Thursday, July 21, 2016

Abe Hiroe (阿部裕江) Installation at Kobo (巷房) - (2016/07)

This installation (2016/07/18-23) by Abe Hiroe (阿部裕江) at Gallery Kobo (巷房) was very nice in both overall effect and in details.  The artist painted each individual picture at the location of the picture onto washi paper and then painstakingly constructed the hanging artwork with beach driftwood, shells, and other items collected from the area.  There was also a (separate) interesting slide show with more objects in the under-stairs display space.

阿部裕江展「弁天島と松」/ 巷房

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/
http://ginzalyle.blogspot.com/
http://tokyoartmusic.blogspot.com/
http://youtube.com/lylehsaxon

Friday, July 15, 2016

10nintoiro (by Audrey) 十人十色 by オードリー 2016年の銀座展示会 at ギャラリーカノン (2016/07)


   I've always thought people should have more courage when buying bags and look for things that are original and to their own personal tastes - rather than buying the mass-produced "brand"... stuff.  This is a great example of someone providing one-off bags - each and every bag is an original one-off utilizing vintage clothing.
  An interesting concept I hadn't heard of before is that this artist/designer will incorporate someone's own old clothing into a bag - which is a really cool way of continuing to use old familiar clothing that can't be worn any more for whatever reason (changing fashions, wear, etc.).  After being designed, the bags are sewn in Kyoto.  The artist/designer explains in the above video (in Japanese).

10nintoiro: https://m.facebook.com/10nintoiro/

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/
http://youtube.com/lylehsaxon
http://lylehsaxon.blogspot.jp/
http://lookback1997.blogspot.jp/
http://tokyoht.blogspot.jp/

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Miyachi Y Hiromi (ミヤチ.Y.ヒロミ展) Ginza Exhibition at Ginza Y's ARTS-508 - 2014/12

This Ginza exhibition (2014/12) by Miyachi Y Hiromi (ミヤチ.Y.ヒロミ) at Ginza Y's ARTS-508 consisted of dyed material in frames (as is shown in the following photo and video).
ミヤチ.Y.ヒロミ展 / Ginza Y's ARTS-508
Photo by artist (below):

(Video by LHS):

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/
http://youtube.com/lylehsaxon
http://lylehsaxon.blogspot.jp/
http://lookback1997.blogspot.jp/
http://tokyoht.blogspot.jp/RR

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Horikoshi Chiaki (堀越千秋展) Exhibition at Gallery Kazuki (画廊香月) - (2014/10) 「横になって浮く」

This exhibition (2014/10/10-11/01) by Horikoshi Chiaki (堀越千秋) at Gallery Kazuki (画廊香月) consists of more of this artist's cheerful art.  The title of the exhibition is: 「横になって浮く」
At the opening party on Friday, October 10th, as always, the entire room (entire floor... entire building even!) came alive with with his infectious laughter and beaming positivism, highlighted with his colorful art.
(展示会葉書から): 読売新聞夕刊連載画、俳句「杉」挿画、名曲のたのしみ、吉田秀和「モーツァルトその音楽と生涯」5巻シリーズ装丁原画、など新作を展示いたします。
「水に横になればヒトは浮く。 されば、何を欲してヒトは立って、わざわざ沈もうとするのか? ある朝、横になってコーヒーを飲まんと欲し、 器が裸の胸に落ち大やけどを負った。 我思ふゆえに我あり冷や奴。」 - 堀越千秋
この「横になって浮く」展示会は、相変わらず明るいと楽しい展示会です。 オープニング日の雰囲気は、この動画を見ると少し分かる: (Video/動画 [A], [B], [C], [D])
堀越千秋展 / 画廊香月
堀越千秋展 / 画廊香月
堀越千秋展 / 画廊香月

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/
http://youtube.com/lylehsaxon
http://lylehsaxon.blogspot.jp/
http://lookback1997.blogspot.jp/
http://tokyoht.blogspot.jp/

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ginza-One August Exhibition サロンど東京展8月 サマーアートフェスタ (アートスペース銀座ワン) 2014/08

This group exhibition (2014/08/04-09) at Ginza-One Tokyo-Ten (サロンど東京展 サマーアートフェスタ 2014年8月) consisted of a wide range of art (see photos and video below). I also took part in this exhibition - with five combination photos.
サロンど東京展2014年8月 - アートスペース銀座ワン
サロンど東京展2014年8月 - アートスペース銀座ワン
サロンど東京展2014年8月 - アートスペース銀座ワン

サロンど東京展2014年8月 - アートスペース銀座ワン

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/
http://tokyoht.blogspot.jp/
http://tokyoartmusic.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Orii Kaz (折井和良) Exhibition at Gallery La Mer (ギャラリー La Mer) - (2014/04)

This exhibition (2014/04) by Orii Kaz (折井和良) at Gallery La Mer (ギャラリー La Mer) consisted of paintings in the style of the picture featured on the promotional card (shown below).  This exhibition was actually back in April... sorry for taking so long to post this!
折井和良 / ギャラリー La Mer

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/
http://tokyoartmusic.blogspot.jp/
http://youtube.com/lylehsaxon

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sakuma Kyoko (佐久間香子) Exhibition at Art Space Rashinban (アートスペース羅針盤) - (2014/04)

This nihonga (and watercolor) exhibition (2014/03/17-22) by Sakuma Kyoko (佐久間香子) at Art Space Rashinban (アートスペース羅針盤) consisted of (mainly) a striking set of nihonga paintings, with a few nice watercolor paintings in the small side room.  As with the 2012 exhibition I saw by this artist, the pictures were very realistic looking and beautiful.  [Video / 動画]
佐久間香子展 / アートスペース羅針盤
佐久間香子展 / アートスペース羅針盤
この日本画の展示会は、DM絵葉書(と写真と動画)のような絵でした。 とても、自然とレアルな美しい絵でした。

The third picture above is much more striking and vibrant in person - the contrast between the bright silver at the top and the darker green at the bottom is beyond what the camera could capture.  Take my word for it that it's a very beautiful picture!

Gallery website page for this (2014) exhibition:
http://www.rashin.net/2014/02/index000811.php

Gallery website page for 2012 exhibition:
http://www.rashin.net/2012/04/index000591.php

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/
http://ginzalyle.blogspot.com/
http://tokyoartmusic.blogspot.com/