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Friday, February 4, 2011
Kurosawa Yoshio (黒沢芳男) Exhibition at K's Gallery - (2011/01)
This exhibition (2011/01/27-02/01) by Kurosawa Yoshio (黒沢芳男) at K's Gallery consisted of a nice collection of abstract art. The artist also performed some songs - playing a guitar while singing. He has quite a nice voice and I was surprised how good his Japanese language version of "House of the Rising Sun" sounded. It didn't seem like a translated song - but sounded natural, as though the original was in Japanese in the first place. While looking around at the art after that, I asked the artist if he interrupted his painting from time to time to pick up the guitar and play. He said he never does that - that he plays guitar after work - at work - to relax before heading home. I found that separation interesting. From a practical standpoint, it makes sense though. Keeping his music and his painting separate prevents them from interfering with one another. (日本語は、絵の下です)