Fresh off his LA show last December (covered), Yoshitomo Nara will be opening an exhibition tomorrow night (6-8 pm) at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York. It sounds like a fantastic show as Nara will be showing new paintings and drawings as well as more large-scale sculptures with his collaborative group YNG. The structures are described as “two immense sculptures that recall stylized tannenbaums, with their roof shingling evoking exaggerated tree needles. Small cut-out windows and hanging lights punctuate the sculptures, providing them with the feel of a house or some surreal abode. The structures are hollow and present interiors replete with drawings and paintings all created in the artist’s hand, and with a multitude of stuffed animals from fans selected by the artist.”
For those stuck on the west coast this weekend, make sure to stop by Royal/T, not only to check out the “I Can’t Feel My Face” exhibit (covered) curated by KAWS, but also to watch the special screening presented by Dailydujour of Nara’s documentary “Traveling with Yoshitomo Nara” on Sunday, March 1st at 7 pm. “The 93 minute film follows Japanese art star Yoshitomo Nara and the GRAF design team on an international road trip as part of the preparation and creation of his epic â€˜A to Zâ€™ exhibition which was held in his hometown of Hirosaki in the summer of â€˜06.” We have often wished we could see it ourselves, but could not find a version subtitled in English. Check out a trailer after the jump.