Jul 21 – Aug 10, 2017
11:00-19:00, Closed | Sun, Mon, Jul 28
Venue | Yoshimi Arts
《recessed oval》 1981 oil, canvas 162.0 x 130.3 cm
Yoshimi Arts is pleased to present our exhibition “Insight 18”.
“Insight” is a regular exhibition featuring works by the artists of Yoshimi Arts that have been held since 2010, mainly our collections. All works are categorized in accordance with the theme of each exhibition, attempting to reveal “Insight”.
In the 18th “Insight”, we will exhibit the works of six artists, Rachel Adams, Shigeru Izumi, Mizuki Kakinuma, Keigo Kamide, Haruko Sasakawa, and Minako Nishiyama, variously including paintings, three dimensional works, and photographshas.
image | Haruko Sasakawa “Plastic Bag” 2015 plastic bag
Shigeru Izumi ”Shigeru Izumi PAINTINGS 1971-93″
Housework is never completed, the chaos always lurks ready to encroach on any area left unweeded, a jungle filled with dirty pans and the roaring giant stuffed toy animals suddenly turned savage. Terrible glass eyes.
The Heat Death of The Universe, Pamela Zoline, 1967
Rachel Adams’ MFA Degree Show 2017, Ruskin School of Art, Shirley, looks at the relationship between textile and computing technologies and domestic labour. The title references both the 1849 Charlotte Bronté novel set in the time of Luddite rebellion in Yorkshire in 1812 and Dame Stephanie Shirley, the programmer and tech entrepreneur who founded the Oxford Internet Institute in 2001.
Shirley Sculptural installation: dimensions variable Acrylic, felted dreadlocks, plug, f-connectors, silicon flesh tunnels, acrylic, shoe lasts, aluminium, heat shrink tubing, socket bolts, coppiced hazel, ash and willow.
As part of the Sainsbury’s Scholarship in the British School at Rome.
Yoshimi Arts is proud to present “Open Studio” is Rachel Adams first solo exhibition in Japan. This exhibition considers what it means to work in the studio and how creativity rubs up against domestic life. Influenced by sculptural history of the 20th century Adams has been considering images of the sculptor’s studio and and the sculptor at work. Alongside this she has been drawing on images from contemporary furniture and lifestyle blogs. Using hand dyed fabric, digitally fabricated acrylic shapes and traditional sculptural tools, this new series of sculptures aims to highlight contradictions in both our perceived notions of history and hierarchical structures separating art from design.
18th September, Yoshimi Arts, Osaka, Japan