The CAVE Gallery in Venice will present Paradox Shifts, an exhibit of new works by Vancouver-based artist Taka Sudo, beginning Friday, Jan. 14 through Feb. 5.

After holding a series of exhibitions in Portland, Vancouver and Japan, Sudo has created a new collection of mixed media paintings for his debut feature show in Los Angeles.

A gallery spokesperson says Sudo’s dynamic style is influenced by the energy of the overcrowded subways, soaring skyscrapers and warmth of the people of Japan. Originally from Japan, the artist moved to British Columbia where he said his love for nature and the outdoors inspired his compelling imagery of resplendent chaos.

Sudo’s new works in Paradox Shifts include a series of fractured images of faces, reflecting the conflicting messages swirling around one’s environment.

Paradox Shifts will also showcase new works by: Brian Robertson, Charmaine Olivia, Craig Cartwright, Daryll Peirce, Eatcho, Euth, Gustavo Rimada, James Bentley, Jason Graham, Jeannie Lynn Paske, Jeff Felker, John Park, Josh Wigger, Megz Majewski and Tamara Weiss.

CAVE Gallery is at 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.

The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Information, (310) 450 6960, or