Time: July 27, 2010 at 7pm to August 1, 2011 at 6pm
Location: Ouchi Gallery
Street: 170 Tillary Street, Suite 507
Website or Map: http://ouchigallery.com
Phone: 347 987 4604
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: May 3, 2011
Minoru Oikawa solo exhibition "YAOYOROZU MIX" @ Ouchi Gallery
Opening Reception: July 27th (Tue) 7-10pm
Exhibition: July 28 (Wed) - August 1 (Sun) 12-6pm
Minoru Oikawa bio:
Born in Miyagi, Japan in 1972. Majoring in pottery for fine art, received MA degree from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and music.
I believe humans of today and of ancient times gain from the natural benifits of nature, struggle to coexist with it. Do you agree? Japanese people believe that all natural and living things have a god in them, such as - rivergod, mountaingod, plantgod,animalgods, rockgod,raingod,wind and firegod. The name of this belief is called "Yaoyorozu no Kami". This way of thinking has been around for hundreds of years. Yaoyorozu no Kami was practiced before Buddhism left Asia and was introduced to the rest of the world. Yaoyorozu is something that is feared and respected for what it gives and takes away. Have you ever thought about this belief in your life? Pottery is made by natural supplies, such as - fire, soil, stones, and ash. These are all natural benifits of nature. In Japan we have many events that we celebrate to express gratitude for these natural objects. As my work are made by natural objects. I believe that all things I make have their own life in them, they are not God or Buddha. I make my work toy like in a way that allows one to touch and feel so that the distance between the person and my work is shortened.
Address: 170 Tillary Street, Suite 507, Brooklyn, NY11201
Phone: 347 987 4606