.Mr. Harada: New Works at Local Color

Life is not like a Thomas Kinkade painting. The universe is vast, cold and indifferent. But that doesn’t stop Mr. Harada from seeking out the beauty within a turbulent sea of bummers. This San Jose visual artist (and Metro contributor) deploys sarcasm, nihilism and good, old-fashioned brutal honesty to get to the pith of the human experience. Some of his recurring characters recall Max from Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, while others are grotesque caricatures of drunks, lowlifes and the perpetually down-and-out—plus the occasional creepy clown. His latest solo show is titled “Still Trying to Figure it Out.”

Mr. Harada: New Works
Fri, 7pm, Free
Local Color, San Jose
 

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