[Image: Yasuko Iba, grain#2018-2, 2018, silkscreen on BFK Rives, 76.5 x 57 cm (30.1x 22.4 in), edition of 20]
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“Multiples” is a group exhibition of printmaking by five of the gallery’s artists.
The plants and landscapes appearing in Yasuko Iba’s new grain series of prints, which have monochrome-like coloring, are composed of drops of ink that convey a sense of substance. The transparency and depth that they create give the impression that drops, or grains, of light had floated down onto the images on the paper. In contrast, Arata Isozaki sees prints as abstractions and visualizations of architectural concepts. Tadashi Kawamata’s silkscreens were created in 1995 when he set up installations at the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, in Recklinghausen, Germany. Taro Shinoda created his first silkscreens in 2017 based on sketches produced for a site-specific project commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery. Viewers normally only see finished works, but by layering sketches, photos, and other images produced as part of the creation process, both Kawamata and Shinoda teach us that the process itself is the essence of their works.
Tsuyoshi Ozawa’s “Everyone Likes Someone, As You Like Someone” is a project that generally goes by the name “The Futon Mountain.” Concerned for children who couldn’t play outside because they lived in areas with high radiation levels in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, Ozawa installed the Futon Mountain at the Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art. The Futon Mountain in this copperplate print possesses a different level of intimacy than the installations, acting as a small declaration that the nuclear incident will not be allowed to fade away with time. This exhibition can be thought of as an experiment of sorts, featuring explorations of the potential of printmaking by artists who work predominantly in painting, sculpture, installation, or architecture.