Spheres of Influence: “Under Fluorescent Light” @ GR2

I’ve always had a soft spot for Giant Robot — not giant robots mind you, though sometimes they too can be endearing. I was more specifically referring to the Los Angeles gallery space dedicated to consistently striking artwork like this group show from July. Tonight racks up another name to the gallery’s litany of influential artists: Masakatsu Sashie. Sashie’s latest works are collected within “Under Fluorescent Light,” a series of “orb paintings” that amass tropes and motifs from the artist’s childhood into compact spheres of iconography — citing influences in everything from fast food to animé to the artwork of Antonio Lopez Garcia. “Light” goes dark October 15.

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