Yasuaki Onishi has been in residence at Kala during his first trip to the United States. Onishi is an installation artist from Osaka, Japan, noted for his thoughtful use of simple, low-tech materials. Through combinations of black lights, fluorescent paint, plastic bags and fans, his sleight-of-hand works draw on natural phenomena, magic and a bit of whimsical humor. His memorable installations shift viewers’ attention from the reality of his mundane materials to the larger perception of air, gravity, space and light. For his first show in the United States, Onishi is creating a sculptural installation from black melted, dripping glue.