Erika Sanada & Calvin Ma Play Together @ Antler
There's all sorts of cuteness happening at Antler Gallery this month. Erika Sanada and Calvin Ma take inspiration from their own feelings of social anxiety (past and present) to sculpt beautiful creations. In Play II, Erika Sanada's adorable introverts are exhausted from being 'Little Warriors' in social settings. With miniature size pups in gradient pastel hues, worriment never looked so appealing. Calvin Ma's sculptures are reminiscent of action figures in form and concept with their body armor and robot-like apparatus. With titles like 'Geared Up' and 'Take It On', Ma tackles his nervousness head first, but not without cloaking himself with a secret identity for protection.
Play II is on view through September 26th at Antler Gallery, 2728 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211, www.antlerpdx.com