Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Usuki Hideyuki (臼木英之) Exhibition at Gallery Ohmi-1 (ギャラリー近江-1)

I originally met the artist Usuki Hideyuki (臼木英之) at a gallery in Kyobashi. I was on my way to Ginza from Tokyo station, and I turned into a side street to get away from the irritating noise of a main street full of fire-breathing machinery.  I walked down a block and then turned again to walk in parallel with the main road, but with its noise blissfully blocked by a block full of buildings.
臼木英之 - ギャラリー近江-1

I relaxed a little, sighed, and thought how vastly more pleasant cities would be if there were no personal cars in them, and then - down the road a fairly short distance, I noticed a very striking picture in a gallery window, so I walked in to have a look....  An example of the type of picture on display is further down the page, but first, have a look (above & below this paragraph) at the promotional card (front & back) for the artist's current Ginza exhibition.
臼木英之 - ギャラリー近江-1

The current (Ginza) exhibition is primarily original paintings on clothing.  I asked if very special care must be taken when washing the material, and he assured me that it can be washed normally.  The gallery address is:
ギャラリー近江(おうみ) 中央区銀座6-9-16 ロシュビル1F Tel 03 3571 6480

A promotional postcard for one of his previous exhibits is as follows:

The artist's website is:

If you're in Ginza this week, drop by and have a look.  Another artist has a few things on display as well - interestingly-styled clothing made from silk kimono material.

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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