Sunday, December 30, 2012

Several Video Views of Exhibitions - December 2012

I'm trying something a bit different this time - introducing several art exhibitions via video clips:

Inoue Baku (井上麦) Exhibition/Installation - Gallery Kobo (巷房) December 2012 (121217)

An interesting exhibition/installation consisting of stone artwork and the shadows the pieces cast (from a single spotlight placed on the floor near the door).  This exhibition was in all three of Gallery Kobo's exhibition rooms, but I only the saw the two in the basement (which is what this video shows).

Onodera Sumino Exhibition at GOBP-306 小野寺純乃 (銀座奥野ビル306号室) 121215

This installation had an interesting element - the artist used an old out-of-ink pen to write invisible things onto the white strips of paper.  After she explained that, I contemplated what I would do if I were writing something that no one would ever read, and I said something to the effect of (I remember the concept of what I said very well, but not the exact wording), "If I did that, I would write the kind of things that I'd like to say to people, but cannot for whatever reason (desire for world peace, etc.).  What did you write?", and she confirmed that she had indeed written the type of things that feel good to write, but not to have someone read!

A couple of views of the opening party for a group exhibition at Gallery Ginza-One:

Gallery Ginza-One December 2012 Exhibition (A) 銀座ワン展示会 2012年12月 (121217)

Gallery Ginza-One December 2012 Exhibition (B) 銀座ワン展示会 2012年12月 (121217)

The following views are from two different dates - November 29th and December 4th, and the artwork on the walls is a little differet (from the same artist) in the second and third videos (12/04) than the first (11/29).

Yokoyama Mitsunobu (A) よこやまみつのぶ Art Gallery Ishi アートギャラリー石 121129

Yokoyama Mitsunobu Exhibition at Art Gallery Ishi (B) よこやまみつのぶ アートギャラリー石 121204

Yokoyama Mitsunobu Exhibition at Art Gallery Ishi (C) よこやまみつのぶ アートギャラリー石 121204

The following are several more exhibitions I've seen over the past month:

MIZU December 2012 Exhibition at Gallery Kazuki 画廊香月 (121127)

Kammer December 2012 Exhibition at Gallery Camellia ギャラリーカメリア (121129)

Kawara Akira 河原明 2012 Sculpture Exhibition at Gallery Kobo 巷房 (121129)

Musashino Art University Outdoor Art Exhibition (KCK) 121118

Ginza Art Exhibition - Gallery Murata (121122)

Group Exhibition - Gallery Ginza 1-Chome (121122)

Art Exhibition - Gallery Rondo 121120

Gallery Ginza-One November Exhibition (121115)

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Kiki - Live in Hamamatsucho - 2012"

On December 6th, 2012, I was on my way to Hamamatsucho Station when I heard a beautiful voice on the December wind... which turned out to be the group Kiki, who were performing outdoors, near the station.
I listened to both of their performances (each consisting of several songs) that evening and found them to be a nice, tight band, with a singer who has a beautiful voice.  The band's website is:

And their YouTube page is:

Two songs, one from each of their two sets are as follows:

Kiki - Hamamatsucho Live
Set-1, Song-4, 砂時計 (Sunadokei/Hourglass) 121206

Kiki - Hamamatsucho Live
Set-2, Song-4, Tonight (121206)

Kiki* 's music can be heard via SoundCloud and myspace:

Kiki's Twitter page:

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

Monday, December 3, 2012

MIZU December 2012 Exhibition at Gallery Kazuki 画廊香月 (2012/12)

This exhibition (2012/11/23-12/15) by MIZU at Gallery Kazuki 画廊香月 consists of pictures in the style of the pictures you can see in this video.  この展示会は、以下の動画のような絵です。

MIZU / 画廊香月

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon