Takuro Tamayama “Dirty Palace”

Calm & Punk Gallery

poster for Takuro Tamayama “Dirty Palace”

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Takuro Tamayama’s spaces seemingly materialize out of thin air, alternately akin to a metasearch engine rapidly uncovering long-lost images, or a rocking cradle that slowly but surely reveals an undifferentiated visual array with each oscillation. This hybrid sense of speed precludes the viewer’s objectivity, yet simultaneously suggests an omnipresent entity, dislocated on another dimension with a distant bird’s-eye view on our lives. In these dreamlike spaces, one is overcome with the sensation that the soft fabric of grid-like spacetime warps ever so gently.

These dimensional deformations are somehow familiar- like the color bar test patterns seared into television screens when the airwaves fall silent between late-night broadcasts, or perhaps the constant repetitive rotations that constitute a Rubik’s Cube in the interstices between solid block form- the layering of these methodically orderly images seemingly primed to produce a moiré effect.

Located between the antonymic poles of reassuring nostalgia and utter discomfort, this distortion may not be so soft, after all: not a simple wrinkle in the continuum, but rather a sharp sheared expansive cross-section. The pristine pre-made furniture in Clean House is a study in contrasts, perhaps proving to be the mirror image of a Dirty Palace on the opposite shore of light and shadow. The crux of Tamayama’s work is singular: space itself.



from November 10, 2018 to November 27, 2018
Closed Sundays and Mondays, open 11/25 and 11/6, open 14:00-21:00 on 11/26 and 11/27

Opening Reception on 2018-11-09 from 19:00 to 22:00


Takuro Tamayama



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