Yumiko Glover's paintings illustrate a thoroughly contemporary vantage point into Japan's governing sociology and culture. Drawing on themes such as imagination, desire, innocence and reality, Glover explores the country's complex patriarchical structure and gendered divisions. Depictions of provocatively-clad high school age girls in these oil on canvas works reveal the curent climate and expression of Japanese erotica and erotic artwork. A nod to Edo period shunga, Glover's works comment on the shifting relationship between the viewer and the viewed, and the practice of scopophilia.
Glover, a 2011 graduate of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, with a BFA in painting, has exhibited her work in venues such as the Honolulu Museum of Art and the University of Hawai'i Art Gallery. This is Glover's first show at the Bryan Ohno Gallery.