Time: September 1, 2009 at 7pm to September 13, 2009 at 6pm
Location: Ouchi Gallery
Street: 170 Tillary Street Suite 507
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11202
Website or Map: http://www.min-gei.com
Event Type: solo, exhibition
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2009
Opening Reception: Sept. 1 (Tues) 7~10pm
Exhibition: Sept. 2 (Wed) ~ 13 (Sun) 12~6pm (appointment by email only)
Ryoko Goto was born in Tokyo in 1977.
She studied art, mainly oil painting, at Musashino Art Junior College. After she finished school, she had many solo exhibitions and performed live paintings in Tokyo, which she continues today. Her favorite artists include Saburo Aso, Jackson Pollock, Isamu Noguchi.
She tries not to have only one theme in her paintings, because she thinks that “humans are versatile.” She prefers watercolor and mixed media watercolor over oil color, because of the feel and impression that one gets from the motifs. For her more conventional media works, she has used hemp, Japanese paper, glia, colors for Japanese traditional paintings, and paper clay, etc.
She placed 3rd among 940 applicants in the popularity vote of "GEISAI," an art event sponsored by Takashi Murakami. She was also selected for the competition, "Tokyo Wonder Wall."
At this “EN” exhibition, audiences can not only enjoy looking at Goto’s art but can also create their own with HAGALEX paint, which is magical eco-paint made of rubber.
“Let's play with paint like a kid with
me at my show!”
Original T-shirts designed by Ryoko Goto will be sold at the exhibition. Profit will be donated to International Social Service Japan (ISSJ), an organization that focuses on the social welfare issues of children. ISSJ provides assistance beyond nationalities, religions and customs, based on the idea, "All Men are Equal", to the people suffering from the problems of welfare and the human right when there are two or more countries involved.