Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Suzanne Squires (スザンスクワイヤーズ) Exhibition at Gallery Kobo (巷房) - (2011/08)

This exhibition (2011/08/08-13) by Suzanne Squires (スザンスクワイヤーズ) at Gallery Kobo (巷房) consisted of a range of paintings based on recurring dreams the artist had over the past three years regarding a tsunami... which turned out to be (unfortunately) prophetic.  The artist, who lives in Sendai, was actually in an aircraft approaching Japan when the earthquake happened.  The plane had been scheduled to land at Narita (near Tokyo) but the flight was diverted to Hokkaido.

The various dreamlike images at the exhibition depicted different aspects of the tsunami - chaos from within the water, bubbles in waves on the shore, etc.

この展示会は、画家の三年間見続けた津波の夢のイメージの絵でした。 3月11日に、地震が有った時に、日本に近づくの飛行機の中にいたらしい。 実に、事実はフィクションより、不思議です。

The artist's website is:

Architecture for Humanity

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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