Yasue Kodama “Deep Rhyme – The Note of Water”

Dates: January 11th – February 2nd, 2014
Venue: MEM map
open hours:12:00 – 20:00 closed on Mondays
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Opening Reception
Dates: January 11th  (Saturday) 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: MEM

Yasue Kodama started with still lifes in the 1980’s and shifted her focus in the 1990’s to powerful abstract paintings. Her Deep Rhyme series is a continuation of this evolution. In these paintings, things and nature ephemerally manifest like a premonition of shadow and depth before recognition.

Although the subjects of In Deep Rhyme – The Note of Water are woodlands and ponds that can be found anywhere, Kodama says that they are a reflection of her soul through light that only she can experience. That sensation when the trees are suddenly masked in a mist. That hint of existence that can be seen reflected on the surface of a frozen pond on a mid-winter morning. These are what Kodama acts upon. Through layering, she creates art in the gap between the act of painting and phenomenon of the paint itself.

Also, please visit the following exhibition to see Kodama’s previous works.
Quintet : Five – Star Artists
Venue:Seiji Togo Memorial SOMPO JAPAN MUSEUM OF ART
Dates:January 11 – February 16, 2014
Artist Talk:Saturday, January 11, 14:00 –
*Japanese version only