2017.9.29 (Friday) to 10.8 (Sunday)

11: 00 ~ 19: 00 (until 17:00 on the last day)

Rikako KAWAUCHI
Solo Exhibition
Something held and brushed

For example, when you pass by people, when your shoulder and sleeves touch lightly, you feel something blurred. Even though there was a touch which I certainly felt, even though the lingering remained in the body, the object hurried to myself by the moment of passing quickly, and the number of things of what touched me can not be specified. The existence of such an uncertain subject can be proved only with a light impact on himself. A certain sense of one's own will expand the real world of uncertainty. While drawing works, paintings, neon, and wire work, I'm staring at the ones that appear , touching objects such as canvas, paint and wires, still unknown reality .
We will exhibit and sell the latest works of drawings, paintings, neon and wire work produced by Rikako Kawauchi. Opening reception: Saturday, October 14 (Sat) 17: 00-19: 00

【Concurrently held】DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS Exhibition "Museum of Together Exhibition" Period: 2017 October 13 (Fri) ~ 31 Tuesday 11: 00-20: 00 / Open all season ※ Friday, October 13 until 18 : 00 Venue: Spiral (Tokyo)
https://www.diversity-in-the-arts.jp/moto



"5 faces in 10 fingers" 2017 Watercolor and pencil on paper 336 × 276 mm

Artist’s profile

Artist’s scheduled date of visit
9/29/30/10/1/7 (11 o'clock - 19 o'clock) · 10/8 (11 o'clock - 17 o'clock)

2017.9.29 (Friday) to 10.8 (Sunday)

11: 00 ~ 19: 00 (until 17:00 on the last day)

Draw Draw Draw

tokomo by TOMOKO SHINTANI Drawing Exhibition

When I was running a pen while drinking coffee, I
felt that various worlds were born in the sketchbook… An exhibition gathering Shintani's latest sketch art,
popular illustrator by Instagram and Facebook.
Other new watercolor paintings and goods will also be sold.


Artist’s profile

Artist’s scheduled date of visit
9/29/30/10/1/7 (11 o'clock - 19 o'clock) · 10/8 (11 o'clock - 17 o'clock)

2017.9.15 (Friday) to 9.24 (Sunday)

11: 00 ~ 19: 00 (until 17:00 on the last day)

Tomoko Hirano Exhibition

~ Decoration art of red water drawing ~

We will hold a solo exhibition by Mr. Tomoko Hirano, a flower designer who is active widely,
including displays using fresh flowers and dry flowers, orders made by wedding bouquets, lecturering at flower classes.

【Gallery Notes】


About 20 years ago when I was making a New Year decoration, I thought of combining natural materials like water drops and plants, I got for my birthday. Things I always make are smaller and delicate, but this time I tried challenging at things that are somewhat larger and more like art for exhibitions. I will be happy if you can feel the beauty and fun of the weave curves. Recently, I feel the affinity that the color of red has. It is not the strength of the impact, but the kindness that comes into the mind and dullness. I wonder why I feel energetic when I see such a red color, maybe because I am Japanese (laugh). (Hirano Tomoko)

Hirano is a friend from the time I was studying textiles. Although I proceeded to a different path, she developed from textiles and now we are trying to find a new world by organizing and knitting a water draw. The viewpoint to incorporate "watering" used ritually as a celebration as a decoration inside our everyday is very interesting. Red and white are the main items this time, but from now on we can expect more diversified development. I am looking forward to showing the world of "watering beyond water draw". (Takanori Aiba)

Artist’s profile

Artist’s scheduled date of visit

2017.6.23 (Friday) to 7.2 (Sunday)

11: 00 ~ 19: 00 (until 17:00 on the last day)

Jun Iida exhibition “FRiENDS”

HERMRS, THE CONRAN SHOP, HAKKA, PERSON'S ...... We will hold a solo exhibition by Mr. Jun Iida who is active in a wide range of genres such as illustration, logo design, textiles, advertisement, editorial and packaging from high brand to casual brand. 

【Gallery Notes】



This theme is "Friends". I visualized the personality and memories of my friends or those who were my friends. According to the aim of the picture, I constructed it using the difference between the interest of the layout, utilizing the white background and the texture of the color. Materials used are gold leaf / silver foil, enamel color, fluorescent paint, etc. Shimmering paint is a paint for plastic models. When it is thickly painted, a mysterious vinyl texture comes out. The gold leaf / silver foil was used for the first time, but it picks up the bottom shape, so when I pasted it on the embossed, I felt an interesting uneven feeling, and it was a lot of fun. (Jun Iida) 
 
Mr. Iida is also a friend from a long time ago, I love his style. His painting cuts out his everyday in various forms, but he has a great sense of how to cut it. And the lines he draws. Even a thin line of his, I feel a strong force from it. But it is never heavy, it is light, as in a place with a climate like Los Angeles, comfortable where the wind seems to be blowing there fluently. There is a scenery in his pieces that go just beyond illustration. (Takanori Aiba)




Artist’s profile

Artist’s scheduled date of visit
 6/23 17: 00 ~ 6/24, 25 13: 00 ~ 6/26, 27, 28 15: 00 ~ 6/29, 30 17: 00 ~ 7/1, 2 13: 00 ~

