MISA SHIN GALLERY is pleased to announce a group exhibition “Light and Space Odyssey” which will be held at node hotel in Kyoto.
All the works in the exhibition are available for sale. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Light and Space Odyssey
Dates: Tuesday 7 November 2023 – Tuesday 30 January 2024
Venue: node hotel 1F, 461 Toroyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, JAPAN
Produced by Hiroaki Sumiya (Art Producer, CEO of DART)
Supported by MISA SHIN GALLERY
Born in Seoul in 1953. In 1976, she moved to Tokyo where she studied ikebana in the Sogetsu style. From the 1980s onward, she has been producing artwork around the themes of life cycles and time. She has participated in a number of international art exhibitions such as the 1991 São Paolo Biennal, the 46th Venice Biennale in 1995 where she represented Japan, and the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Solo exhibitions include Lucy and Her Time at the Samsung Gallery (Seoul, 2007), Forests of Aśoka at the Hara Museum (Tokyo, 2010) The house that continuously circulates at the National Gallery (Prague, 2014) , and The Nature Rules: Dreaming of Erth Project at Hara Museum (Tokyo, 2019). Currently her solo exhibition “La Vita Nuova” is on view at Ginza Maison Hermès Le Forum, Tokyo.
Born 1969 in Santa Monica, California. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA and Kamakura, Japan. Francis explores the vast space and spirituality of painting through abstract expressions that consist of multiple layers of blue and deep monochrome color works. His major exhibitions include DIC Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art,(Chiba, 2012), Lobby Gallery, Durst Organization, (New York, 2013), Ichihara Lakeside Museum, (Chiba, 2017), Sezon Museum of Modern Art, (Nagano, 2018), Martin Museum of Art, (Waco, 2019). His works are in collections including JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Banco de Espana, Frederick R. Weiseman Art Foundation, Mori Arts Center, and Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Oketa Collection, Tokyo American Club. His solo exhibition will be held in the Chigasaki City Museum of Art, Japan.
The contemporary art collective “Group Ultra Niigata (GUN)” established by Maeyama Tadashi, Ichihashi Tetsuo, Horikawa Michio and others in 1967 in Niigata, Japan. Known for the huge abstract painting Event to Change the Image of Snow in 1970, using agricultural sprayers to spread four pigments—red, blue, yellow, and green—upon a vast field of snow alongside the Shinano River running through Tokamachi, Niigata. Recent exhibitions includes “Niigata Contemporary Artist Group and Its Era GUN” Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art (Niigata, 2012), “Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Artists in the Global 1960s” at Japan Society (New York, 2019), and “Between Collectivism and Individualism —Japanese Avant-Garde in the 1950s and the 1960s”, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, (Warsaw, 2021).
Born in Fukui prefecture in 1993. Maeda creates abstract paintings using a paint knife to buildup layers of oil paint under the concept of “Accumulation of time” and “boundaries”. Her recent solo exhibitions include “Accumulating as we pass by”YUKIKO MIZUTANI (Tokyo、2022), GALLERY TOMO (Kyoto, 2019). Her work is part of collections such as DMG Mori Co., Ltd. and OCA Tokyo (Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.).
Born in Tokyo 1966. Lives and works in Hiroshima and Saitama. Received his MFA at the Tokyo University of the Arts. From 1994 to 1996, participated in WrK label. Shimizu moved to Copenhagen in 2008 as an Emerging Artists Overseas Training from the Agency for Cultural Affairs, until 2010. Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, Hiroshima City University. Major exhibitions include “Roppongi Crossing” Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2004), the Busan Biennale 2008 at the Busan Museum of Art (Busan, 2008), “Simple Interactions. Sound Art from Japan” Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde (Copenhagen, 2011), “On the edge 2012” Tungenes Fyr (Norway, 2012), “Elements” MISA SHIN GALLERY (Tokyo, 2012) and “Open Space 2014” NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] (Tokyo, 2014-2015), “Re-actions” MITSUBISHI ESTATE ARTIUM (Fukuoka, 2017), “Japan Media Art Festival 2018” The National Art Center (Tokyo 2018), “Tsushima Art Fantasia” (Nagasaki 2018). Currently, Shimizu is participating in “Setouchi Triennale 2019” (Kagawa 2019).
Born in 1949 in New York, lives and works in New York. Simmons is a contemporary American photographer and filmmaker, known for her distinct visual style and staged domestic scenes using dolls and miniature objects to explore objectification, domesticity, and American consumerism—their effect on women in particular. Her work is in the collections of renowned museums worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa among others.