Past Exhibition : Gardar Eide Einarsson / Kaz Oshiro


2021.05.22.Sat - 06.27.Sun

Open :
Wed / Thu / Sun 14:00-19:00
Fri / Sat 14:00 - 20:00
Closed : Mon, Tue

Special Thanks : MAKI Gallery

東京都中央区日本橋馬喰町2-2-1 DDDHOTEL 1F
1F, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Bakuro-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

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Starting from May 22, PARCEL is pleased to present a two-person exhibition by Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson, who is currently based in Tokyo, and Okinawa born LA based artist Kaz Oshiro.

Einarsson, who was born in 1976, adopts the symbols, signs and codes employed in fields such as political messages and pop culture, transforming and using them as a significant factor in the development of his works. Resulting in various mediums such as paintings, installations, sculptures and collages. Through extreme enlargement, excerpts, repetition, and reproduction of these “symbols”, Einarsson skillfully separates them from their original contexts, while challenging viewers to question the meaning of the complex intertwining social systems and powers.

Oshiro uses three-dimensionally assembled canvases to create his works of art based on objects that are relevant to our everyday lives. His motifs and techniques range from trash cans, document shelves, and amplifiers that are created with a level of precision that could be misidentified as the actual objects, to bent paintings that seem to have collided into the wall or fallen onto the floor. Like Einarsson, Oshiro’s works are interwoven with elements of various cultures including pop-culture, as well as more essential and sociological elements, and are consistently based on his questioning and challenging of the existence of paintings itself. In addition to his representative works of everyday objects, in more recent years Oshiro has also introduced a series of works using steel beams as his motifs, a material that is literally used as the foundation of modern society.

The motif of Einarsson’s painting in this exhibition is from the ticket to the observation deck of the former World Trade Center Building, along with a series of new print works of a siren. Surrounding these are “steel beams” by Oshiro. This exhibition, which will be on view until the end of June, will provide an opportunity for those of us who are accustomed to being given a predetermined “meaning” as members of a society, to stop and reconsider what we see and are told.




Born 1976, Oslo, Norway
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan


“How to Survive in the West” The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
“Gardar Eide Einarsson” Maureen Paley, London, UK

“Total Control Zone” Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DEN
“Flagwaste” Team Gallery, New York, USA
“Rawhide Down” Standard (Oslo), Oslo, NOR

“Studies and Further Studies in a Dying Culture” Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, JPN
“Gardar Eide Einarsson and Oscar Tuazon” Maureen Paley, London, UK

“SHTF” Team (bungalow), Los Angeles, USA
“Distinct Functional Layers Help Establish Hierarchy and Order” Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DEN
“(UN)”, Gardar Eide Einarsson and Per Krohg, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, NOR

numerous group exhibition


ARoS, Aarhus, DEN
MOMA , New York, USA
SFMoMA, San Fransisco, USA
LA MoCA, Los Angeles, USA
LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt Am Main, GER
Norwegian National Museum of Art, Oslo, NOR
Birmingham Museums Trust, Birmingham, UK
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SWE
Nordic Contemporary Art Collection, SWE




Born 1967, Okinawa, Japan

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA



“Republic”, MAKI Gallery [Tennoz], Tokyo, JPN
“96375”, Nonaka-Hill, Los Angeles, CA

“Steel” Unforged, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, FRA
“A STANDARD”, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Kaz Oshiro, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“Diffuse Reflection”, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, FRA

numerous group exhibitions

Fonds national d’art contemporain, Paris, FRA
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
LACMA,Los Angeles, USA
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, USA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, USA
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, USA
Peter Norton Family Foundation, CA, USA
Rubell Museum, Miami, USA
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, USA
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK