Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery
19 Goulston St
Thursday 6 September to Thursday 22 November 2018
Private view: Thursday 6 September – 6 pm – 9 pm
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 11 am ‒ 6 pm
Contemporary Japanese artist duo Ryoko Aoki and Zon Ito will undertake a residency at the gallery in August, exhibiting the resulting work in a show curated by Hikotaro Kanehira.
The poetic show will centre around paintings, embroidery, small objects and video installations with the artists incorporating found objects sourced locally.
The artists’ works have references from both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. While Zon Ito is known predominantly for his embroidery work, Ryoko Aoki creates installations from works on paper and her collection of found objects. The two artists’ works fuse and produce synergy with depth and complexity. The exhibition will touch on the issues of psychological development and the character-building process of young children, making reference to the child psychology analysis by Kiyoshi Oka, a well-known Japanese mathematician.
Image: Zon Ito, ‘The Strange Moves that We Make’, at Taka Ishii Gallery, credit Kenji Takahashi