Yurie Itokawa “Storm”

Kodama Gallery | Shirokane

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Yurie Itokawa paints using silver and transparent colors to create reflections and transmit light. Her primary motifs are people, constellations, boats and houses, which are depicted against waterside or mountain landscapes. They are dreamy scenes that appear to resemble memories difficult to recall. Itokawa takes note of her dreams and imagined stories, using these to inform her works, which she produces while revisiting and rebuilding such past memories. The rough yet delicate surface of her works are created by the speed and weight of the brush strokes, brought to show little by little by the repeated yet unequal rhythm with which they are applied. This nuanced technique produces diffused reflections of light due to the synergistic effect of the silver and transparent colored paint. Depending on how they are lit and from what angle they are viewed, each of the paintings has a varied appearance.

This solo exhibition will present Itokawa’s latest works, which are based on a trip the artist took to a beautiful cave. Due to bad weather conditions the cave was not visible, however, so these works are based more on the artist’s memos and what she was not able to see. Even if she had been able to experience the beautiful reality of the cave firsthand, what is the likelihood that this could be expressed faithfully in a painting? It is precisely because of what Itokawa could not experience due to the storm that meant she could visualize the ambiguous glimpses depicted in these works - an ‘unreality’ just beyond reality.

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from January 07, 2017 to February 04, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-01-07 from 18:00

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Yurie Itokawa

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