Landscape and Solitude: Part VI

When 2 Apr 2010 - 2 May 2010
Where Kumukumu Gallery
42 Rivington Street
NY, NY 10002
United States
Enquiry 212-677-5160

Tobu Hayashi, Landwehr Kanal 2009-10, acrylic on canvas.  Courtesy of the artist and Kumukumu Gallery

April 2 – May 2 2010

Opening Reception: April 2, 6-8pm

Press Release:

KUMUKUMU is pleased to present its sixth special exhibition, curated by Mako Wakasa, featuring works by Dan Asher, Amy Bennett, Toru Hayashi, Benjamin King, Tom McGrath, Yusuke Nishimura and Ofer Wolberger.

For this exhibition, curator Wakasa explores the legacy of landscape painting and solitude in the work of several contemporary New York artists.

On Nishimura & Hayashi:

Yusuke Nishimura’s photograph consisting of a subtle gradation of pale colors is a record of the changing quality of daylight from sunrise to sunset. He creates the image by the repetitive process of placing a blank sheet of paper next to his window and recording its appearance at precise intervals throughout the day.

Toru Hayashi’s work shows a black and white image of a landscape next to a vibrant blue field of sky. He emblematically inscribes the first letter of the name of the place with color circles in the sky. Each circle of color is chosen from his personal color system, which transforms the shared landscape into a private one.

About the Curator:

Mako Wakasa operates M Wakasa Presents and periodically organizes exhibitions mainly for artists from Japan in various locations in New York and Tokyo.

About the Gallery:

Kumukumu is a new contemporary art gallery in the burgeoning art locus of the Lower East Side, two blocks from the New Museum. The gallery represents emerging and internationally recognized artists, with a program focused on gender, social, historical and environmental issues.

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