“Artists From Japan”
New Arts Prospect: Artists from Japan, Series VIII, 2021. Curated by Sai Morikawa. August 16-30, 2021.
Gani / Ichigo Nohara / K-Junko
Mai Izumi / Mariko Okabayashi
Mirai Miwako Kashiwagi
Morihiro Okamoto / Natsui Masuda
Popchan / Ranco S. / Rin Tachibana
Shingo Hayamizu / Syo Komiya
Yoshihiro Kogure / Yuko Sato
New York is a city where the top artists of the world have long coexisted, creating much diversity of art. The series “New Arts Prospect: Artists from Japan” is currently in its eighth year, having started in 2014, the exhibition is already well established and attracts a lot of attention. Its purpose is to introduce popular Japanese artists who are well known and respected in Japan to new audiences in New York City.
The exhibition, held yearly in the summer, has been highly rated year after year since its inception. Its purpose is to attract art-loving New Yorkers who have a good eye for skillful work. It will especially attract anyone who has an appreciation for the particular unique expressions behind the Japanese cultural background and it’s delicate and elaborate techniques. The artworks in the exhibition reveal a deep commitment and a high quality of artistry by their creators.
Sai Morikawa, the curator, says “every year, this exhibition has gained much interest and attention. Visitors don’t come to just look but carefully observe each and every artwork and select what they felt is the best work. The visitors’ deeper engagement with the art truly moved the event organizers. We are pleased that the unique artistic sensibility and technique of the Japanese artists was met with great support and praise from New Yorkers who were mesmerized by their artworks.”
This is the third year that the New Arts Prospect artists and curator are showing at Viridian Artists Gallery in Chelsea. Established in the late 1960’s, Viridian Artists has supported “unknown” and emerging artists for more than 50 years. After having a highly sucessful exhibition last August at Viridian, the artists of New Prospect were again invited to exhibit at the gallery to show their most recent outpourings of creative expression and visitors will not be dissapointed.
This exhibition, curated by Sai Morikawa, aims to promote and nurture the cultural exchange between Japan and the US. This exhibition will also be a significant milestone for the participating artists as they build their artistic careers. Regardless of their career stage, these ambitious artists will be showcasing an amazing lineup of art works through which they hope to send a strong message to the world. Despite the current situation, we look forward to your coming to the exhibition in person. All visitors are asked to wear masks and will be limited to only 5 people in the gallery at a time.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-5:30pm, closed on Sundays & by appointment only on Mondays.
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or view the gallery website: www.viridianartists.com