Nishimura gallery is pleased to present“NEW YEAR NEW WORKS 2014”from Wed 22 January 2014 to Sat 1 March, the group exhibition of new or unreleased works by KOBAYASHI Takanobu, SOYA Asae, FUNAKOSHI Katsura, MACHIDA Kumi, and MISAWA Atsuhiko.
OSHIE Chieko will have her solo exhibition at our gallery in this year for the first time in about six years. In this exhibition, she will show a 73 x 91 cm sized painting ("wabisuke").
KOBAYASHI Takanobu had his solo exhibition at our gallery last year for the first time in three years. He exhibited some works which evoked a kind of story. That seemed to show his new direction and got a favorable recepcion. From November to December of 2014, his retrospective solo exhibition will be held at Yokosuka Museum of Art (and will tour).
In this exhibition, he will show two new paintings.
SOYA Asae got Yokohama Cultural Award and Kanagawa Cultural Award along with her retrospective solo exhibition at Art Tower Mito, so the year of 2013 had became very successful for her. Especially, in the solo exhibition at Art Tower Mito showing both representative and new works together, her first try of video installation “sora” was also exhibited and got high reputation. Besides, our gallery exhibited the original drawings and plots related to this installation until 14 December 2013.
In this group exhibition, some works for the said exhibition at Art Tower Mito (above image) will be exhibited with some new paintings.
FUNAKOSHI Katsura shows“Blue Ruin” (2000) and “The Sphinx Sees War” (2005) are exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki (-13 January 2014). “Moving Water” (1993) and “The Sphinx Floats in Forest” (2006) are exhibited at Karuizawa New Art Museum (-23 September 2014).
In this exhibition,“Am I Floating?”(2011) which have been unreleased in Japan are exhibited with some new drawings.
MACHIDA Kumi had her solo exhibition from May to June of 2013 at our gallery for the first time in two years. Some works which present her new aspects were exhibited and aroused interests.
In this exhibition, some new paintings and drawings will be exhibited.
MISAWA Atsuhiko had his solo exhibition at Mie Prefectural Art Museum and Hamamatsu Municipal Museum of Art last year. Over 24,000 people visited each museum and they ended with high reputation. In 2014, he will have his solo exhibition at Asago Art Village in Hyogo from March to May, Takamatsu city museum of Art from September to October, and Iwate Museum of Art from July to August.
In this exhibition, new sculptures of cat, boar and koala, are exhibited with some new paintings.