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John-Mark Ikeda

What Suits Us

January 26, 2012 - June 24, 2012
Upstairs Galleries


John-Mark Ikeda
What Suits Us
Jan 26-Jun 24
Upstairs Galleries

At the point where long-held beliefs fall into decline and once-esteemed notions crumble, questions arise about those belief systems. It is at this point that John-Mark Ikeda begins his exploration of the current economic climate. Ikeda deconstructs the iconic business suit — which he equates with the failed economy — stripping it down to its component parts and pinning it to the wall like a specimen, with accompanying business accessories, in an attempt to reconstitute it as a symbol of power.

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  • What Suits Us
    January 26, 2012 – June 24, 2012
    Viewing Corridor
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Artist Bio

John-Mark Ikeda
John-Mark Ikeda is a San Francisco-based artist. He works in a variety of mediums including printmaking, video, digital photography, installation, and augmented reality. He holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA from Bowdoin College. Ikeda is the co-recipient of the Bronze Roller Award and the Richard P. Martel Award. He is currently a studio artist at Root Division, located in San Francisco’s Mission District.

YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
Abundance Foundation
Koret Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Novellus Systems

YBCA Exhibitions 11–12 is made possible in part by:
Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan, Meridee Moore and Kevin King, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Free First Tuesdays:
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