COOP Gallery / 507 Hagan St. June 3, 2023 - June 24, 2023

Mikki Yamashiro

COOP Gallery is pleased to present The Mall, an art installation by LA-based artist Mikki Yamashiro along with dance performances by Amanda Reichert. Mikki Yamashiro’s installation explores a time before Zoom, TikTok, and Amazon Prime. A time when there was a common place to gather, shop, and be perceived: The Mall. In this body of work, Yamashiro recalls the nostalgia of the 1990’s and early 2000’s mall culture with hand-crocheted pieces that reference iconic logos and familiar brands. Yamashiro identifies the crocheted works as the antithesis of fast fashion, creating a parallel-universe Mall where there is value in the handmade and the imperfect.