Nuance in Nuance

November 29 - December 15, 2013

Yayoi Yokoyama • Naho Hayama • Mayumi Takagi • Izumi Tokuno

Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 1- 7 PM, Sunday 1- 5PM

Nuance in Nuance features four Japanese artists: Yayoi Yokoyama (Computer Graphics), Naho Hayama (Lithography, Painting), Mayumi Takagi (Painting, Printmaking), and Izumi Tokuno (Digital Printing). They explore and represent their internal time and space in color, rendering women’s subtleness, sensitivity, and dignity.

Yayoi Yokoyama, in her original 3DCG program, generates solid geometric forms with which she combines the original patterns made in 2DCG programs. Going back and forth between 2D and 3D worlds, she reaches her own expressions including spectacles in nature and mysteries in space. She exhibits recent works of 3D printing as well.

Naho Hayama tries to find treasures in everyday life such as fresh breezes, tastes of food, and smiles of kids. Motifs to her are like ingredients as in cooking, being digested in her own way for creation of beauty. All the works, therefore, are her lovely children with which she participates in favorite exhibitions to encounter wonderful people.

Mayumi Takagi asks herself with her own Zen dialogs. What is it like for water to drop into a soundless space? How does it feel to be in such a place? She then senses that the silent drops expand, the space vibrates calmly, and colors grow varied energetically. A voice deep in the space whispers her to externalize the moments, movements, and colors.

Izumi Tokuno has captured Roosevelt Island’s blue as her everyday sketch of life. Her perception of complex nature, where she sees a steady pulse, invites viewers to reflect themselves in her Blue Wave. Each image is dated as a title so that the viewer can recall their particular days of life. This is the very instant of what she calls “Sharing Blue.”

Nuance in Nuance ©2013 Curated by Kazuko Uchida

128 Rivington St.
(bet. Essex & Norfolk)
NYC, NY 10002
212 674 0244

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