Nishimura Gallery - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Nishimura Gallery. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Summer Show 2017

    Summer Show 2017

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-07-11 - 2017-09-02

    Glass and wood sculpture by Katsura Funakoshi, painting by Takanobu Kobayashi, a deer sculpture by Atsuhiko Misawa, painting by Chieko Oshie, installation art by Asae Masutani, works on paper by Nahoko...More »

  • poster for Takanobu Kobayashi “Normal Life, Ordinary Pictures”

    Takanobu Kobayashi “Normal Life, Ordinary Pictures”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2017-04-11 - 2017-05-20

    This exhibition marks the release of a limited edition run of Takanobu Kobayashi’s book “Futsu no kurashii, atarimae no e (Normal Life, Ordinary Pictures),” his first collection of essays that was released...More »

  • poster for David Hockney “The Yosemite Suite”

    David Hockney “The Yosemite Suite”

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing - Photography
    • 2016-10-01 - 2016-11-12

    During visits to Yosemite National Park, California in 2010 and 2011, Hockney made the series of iPad drawings titled “The Yosemite Suite” using the touch screen as canvas with the “Brushes” app. The multi-layered...More »

  • poster for Nahoko Sashida “Earthly Branches”

    Nahoko Sashida “Earthly Branches”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-07-19 - 2016-09-03

    Nahoko Sashida creates vividly colorful “pictoral encyclopedias” with compositions drawing on word associations and their subconscious imagery. Here she presents 12 works with motifs from the Chinese zodiac...More »

  • poster for Takanobu Kobayashi Exhibition

    Takanobu Kobayashi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-11-11 - 2015-12-12

    Kobayashi’s latest five oil paintings and six drawings are all forest-based: inverted jars in the grass, blocks keeping impossible balance, a man lying along a river, and so on. Though these are fantasy-based...More »

  • poster for 40 Years Plus

    40 Years Plus

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2015-05-08 - 2015-06-27

    Having celebrated its 40 year anniversary in June 2014 Nishimura Gallery once again brings together an exhibition of new work from its leading artists who continue you to take innovative steps forward....More »

  • poster for Chieko Oshie Exhibition

    Chieko Oshie Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-04 - 2015-03-07

    In this exhibition, Chieko Oshie features 4 paintings and around 10 drawings, which make up a body of some of her newest work, filled with silent but tender conversation.More »

  • poster for Kumi Machida “Painting, Drawing, Print”

    Kumi Machida “Painting, Drawing, Print”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2014-10-15 - 2014-11-15

    Kumi Machida’s work was included in the 2006 exhibition “No Border” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and appeared on the cover of Kaori Fujino’s 2013 Akutagawa Prize-winning novel “Tsume to Me”...More »

  • poster for Nishimura Gallery 40th Anniversary

    Nishimura Gallery 40th Anniversary

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-06-25 - 2014-08-02

    Celebrating 40 years of the Nishimura Gallery through an exhibition of seven Japanese artists. Reflecting on its long history the gallery has provided a platform for leading British artists such as David...More »

  • poster for “New Year New Works 2014”

    “New Year New Works 2014”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2014-01-22 - 2014-03-01

    [Image: Asae Soya “The Light” 2013 oil on cotton on panel 146 x 228 cm]More »

  • poster for Asae Soya “Sora”

    Asae Soya “Sora”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-11-20 - 2013-12-14

    This solo show presents original illustrations, blueprints, and other drawings, many of which have never been exhibited before, for Soya’s installation “Sora.” More »

  • poster for Takanobu Kobayashi “2 Seconds Before Dreaming”

    Takanobu Kobayashi “2 Seconds Before Dreaming”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-09-17 - 2013-10-19

    A collection of drawings and oil paintings, including the large scale depiction of a forest bathed in morning light, all attempting to capture a sense of narrative within a single work. [Image: Takanobu...More »

  • poster for Summer Show 2013

    Summer Show 2013

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2013-07-05 - 2013-08-03

    A group exhibition of associated artists including recent drawing and sculpture from Katsura Funakoshi and unseen work from Kumi Machida. [Image: Asae Soya “Corner”(2003) oil on cotton on panel 90.9...More »

  • poster for Kumi Machida Exhibition

    Kumi Machida Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-05-07 - 2013-06-15

    10-12 new paintings and drawings by the winner of the 2007 Sovereign Asian Art Prize. Machida’s work features sharp lines and restrained coloring on Japanese kumohada paper. Utilizing oriental painting...More »

