and innocent. But a deeper look reveals a poignant dark side. An unsolved dichotomy, makes the work feel both empowered and vulnerable.
This ambiguity translates into works that come across as fun and disturbing, dark and light, cute and scary without really favoring one or the other. Subverted clichés of feminism, pop culture or eroticism mingle with nightmarish visions.”