Maki Ohkojima “Sleep of All Things, Vessels of the Earth”
This event has ended.
In the works of Maki Ohkojima, new life is born and new ecosystems develop out of sleeping creatures. The universe is depicted as being full of living things, with the connections between birds, beasts, plants and trees demonstrating the infinitesimal bonds of life. It is through the act of painting that Ohkojima breathes life into animals and plants.
In her works, the complexity of nature and the way it interconnects is expressed in a clear and detailed manner. At times her imagination literally jumps off of the canvas, spiraling out into the gallery space and spinning magnificent natural histories that combine a plethora of images and exceed our human sensibilities. Ohkojima’s unconventional approach to painting also leads her to use surfaces such as walls, floors, and ceilings to produce her pieces. In this exhibition you will have a chance to see the artist at work on a large wall mural and witness the explosive growth of huge plants that take over while the humans in her painting sleep. Even if mankind were to disappear, here life continues to spread forth.
Venue: Open studio space
■ Live Painting
Dates: Dec. 17 (Sun), Jan. 13 (Sat), 14 (Sun), 12:00-17:00
*The work will go on exhibit once completed.
*Staff will lead a guided tour every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday as of Jan. 20 (Sat) from 13:00 to 17:00.
Artist Talk: “The helix-like evolution of painting”
Date: Feb. 18 (Sun) 14:00-
Speaker: Maki Ohkojima (painter, current studio artist)
Admission: Free (attendees should head directly to the venue on the day of the event)
*Event in Japanese.
from November 03, 2017 to February 25, 2018
Closed from Dec. 29 (Fri) to Jan. 12 (Fri)