  • poster for Nishimura Gallery Collection

    Nishimura Gallery Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation
    • 2013-03-05 - 2013-03-30

    Features around 60 artworks from Japanse and overseas artists.More »

  • poster for "New Year New Works" Exhibition

    "New Year New Works" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2013-01-22 - 2013-02-23

    Group show of artists associated with the gallery. [Image: Takanobu Kobayashi, "Full Moon" (2012) oil on canvas 53 x 80.3 cm] More »

  • poster for Atsuhiko Misawa “Animals 2012”

    Atsuhiko Misawa “Animals 2012”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-11-13 - 2012-12-15

    This exhibition showcases new ceramic works and other pieces shown at museums in recent years, focusing on sculptures of rare animals and "spirit pairs" from the Pacific coast of Canada. [Image: Atsuhiko...More »

  • poster for "SEPTEMBER 2012" Exhibition

    "SEPTEMBER 2012" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Product
    • 2012-09-11 - 2012-10-13

    Selection of paintings, prints and sculptures by David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Richard Hamilton, Kumi Machida and Katsura Funakoshi. [Image: Richard Hamilton "Soft pink landscape" (1980) collotype,...More »

  • poster for "35 Years +" Exhibition

    "35 Years +" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2012-06-19 - 2012-07-28

    To celebrate the publication of a book showcasing the gallery's history, this exhibition features seven of the space's current artists, and others from its past. [Image: Takanobu Kobayashi, "Pillow"...More »

  • poster for "On Paper 2012" Exhibition

    "On Paper 2012" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2012-02-21 - 2012-04-07

    Works on paper by both Japanese and foreign artists. THere will also be an accompanying show of smaller works.More »

  • "Graphics Prints & Posters" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Prints
    • 2011-12-13 - 2012-01-28

    Features a wealth of posters by well-known foreign artists and designers.More »

  • poster for Nahoko Sashida Exhibition

    Nahoko Sashida Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Drawing
    • 2011-09-27 - 2011-10-22

    Nahoko Sashida has already held many previous exhibitions on themes such as travel and dreams. Her pop art style comes into fruition now with these 8 new, highly detailed illustrations works depicting...More »

  • poster for "Summer Show 2011" Exhibition

    "Summer Show 2011" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2011-06-14 - 2011-08-06

    On display is a selection of drawings, sculptures, prints and photos by various international and Japanese artists. [Image: Anthony Green, “Canterbury Belle” (1964)]More »

  • poster for Asae Soya "Float"

    Asae Soya "Float"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-03-29 - 2011-05-31

    First solo exhibition in three and a half years by Asae Soya (b. 1974 in Kanagawa). Soya studied oil painting at Tokyo University of the Arts and received the Shell Art Prize in 2001 while still a student...More »

  • poster for Kumi Machida "Stories from a Cold Country"

    Kumi Machida "Stories from a Cold Country"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-12-14 - 2011-02-05

    [Image: Kumi Machida, "Rocking Horse" (2010), sumi(blue), sumi(brown), mineral pigments, pigments and color pencil on kumohada linen paper 140 x 113cm]More »

  • poster for Takanobu Kobayashi "Dreaming, Dreaming"

    Takanobu Kobayashi "Dreaming, Dreaming"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-11-27 - 2011-02-28

    [Image: "Dream, dreaming us" (2004) oil on canvas 270x540 cm ED Brogan Collection]More »

  • poster for "September 2010" Exhibition

    "September 2010" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-09-07 - 2010-10-16

    Group exhibition of new works by the gallery's artists.More »

  • poster for ”Summer Show 2010” Exhibition

    ”Summer Show 2010” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2010-07-01 - 2010-07-31

    This summer exhibition at Nishimura Gallery features works by 13 Japanese and international artists. On display are drawings, sculptures and prints by artists like David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Anish...More »

  • poster for Takanobu Kobayashi "Summer Moon"

    Takanobu Kobayashi "Summer Moon"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-04-27 - 2010-06-05

    10 new works that depict people in sleeping bags.More »

  • poster for Katsura Funakoshi Exhibition

    Katsura Funakoshi Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-03-02 - 2010-04-10

    On display are 3 sculptures and 10 drawings by Funakoshi, as well as one new work from his ongoing Sphinx series.More »

  • poster for Tadanori Yokoo "Tokyo Y-Intersection"

    Tadanori Yokoo "Tokyo Y-Intersection"

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2009-10-20 - 2009-11-21

    Without being shackled by established frameworks of art, Tadanori Yokoo has demonstrated an exceptional talent in various fields such as design, painting, photography, film, theater, music and literature....More »

