Yasue Kodama “Deep Rhyme – whiteout”

Dates:May 21 – June 26, 2016
Venue:MEM map
open hours:12:00-20:00 closed on Mondays [Tue. if the Mon. is a public holiday]
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Opening reception
Saturday, 21st May at MEM from 18:00 – 20:00

Artist Talk
Saturday, 4th June at MEM from 18:00 – 20:00
Guest speaker : Toshiaki Minemura (art critic)

With this series, Yasue Kodama depicts sceneries discovered in the winter woods of her neighborhood in Kyoto, and in Takarazuka, where she teaches art. The series captures the moment when Kodama uses a similar technique: after drawing very delicately with charcoal, she evenly covers the surface of the work with several shallow layers of watercolors, and applies a final touch by adding pearl powder to the piece.
In both cases, Kodama works horizontally rather than on an easel, which enables her complex accumulation of paint layers to fix neatly with her still lifes. In the 1990’s, she transitioned into producing abstract works of memorable strokes of color made with bold gestures upon white background. Since 2000, the artist works on abstract figurative paintings, depicting motifs founds in nature.
This exhibition is a sequel to the former exhibition “Deep Rhyme – the note of water”, 2014, centered on water in its different forms found in the nature.
Yasue Kodama lives and works in Kyoto.