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

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).


Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon