SHUMOKU GALLERY Pop Up @ MAHO KUBOTA

Apr 12 (Fri.), 2019 - May 11 (Sat.), 2019

Shusaku Arakawa《Untitled》1964, pencil, color pencil, watercolor and collage on paper, 76×56cm  ©︎Shusaku Arakawa
Sawako Kishimoto, From “Men and Women” circa 1980, oil on board ©︎Sayako Kishimoto

MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY is proud to present SHUMOKU GALLERY Pop Up@MAHO KUBOTA, a Tokyo project in collaboration with Nagoya’s SHUMOKU GALLERY opening on April 12, 2019.
*We will be closed for the Golden Week Holidays from April 29 to May 6.

The show features works by SHUMOKU GALLERY artists Kuniaki Yamamura, Hiroyuki Suzuki, and Sayako Kishimoto, as well as works by Shusaku Arakawa and Kotaro Migishi, who have connections to Nagoya, and Natsuyuki Nakanishi, who shares influences with these two artists.

The exhibition is co-curated by MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY and SHUMOKU GALLERY. It focuses first on the influence of surrealism seen in the works of Kotaro Migishi, a leading Japanese modernist painter whose life came to an unexpectedly early end while in Nagoya, and in the early works of Nagoya-born contemporary artist Shusaku Arakawa. It then shifts attention to the mysterious diagrams of Natsuyuki Nakanishi. The show also attempts to decipher the captivating paintings left behind by Sayako Kishimoto, who studied in the fine arts course at Aichi Prefectural Asahigaoka Senior High School at almost the same time as Arakawa and Genpei Akasegawa, and later joined them as a member of the Neo-Dada Organizers in Tokyo. Finally, it presents works from the 1960s and 1980s by Kuniaki Yamamura, who was a mere two years behind Kishimoto at Asahigaoka Senior High School and is still active today, as well as monochrome works demonstrating the unique methodology and concepts of Hiroyuki Suzuki, who for a time helped Arakawa produce prints in New York.