The long anticipated LOVE MOVEMENT finally opened on Saturday, November 11 to a full house of San Francisco's overs of art, toys, and all things kawaii. Under the guiding hand of one Jeremyriad, the exhibition came to together beautifully to celebrate a theme of love at New People's Superfrog Gallery.
An all-star cast of Japanese, European, and American artists customized T-BOY and Dankeschoen bear toys under the guiding principle of love. Interpretations ranged from the literal, happy, or joyful to more contemplative, somber, or even dramatic.
Not only were the numerous customs on display for which the show was intended but walls also showcased many 2D pieces, which I was not expecting. My favorite of these were paintings by Yu Tihara, Satoshi Yoshioka and Yucachin (pictured above, from left to right).
One of the highlights of the evening, however, was a live beatboxing performance by Kazuo "Kaz" Saito. Check out the video I took of his first song of the evening. Later on Kaz is joined by violinist Nanaco for a beatbox-violin combo. Yeah, that's right. Not your typical night to be sure. I love this city.