AG Gallery is pleased to present Yoko Takeuchi’s solo exhibition, Power of the Earth. This exhibition is a part of our Summer Exhibition Series 2013, and on view from August 16 through 22.
We think that ﬂowers are able to heal people, and ﬂowers give people a power. However, we cannot see the process of absorbing the power of ﬂowers because that is only our feelings. I would like to express the process visually. When I think of the power of ﬂowers itself, I realize that ﬂowers are supported by powerful elements, such as roots, stems, and leaves. A root extends and absorbs nutrition from soil, and a stem and leaves grow. In the end, a strong and beautiful
ﬂower blooms. We feel some power from the ﬂower and get healed with it. Even though roots, stems, and leaves are not noticeable, they must be present to bloom a strong and beautiful ﬂower. This exhibition, Power of the Earth, is representing that people take the power of earth without being noticed, and we live adopting the
power from earth. I am challenging myself to make artworks, which include roots, leaves, and ﬂowers
throughout photography with my experiences of being a ﬂower designer.
Yoko Takeuchi / Artist, Photographer, Flower Designer
Yoko Takeuchi lives and works in Tokyo, Japan, and has been taking photographs of ﬂowers for over 10 years, as well as working as a ﬂower arranger for over 15 years. Participated in the London Chelsea Flower Show in 1997 and received praise from show coordinators.
She does decorative arrangement of ﬂower for events, bridals and photography projects of advertisements including magazines. She also works as a freelance
photographer for seasonal ﬂowers throughout Japanese publications in newspapers, magazines, etc.
Besides working as a photographer for ﬂower magazines, as a recent work, her original photographs have been used for posters and iPhone cases, and they are sold at many retail store in Japan.
High Photo Award Japan 2011 Semi Grand prizes
The Solo Exhibition "Power of the Earth" by Yoko Takeuchi is on view at AG Gallery from August 16 through 22, 2013. Open everyday noon to 8pm during show period.
Week 6 : August 16 - 22, 2013
“Power of the Earth”
Solo Exhibition by Yoko Takeuchi
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