Shigeharu Inui / Teruko Tezuka / Akihiro Isetani

January 18 - 28, 2012

Opening Reception : Wed, Jan 18, 6-8 PM
( Dance performance of Awaodori : 7:30 PM )
Gallery hours : Wednesday-Saturday 1-7PM Sunday 1-5PM

The exhibition is a display primarily of works by Shigeharu Inui, with supportive and complimentary pieces from Teruko Tezuka and Akihiro Isetani. All three artists are from Tokushima, on Shikoku Island in Japan. Tokushima has a warm and mild climate, full of humanity, passion and culture. ‘Awa’ Odori is the largest traditional cultural dance festival in Japan, attracting over 1.3 million tourists every year, with a history stretching back centuries. The three artists draw on such rich history & their love of the land to produce their own unique styles. Shigeharu Inui’s work depicts human forms overlaying conceptual imagery, around specific subjects and feelings. Teruko Tezuka creates rich, abstract scenery and creatures of nature and Akihiro Isetani expresses and presents his native Tokushima as a dominant theme, and each create the world of themselves respectively.

Shigeharu Inui:
He presents his objective view of modern society’s co-existence with human feelings and emotion. The profoundness of human emotions is immeasurable and he represents this with a very free & creative concept of ‘dwellers in the sky’; human body shapes flying or swimming across the canvas, looking down on the imagery from above. He has been creating his view of the world in this way for over 20 years. The works in this exhibit are his newest works, showcasing the simplicity of a floating human form. He uses acrylic paints, oil colors and some collage on plywood, with 20 works in sizes ranging from 30 to 60cm. A member of the standing committee of Bijyutsu Bunka Art Association, member of Japan Artists Association, and a painting lecturer for NHK.

Teruko Tezuka:
A painter holding yearly private exhibitions, her works center on landscape & flowers, displaying abstract natural world scenes always in lyrical soft shades of blue. Her works are around 20cm or ‘thumb hole’ size (22.7 °— 15.8 cm) and are oil paint on canvas.

Akihiro Isetani:
He has produced a unique blend of Tokushima landscapes & structures painted in watercolor on paper, depicting the four seasons of his native Japan. His originality is perhaps drawn from fusing images of Tokushima landscapes in his mind, while strolling around the locations he paints. Still actively painting, he also holds yearly private exhibitions. His works are watercolor on ‘thumb hole’ size (22.7 x 15.8 cm) paper.

On opening night-Dance performance of Awaodori with demonstration + participation of Gallery Onetwentyeight at 7:30 pm.
Please join us!!

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