  • poster for "Drawing & Print Show 2009"

    "Drawing & Print Show 2009"

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2009-09-01 - 2009-10-01

    Nishimura Gallery is holding "Drawing & Print Show 2009" from September 1st (Tue) through to October 10th (Sat), showcasing collections of drawings and prints by both domestic and international artists. The...More »

  • poster for "Seven -35th Anniversary" Exhibition

    "Seven -35th Anniversary" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2009-06-23 - 2009-07-25

    Celebrating the 35th anniversary, Nishimura Gallery is holding an exhibition entitled "Seven - 35th Anniversary" from June 23rd to July 25th. Nishimura Gallery has held 256 exhibitions, from lithograph...More »

  • poster for "Drawings" Exhibition

    "Drawings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2009-04-07 - 2009-05-09

    Oshie joined Artist in Residence 2008 at Ohara Museum of Art last year. She stayed for 3 months at Muison-sou, an old atelier formally owned by an artist Torajiro Kojima, and drew within majestic nature....More »

  • poster for Kae Higuchi Exhibition

    Kae Higuchi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-02-03 - 2009-02-28

    Kae Higuchi was born in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture in 1975, and graduated from Tohoku Seikatsu Bunka College in 1997. In spring of 2005, she was introduced in the "N.E.Blood 21" exhibition at the Rias Ark...More »

  • poster for Takanobu Kobayashi "Far Light"

    Takanobu Kobayashi "Far Light"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-11-18 - 2008-12-20

    This solo exhibition of Takenobu Kobayashi consists of 11 paintings and 5 drawings, all depicting changing light through day and night. "River Bank" shows a river bank in the morning sunlight, while "Electric...More »

  • poster for Richard Hamilton Exhibition

    Richard Hamilton Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-10-07 - 2008-11-01
  • poster for Kumi Machida "Snow Day"

    Kumi Machida "Snow Day"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-07-01 - 2008-08-02

    Kumi Machida was born in Gunma prefecture in 1970. She graduated from Tama University of Art in 1994, majoring in nihon-ga (Japanese style painting). Since then, she has made work using uniquely Japanese...More »

  • poster for Chieko Oshie Exhibition

    Chieko Oshie Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2008-05-13 - 2008-06-14

    Nishimura Gallery is pleased to present Chieko Oshie’s new works from May 13th (Tue) to June 14 (Sat). This is the 5th and the newest exhibition of this highly praised artist. Oshie Chieko was born...More »

  • poster for Tadanori Yokoo "Onsen"

    Tadanori Yokoo "Onsen"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-11 - 2008-04-12

    This artist has been a pioneer in a variety of fields such as performance art, film and music since making his debut as a graphic designer in the beginning of the 1960s. In 1981 he announced that he was...More »

  • poster for Katsura Funakoshi Exhibition

    Katsura Funakoshi Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-01-29 - 2008-02-23

    [Image: "Not Imagine Horns" Painted camphor wood, marble 112 x 66 x 30cm]More »

  • poster for Asae Soya "prism"

    Asae Soya "prism"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-10-23 - 2007-11-17

    As a painter, Soya has been continuously active, and has been recognized for quite a while, especially since she won the grand prize for 'The 6th Exhibition of Showa Shell Sekiyu Contemporary Art Prize’...More »

  • Permanent Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2007-07-24 - 2007-09-08
  • poster for Atsuhiko Misawa "Another Unity"

    Atsuhiko Misawa "Another Unity"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2007-06-23 - 2007-07-21

    This exhibition, centering on this artist's drawings and paintings, is being held to coincide with the Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum retrospective exhibition featuring his wood carvings. Keys to the artist's...More »

  • poster for Takanobu Kobayashi "From Submarine to Portrait 1989-2007"

    Takanobu Kobayashi "From Submarine to Portrait 1989-2007"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-05-15 - 2007-06-09

    The artist, who was born in Tokyo in 1960 and graduated from the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts in 1986, started painting submarines as reflections of himself in such works as 'Alone' and 'Hard...More »

  • poster for Kae Higuchi "My Ears are Ringing Sometime"

    Kae Higuchi "My Ears are Ringing Sometime"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2007-02-20 - 2007-03-17

    Following the success of her first solo exhibition at Nishimura Gallery, up and coming artist Kae Higuchi will exhibit 15 new works. Higuchi was born in 1975 in Sendai, and graduated from Tohoku Seikatsu...More »

