Stickymonger Shapes and Re-Shapes Her Canvases in “D.D.D” @ Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo

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Nanzuka 2G, Tokyo // July 18, 2023 – September 03, 2023

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The exhibition’s title, “D.D.D,” derives from the sound of a busy signal on a telephone. Inspired by the transformation of the telephone’s meaning from excitement and anticipation in the past to a source of stress in the present, Stickymonger has incorporated trimmed scenes from her favorite old movies such as “Clueless,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” and “Night on the Earth” into her artworks. Through these works, she aims to share the nostalgia of those times with viewers.

This exhibition marks Stickymonger’s debut at NANZUKA and will showcase a total of eight pieces across the two venues. Each artwork depicts girls engaged in telephone conversations and texting, serving as a common theme throughout. The portrayal of these girls living in Stickymonger’s parallel world invites contemplation of the contrasting elements of darkness and light, anxiety and determination.

Stickymonger

D.D.D

July 18– September 3, 2023

NANZUKA 2G

July 5– September 2, 2023

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