Showko Miyagawa "Mirage"

Gallery Dojunkai

poster for Showko Miyagawa "Mirage"

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The artist finds beauty when she realizes that plants are "alive" in the moment when they become older.

Flowers and insects alike at times show their terrifying sides. There are moments when humans, who until then thought that they can kill these small creatures with their own hands, realize that such creatures may actually be stronger than them. As a child, the artist was terrified when thick liquid oozed out of a caterpillar that she squashed. When catarpillars become a cocoon, they disassemble themselves into protein during metamorphosis before becoming a butterfly. The larva must be doing something sinister as it lies in the cocoon. Butterflies, mushrooms, lilies, hibiscus, all have their own queer "eeriness", and the artist feels that this is why they are so attractive.

The artist strives to participate in these scenes of nature as she sheds a new layer from previous exhibitions.



From 2007-03-29 To 2007-04-03 at 17:00


Showko Miyagawa



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