CULT Aimee Friberg is thrilled to present a solo presentation of new work by Masako Miki from her Hyakki Yagyo (Night Parade of 100 Demons) and Offerings series for FOG Design+Art Fair 2024. In its inaugural year on the occasion of the fair’s eleventh anniversary, this new sector FOG FOCUS will highlight nine galleries selected by invitation offering curatorial presentations by one artist each. FOG Design+Art Fair is open to the public from January 18 to 21 at Fort Mason in San Francisco, with a preview gala benefiting SFMOMA on Wednesday, January 17.
Presented as an enchanted playground for a vibrant, visionary world, Masako Miki’s solo presentation will feature individual watercolors, a wall mural, and sculpture in bronze and felt. The semi-abstracted forms achieved with Miki’s striking palette of bold colors and rich textures refer to the yokai or shapeshifters of Shinto folklore. The characters are translated as ghosts, deities, or preternatural creatures, re-contextualized into contemporary time. Fluid and non-binary in nature, they exist as a hybrid of sacred and secular, animate and inanimate, rendering them boundless and independent.