Momoka Sugahara “Butterfly Effect”
[Image: Momoka Sugahara “Butterfly Effect” (2015) Pigments, Hide glue, Japanese ink, Foil, Silver painting, Gold painting, Hemp paper, Union cloth 79.8 x 116.7 cm]
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The title of this exhibition is taken from an expression illustrating that a combination of apparently unrelated occurrences, no matter how insignificant they seem to be alone, can provoke deep changes. The Butterfly Effect theory expresses Sugahara’s artistic concept and philosophy of life. It also highlights the original structure of her works, which are composed of a myriad of motifs. Indeed, functioning like fragments of memory, her works suggest that a random association of times and spaces might have inevitable relevance, raising questions about necessity vs. contingency and reality vs. fantasy. Sugahara depicts motifs taken from nature like hydrangeas, ferns, and ponds, as well as everyday life in city landscapes, or new motifs such as electric lines. The power of the natural materials she uses, combined with the original composition of her works, allows any viewer to (re)-experience the fresh atmosphere of a misty morning by the salty sea or the beauty of a sunset around the corner of a silent street, while simultaneously evoking a day in June when the rain enhances the smell of flowers. Sugahara’s artworks are symbols of her philosophy. She has learned to accept time and the change of the seasons, as things passing away never remain the same.
from May 22, 2015 to June 13, 2015
Opening Reception on 2015-05-22 from 18:00