Watershed Repeat by Devon Tsuno
30″ x 22″, 31.25″ x 25.25″ x 1.75″ with frame, Screenprint on Rives BFK, Edition of 50, Printed at Press Works
This one is unframed.
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Artificial Realities curated by G. James Daichendt from January 23rd to February 23rd, 2016
Devon Tsuno is a Los Angeles – native, his recent abstract paintings on canvas and handmade papers focus on the LA watershed and native vs nonnative vegetation. Utilizing screen and risograph printing, his print projects include artist books and sitespecific installations addressing water use in Los Angeles. He was awarded a 2014 California Community Foundation (CCF) Emerging Artist Fellowship for Visual Art and has exhibited projects at the, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA), Hammer Museum Venice Beach Biennial, and Roppongi 605 in Tokyo. He is an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at California State University, Dominguez Hills where he directs the painting and drawing program. Since 2003, Devon has worked as the founder/director of Concrete Walls, an artist run curatorial project that focuses on building community by facilitating collaborations, educational projects, and group exhibitions throughout Southern California. Tsuno received an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2005 and a BFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2003.
Devon Tsuno’s Watershed Repeat, limited edition screenprint (edition of 50) was handmade at Press Works in Upland, CA documenting the urgent state of the LA Watershed in 2015. Tsuno’s ongoing Watershed series has been exhibited at the Hammer Museum Venice Beach Biennial, Sam Francis Gallery, the Pacific Design Center and was identified by Art Ltd. Magazine as “Critic’s Picks: 2014 Top 10 Lists” of Los Angeles exhibitions by art critic, Shana Mys Dambrot.
“While many Angelenos speed down the freeways, crossing over the concrete channels that once were thriving environments, in “Watershed” we are left to contemplate how nature exists here. Artistadventurers like Tsuno help to bring attention to this fact and remind us of the hidden ecosystems all around the city that are deserving our attention.” – Seth Hawkins, Artillery Magazine