Friday, May 26 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

11: 00 ~ 19: 00 (until 17:00 on the last day)

Yumi Hara, Moss Ball Art Exhibition

Moss ball artist Yumi Hara's various moss balls will fill the space of the gallery. During the exhibition, we will hold a hands-on class where moss balls can be made together, along with the exhibition and artwork sales.
Moss ball making experience class - 3 times in total (reservation required)
May 28 (Sun) 14:00
May 28 (Sunday) 16:30
May 30 (Tuesday) 17:30
Tuition fee: 5000 yen Time: Approximately 40 minutes Capacity: 4 people each course
To apply for the experience class, please e-mail or call the Tokyo Myoan gallery.
Mail: info@tokyomyoangallery.com
Tel: 03-3440-7626 (Ishihara)

Artist’s profile

Artist’s scheduled date of visit

Friday April 28 - Sunday May 7, 2017

11: 00 ~ 19: 00 (until 17:00 on the last day)

Animal Painter, Chikuma’s PET ART COLLECTION “I Will Draw Your Pet’s Portrait” Exhibition

Kyoto-based animal painter Mr. Takema will draw you a one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet. (30000 Yen~). Please visit us during the exhibition and share with us not just your pet’s photos, but also the characteristics and episodes of the small family (please check the author's visit date and time on the official website). As another option, we can also customize cushioned goods to your request, perfect for an anniversary gift.

【Gallery Notes】



I started drawing pet portraits when I was working in the main business company’s pet-related department, and through the company’s campaign of drawing customers’ pets as a gift; that was the beginning.
I liked drawing pictures from a young age, and idolized the workers who drew the posters for the theaters. My parents' house in Kyoto is a kimono shop, and I went to a Kaga Yuzen store in Ningyocho, Tokyo. While associating with a writer of Yuzen, I thought that I wanted to become a Yuzen writer. However, as the kimono industry declined I turned off to work as the current salaried workman I am today, and I was distanced from painting.
I came to draw again with the pet drawing campaign as a turning point. Pictures of pets are drawn while imagining the owner recieving the artwork with a smile on their face. Rather than appealing yourself, I would be satisfied if I could make happy with the person who saw the picture.

If you simply drew the subject as pictured, anyone can do it to some extent if they are a good artist. However, in the case of Mr. Takema, he also reads the character of each of kitty and doggy through the image provided by the owner. Therefore, the gaze pointing to the viewing subject is very warm, and there is something that appeals from the picture. It has already reached a level of portraiture beyond just drawing what you see. In addition, it is amazing to draw this picture with a ballpoint pen. There are not many people who can draw detailed pictures so far with a ballpoint pen. We think that it will be a fine piece of art if you decorate such a picture by Mr. Takema's, in a frame. (Takanori Aiba)

Artist’s profile

Artist’s scheduled date of visit
  April 29 (Sat), 30 (Sun), May 3 (Wed) - 7 (Sun)

Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 23, 2017

11: 00 ~ 19: 00 (until 17:00 on the last day)

Yoko Ueda original painting exhibition

"Deliciousness of Paris"

Food, culture, fashion ... Yoko Ueda, the artist that can condense the spirit of Paris into one artwork, will exhibit and sell the work drawn up to the theme of "Deliciousness" floating in the air of Paris. Please enjoy the delightful cuisine portrayed by the proud artist.



【Gallery Notes】



I love British movies in the 1920s - 1940s, and am always repeatedly watching about 100 works that are said to be masterpieces. My favorite actors are Robert Donat, Leslie Howard, Gary Cooper, and Peter O'Toole. I have to have a tall and handsome man (laugh). When I'm not drawing a picture or when I am not watching a movie, I am reading books. I am quite the nerd. When you watch such movies or read books, the idea of an ​​"artwork" often comes to mind.
Another thing is that when I am shopping at a neighboring grocery store or sweet shop (I surprisingly have a reputation for being quite good at cooking), for example, when I look at fresh cauliflower, I have an “aha” moment that makes me want to draw it.
I think color is personality = character. Some are cheerful and others are gloomy. Some children are good at mathematics, others are weak. I just use my favorite colors.
Looking at my picture, Japanese people say "It's very Paris-like", but people in Paris say "it’s very Japanese" (laugh). I have never studied painting, nor have I been to painting school. Just self-study, I just draw as I like. The perspectives of the artwork are all over the place because I don’t know the basics. Perspective is also often messed up in old Japanese paintings, so that is probably my artwork is said to be "Japanese-style." (Ueda Yoko)
Ueda is one of my favorite painters. First, the colors are wonderful. I think there is a sense of color born within her like the "absolute pitch". The distinctive texture of gouache (opaque watercolor paint) is also very prominent. The overall balance and exquisite composition is very comforting to me. And above all, the feeling of the "Spirit of Paris" in her background portrayed through the art is wonderful. Please come and enjoy a momentary trip to Paris. (Takanori Aiba)

Artist’s profile

Artist’s scheduled date of visit
 April 14/15 (evening ~)