melbourne: oriental elements

japanese artists toshikazu nozaka and usugrow currently have a dual show at melbourne's backwoods gallery. while the first started out as a professional skateboarder and practicing traditional japanese tattooing, the latter designed promotional graphics for punk and metal bands, combining traditional japanese artwork and punk iconography. the oriental elements show displays new works by the two artists, a series of prints and a massive installation [on until jul 31]. location: 25 easey street [fitzroy north]. © backwoods gallery / usugrow - untitled [2011]