Kinkan Gallery is pleased to present Yasuhiro Kouyama's "The Pockets of Clothes You Haven't Worn in a While Are Filled with Things You Never Thought You'd Find" from March 12 to April 3. Kouyama has been showing three-dimensional works and two-dimensional works collaged from his own photographs, paintings and drawings by himself, and installation works using objects around him. As in the title of this exhibition, "The Pockets of Clothes You Haven't Worn in a While Are Filled with Things You Never Thought You'd Find," there are times in our daily lives when our own actions and events cause unexpected things to happen. Kouyama is interested in things that happen beyond his own imagination, even though he is involved in them, and believes that the relationship between the work and the place where it is installed is important to the work. As Kouyama says, "A work of art becomes a work of art when it is viewed (or experienced)," and his past works, such as his photo collage sculptures and paintings that stand alone from the wall, show that how "images" are viewed (or handled) is an important element of his work. Perhaps creating and seeing (or being seen) are equal parts of the art-making process. In this exhibition, there will be a selection of paintings and drawings created in recent years. Please take this opportunity to see them.
(Kyoko Ota, Kinkan Gallery)
*Sanitizing sprays are placed at the entrance, and air is changed periodically. Please wear a mask and disinfect at the entrance when you visit.
*In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, admission may be restricted for safety reasons.