Opening this Thursday, September 8th, at Chelsea’s Joshua Liner Gallery is East Weets Mest, the second full-gallery solo exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) Recently, we were lucky enough to have the chance to visit Matsu’s studio as he was finishing preparing for the show, and we were blown-away by what we saw. Matsu has been hard at work on an impressive collection for this show, including an amazing large-scale painting and two intricate sculptures. And from his description of the installation he’s planning, East Weets Mest should be far more than just the sum of the individual pieces.

We’re looking forward to bringing you coverage of the show on Thursday, but until then, check out all the behind-the-scenes preview images from our studio visit, after the jump.

Discuss this show here.
Discuss Matsu here.