  • Gallery Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2007-01-12 - 2007-02-19
  • poster for Katsura Funakoshi Exhibition

    Katsura Funakoshi Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2006-11-07 - 2006-12-09

    Since 1985, Nishimura Gallery has consistently displayed sculptures and drawings by Katsura Funakoshi. This exhibition is his first exhibition to display new works in five years. Funakoshi produces...More »

  • poster for Takanobu Kobayashi "Things and Feelings"

    Takanobu Kobayashi "Things and Feelings"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-10-03 - 2006-10-28

    12 new oil paintings and several drawings all depicting people's faces as their main subject will be on display or Takanobu Kobayashi's eighth exhibition at this gallery. ["Man in a Green Shirt", 2006]...More »

  • poster for Summer Show 2006

    Summer Show 2006

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Party
    • 2006-07-11 - 2006-08-05

    There will be an opening party on July 11th, 17:00-19:00. [Kumi Machida, "Meeting", 2006]More »

  • poster for Kumi Machida Exhibition

    Kumi Machida Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2006-06-06 - 2006-07-01

    New works by Kumi Machida, the sensation of MOT's Annual 2006 "No Border" - From Nihonga to Nihonga. Mixing two themes: beautiful materials of Japanese-style paintings, and the chaos and unease of modern...More »

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    Permanent Collections Display

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-03-07 - 2006-05-06
  • poster for Yoji Kuri - New Works

    Yoji Kuri - New Works

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2006-02-07 - 2006-03-04

    Yoji Kuri is an animator known around the world. This exhibition features twenty new works, including 9 paintings mixing humor with uncertainty. The work "Clouds to rivers, and then clouds again" features...More »

  • Gallery's Private Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-01-11 - 2006-02-06
  • poster for Collection - Prints of British Artists

    Collection - Prints of British Artists

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2005-11-15 - 2005-12-10

    Pop Art, one of last century's most impressive art styles, was born in England in the mid-1950s, influencing not only art, but also the music and fashion of the times. "Swinging London" became the cultural...More »

  • poster for Isshiki Chikako New Paintings

    Isshiki Chikako New Paintings

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-10-04 - 2005-10-29

    Fifteen new oil paintings of colorful flowers such as cherry blossoms, roses, tulips, begonias and hydrangeas by Chikako Isshiki. The artist, a graduate of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music,...More »

  • poster for Summer Show 2005

    Summer Show 2005

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2005-07-19 - 2005-08-10

    8 artists works will be on display. Besides the venue's regular exhibitors Katsura Funakoshi, Takanobu Kobayashi, Atsuhiko Misawa, and Chieko Oshie, works by 4 newcomers, Kumi Machida, Kae Higuchi, Chikako...More »

  • poster for Kae Higuchi "24℃"

    Kae Higuchi "24℃"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-06-21 - 2005-07-06

    Kae Higuchi was born in Sendai in 1975. She studied printmaking while at Tohoku Seikatsu Bunka Daigaku, and was later drawn to the whiteness and the texture of tempera and self-taught herself its techniques....More »

  • poster for Atsuhiko Misawa "Animals 05"

    Atsuhiko Misawa "Animals 05"

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2005-05-10 - 2005-06-04

    This is Atsuhiko Misawa's fourth exhibition at Nishimura Gallery. In his first exhibition in 2000, he presented life-size sculptures of animals, such as a zebra and a dog, carved out of camphor wood and...More »

  • poster for Kumi Machida "à Sade"

    Kumi Machida "à Sade"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2005-03-15 - 2005-04-02

    By choosing materials such as India ink and pigment on fine flaxen paper, Kumi Machida projects the beloved Japanese motifs of Cupies and bobbed-hair children in a twisted present time, based in anxiety....More »

  • poster for Chieko Oshie "Nude"

    Chieko Oshie "Nude"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2005-02-07 - 2005-02-26

    An exhibition featuring 25 nude watercolor drawings by Chieko Oshie. More »

  • New Works by Five Artists < Nishimura Gallery 30 Years >

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2004-11-09 - 2004-12-11

    Nishimura Gallery will be marking its 30th anniversary with a five-person show, which will also be its 229th exhibition. More »

  • poster for Horst Antes - gouache・lithograph・aquatint

    Horst Antes - gouache・lithograph・aquatint

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2004-09-21 - 2004-10-23

    Horst Antes is renowned for his “kopffüssler” or “head-footer” (creatures with legs attached directly to a disproportionately large head and usually a gigantic single eye) paintings, but is also an avid...More »

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