Like an exhalation, this is such a great idea for an art exhibition at the end of a difficult year. Many of the works on show at Launch Pad Gallery spoke to my fiber and metals preferences, too!
This fun traditionally shaped Swiss cuckoo clock made from wire by Shida Mihoko says it’s time for you to get down to Launch Pad Gallery in Yokohama.
Gallery open dates and times: (There is no opening reception party due to the pandemic)
Friday, Dec 4 – Monday Dec 7th from 1:00PM – 19:00 and
Friday, Dec 11 – Monday, Dec 14th from 1:00PM – 19:00
This little birdie looks like it has escaped from the clock and is exploring the gallery space.
Shop indie this year! Kyoko, Dog in Disguise, by Eva Li is an avid Indie Shopper, too and you’ll see Kyoko exploring the unique traditional shops meticulously stitched into a book with each page just a bit larger than A4/Letter sized paper. Open the book, which is both hand and machine embroidered on linen, and begin exploring the shops with the expert, Kyoko!
What an artist does in lockdown/self-isolation is as varied as each artist. One artist, Janette Maxey, embraces her enjoyment of small plants and flowers whereas another artist, D. M. Elliot, chose to completely pivot into another creative endeavor, writing a book tackling the eminent problem of Digital Declutter by creating The BIG Checklist to Obtain Digital Minimalism. Enjoy a quick peek of the sample copy and make your purchase at the gallery of several different works of art and books.
My favorite thing about art is the puzzle it presents sometimes. What I see are fun peach bottoms with crocheted bikinis attached to traditional furoshiki fabric yet the label mentions something completely different! I have 10 days to learn what the artist’s message is to the viewer.
One last metal piece of artwork that is from a well used burn barrel. I like how it is strategically painted with kinsugi styling gold paint in the uniquely raggedy edges.
There are many more artists at the Bye, Bye 2020 exhibition and I recommend you stop down to Ishikawacho area in Yokohama to check them out:
There are several more artists I’d like to highlight in my next blog post for the exhibition…be sure to follow or sign up for my newsletter to be sure to catch it =)