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METAMORPHOSIS


July 15, 2023 – July 30

Venue: Gallery Nao

Weekdays 12:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m.

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 12:00 p.m. to 17:00 p.m.

※作家来場 土・日・祝

GALLERY NAOではアメリカを拠点に活躍する平出俊と丸山恭世の二人展を開催致します。

Midwestern State Universityで教鞭をとる立体作家の平出俊は23歳で渡米、ウェストバージニア大学とカリフォルニア州立大学で立体造形とグラフィックを学ぶ。

異国での経験を制作の重要なファクターとし、異文化、社会問題、自身のアイデンティティなどからインスピレーションを得た作品はメタルと鋳造物、樹脂などを用い、キネティックアートの技術でモーションが加えられ異質なもの同士の融合をコミカルに表現します。


画家・丸山恭世は東京造形大学大学院修了後、レジデントアーティストとして渡米。

「顔」をテーマとした作品は、日々の生活の中で他者と関わりながら見る場面、記憶、空気、色、特定の仕草を制作の動機として他者とのコミュニケーションから得られる情報と作家自身の問題を混合することで生じる理想像として描かれています。


自国や他国の社会文化、人種や性別によって得られる情報の類似性や差異を認識しながら制作する両作家と、また鑑賞者がどのような「Metamorphoses」(変成・変容)を遂げる事ができるのか、この時代に再考察する一つの機会になればと思います。



GALLERY NAO has scheduled to present a two-person exhibition by Suguru Hiraide and Yasuyo Maruyama, who live and create their work in the United States.


Suguru Hirade, a sculptor who teaches at Midwestern State University, moved to the United States at the age of 23. He received a BFA in sculpture and graphic design from West Virginia University and an MFA in sculpture from California State University. His experience in the U.S and Japan are important factors for his work. Inspired by cross-cultural, social, and personal identity matters, his works express fusion of diversity. His recent works are made of fabricated and/or cast metals, often with kinetic devices and spice of humor.

Yasuyo Maruyama, a painter, moved to the United States as a resident artist after graduating from the Graduate School of Tokyo Zokei University. Her work is inspired by memory, atmosphere, color, specific moments and scenes found through interaction with others in the artist’s daily life. Her paintings, involving the theme of “face”, depict others in an ideal manner based on obtained information from communication with the models as well as the artist's own experiences.

What kind of "Metamorphoses" can be achieved by the both viewers and the artists who create their works with consciousness of cultural, social, gender and racial diversity? The combined works of these artists provides us with an opportunity to consider these factors and reflect upon their impact on our lives.

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