Masayuki Oda, Frozen Chicken, 2009. Fabricated bronze, 11.5 x 9 x 14 in.

Masayuki Oda

Santa Monica

Lora Schlesinger Gallery

Masayuki Oda’s recent work consists of familiar-looking things made more interesting and sculptural because they are out of proportion, funny, or very abstract. Several objects are strange re-makes of the ordinary and overlooked, and all of them are cute to some degree. Though he draws some of his imagery from banal objects, the work has no connection to issues of consumerism or mass-production; instead, Oda’s insistent humor, particularly in the choice of materials and wacky distortions, gives it some bite. …see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.