imura art gallery Kyoto

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Yukari Momoda solo exhibition

”The remains"
Acrylic and oil on panel and canvas

Acrylic and oil on panel,
cotton, and chalk ground

7 Dec.Fri.- 26 Dec,Wed,2018
Opening Reception:7 Dec.(Fri.) 15:00 - 17:00

This winter, imura art gallery is pleased to announce “Static,” the first solo exhibition by artist Yukari Momoda in four years.

Yukari Momoda received the head judge’ s award at Tokyo Wonder Wall in 2008 and the Nippon Broadcasting Award (outstanding performance award) at the 30th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition in 2012. Around 2008, Momoda’ s art focused on representations of the human form, but by 2013 it had transformed into abstract landscapes. Momoda comments that, ultimately she aims to merge the human figure with landscape scenes in some form. The remains, included in this exhibition, provides a glimpse of the artist exploring this aim.

I have always been attracted to the way that time stands still in paintings. Since ancient times, paintings have acted as vessels for preserving the memory of past ages and the painter’ s perspective, and when confronted with one of these paintings, I feel as if I’ m seeing time reflected back in condensed form.

Wanting to visualize ‘time standing still’ on the canvas in the form of a painting, I experimented by incorporating dynamic motifs into the static canvas as contrasting elements to make it more obvious that time is standing still in resulting painting. In my art, fluid paints and memories are dynamic images, while the canvas itself is a static motif. I interpret memories as dynamic entities because I believe that memories are a made-up, artificial world in which fragments of reality and preconceptions mix together, overlap, and are made to conform to our view of life over the passage of time, thereby forming the unique memories of each individual. In other words, I interpret things this way because I think that human memory is full of holes, like a strainer used to drain off water, and continually changing within our heads.

I attempt to visualize the fact that time stands still in paintings by painting it on my canvas. In so doing, I hope to pick up and recapture the time and intensity that has been unwittingly dropped by humankind, a creature that grows and evolves slowly but today lives in a society that prioritizes speed and efficiency.

Yukari Momoda

31, Kawabata Higashi Marutamachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8395, Japan
Tel:+81-75-761-7372 Closed: Sunday, Monday, & National holidays


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Yusuke Nakano / PARAMODEL 2010-2018
“Strange Reading, Paradoxical Illustration”

15 Dec.Sat.2018 − 17 Feb.Sun,2019
opening reception:15 Dec.Sat.17:00-19:00

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Man Katano
“Sketch for Summer”

15 Dec.Sat.2018 — 17 Feb.Sun,2019
opening reception:15 Dec.Sat.17:00-19:00

Tel:+81-75-950-5230 Closed: Monday, Tuesday & National holidays

Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA

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KCUA Open Call Exhibition 2018–19
Artists: Yohei Yamakado, Soshi Matsunobe, Valentin Gabelier, Benjamin Lafore and Sébastien Martinez Barat
Guest curator: Audrey Teichmann

15 Dec.Sat- 24 Dec.Mon 2018
Organized by Kyoto City University of Arts

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KCUA Open Call Exhibition 2018–19
Satoko Matsui
“Model House”

15 Dec.Sat.- 24 Dec.Mon.2018
Organized by Kyoto City University of Arts

Solo exhibition by KCUA alumnus Satoko Matsui.

238-1 Oshikojicho Oike Aburanokojidori Nakagyo-ku Kyoto, Japan 604-0052
Tel:+81-75-334-2204 Closed: Monday

Kyoto Art Center

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Haruka Matsumoto "Kaorama"
(based on "Kaorama" First draft and
second draft by Shuntaro Matsubara)

13 Dec.Thu.2018 – 6 Jan.Sun.2019

Creating lithograph works from
SF dramas under creation.

This lithography exhibition by Haruka Matsumoto is a part of an ongoing playwriting project. She created images reacting to a play “KAORAMA” written by Shuntaro Matsubara.

Two playwrights, Shuntaro Matsubara and Kensuke Yamamoto started 3 years project in 2016, aiming to write new plays that are not necessarily expected to be performed at the end with no need to be bothered by its practicality. By taking a rather long period of time, they try to write down words as a way of surviving in a fast-changing world, through a theme of “Science Fiction -the future never come”.

As the project comes closer to the end, Matsubara asked lithographer, Matsumoto to put the play into lithography. Matsumoto often combines newspapers or small articles with the found images in everyday scenery or her own physical sense, to create images mixed between fiction and reality, which could have a similarity to staging plays. Her works would visualize what has not been realized yet.

Yamabushiyama-cho 546-2, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156 Japan

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Nakao Mien

21 Dec.Fri.2018 - 13 Jan.Sun,2019

502 Eboshiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8165, Japan
Tel:+81-75-231-0706 Closed: Monday


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8 Dec.Sat.- 24 Dec.Mon.2018

147-1, Sujiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8061, Japan
Tel:+81-75-341-0222 Open:11:00-19:00 Closed: Monday, Tuesday


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" Visions of Nature "

27 Nov, tue.- 2 Dec ,sun 2018

Artist: Atsuko KONISHI, Ellinor BUSEMANN
Painting, Photograohy

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" WAKA -Arts from poems- "

27 Nov, tue.- 2 Dec, sun 2018

Artist: Asae Endo
Greeting card, Lithograph

1928 bldg,Sanjo Gokomachi,Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-8082 Japan
Tel:+81-75-256-6155 Closed: Monday


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Hirofumi KOSHIDA Exhibition

11 Dec.Tue.– 22 Dec.Sat.2018

3F Togawa Bldg Sekisen-in-cho Sanjo Shirakawabashi-Agaru. Higashiyama-ku kyoto Japan 605-0021
Tel:+81-75-751-9288 Closed: Monday


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Yumiko Yamashita × Nana Hamada
“konseki aruiwa fuzai”


12 Dec.Tue.- 28 Dec.Fri.2018

Kotobuki Bldg. 5F, Kawaramachi, Shijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. 600-8018 JAPAN
Tel:+81-75-341-1501 Closed:Thursday


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11.Dec Tue.– 23 Dec.Sun.2018

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633 Shimogoryo-cho, Teramachi Tounan-kado,Marutamachi-dori Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Japan 604-0995
Tel:+81-75-585-4160 Closed: Monday


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NAKAMURA Kyoko curation
“Marx’ kleiner Furz”

11 Dec.Tue.- 23 Dec.Sun,2018


ARAKAWA Tomoko solo exhibition

12 Jan.Sat.- 20 Jan.Sun,2019


YURIKAKI solo exhibition
“I am an Idol!”

“wonderful coffin”

22 Jan.Tue.- 27 Jan.Sun,2019


SHIMURA Kanae solo exhibition
“You say You’re happy.”

29 Jan.Tue.- 3 Feb.Sun,2019

155-7 Ebisu-cho, HIgashiyama-ku Kyoto Japan 605-0033  Tel:090-9697-3786  Closed: Monday

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Ryosuke Imamura

2 Nov.Fri.- 30 Nov.Fri,2018
opening reception:2 Nov.Fri.18:00 – 20:00
open on Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12:00 - 18:00
appointments are available on weekdays

Maruyama Park, Gioncho Kitagawa,Higashiyama-ku Kyoto 605-0073 Japan
Tel:+81-75-525-2355 Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Gallery Hillgate

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Christmas Present exhibition

18 Dec.Tue.– 23 Dec.Sun.2018

535 Sanjo Termachitori. Nakagyo-ku kyoto Japan 604-8081 Tel:+81-75-231-3702 Closed: Monday