Mayo Koide “Above the Sky, Below the Sea, The Start of Seven Colors”

The Three Konohana

poster for Mayo Koide “Above the Sky, Below the Sea, The Start of Seven Colors”

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As part 4 of the “Konohana’s Eye” series, The Three Konohana gallery introduces Mayo Koide’s installations. Koide, who majored in printmaking, is more recently recognized by her installations which aim to create an alternative version of the surrounding world. Her starting point is to observe landscapes and cityscapes, capture moments of this experience via photography and then recreate these elements with artificial materials, selecting aspects which touched her sensibilities. Thus power-lines viewed outside a window are translated as overlapping hanging threads draped over colored map pins, or exact replicas of rocks are made in colorful resin. The outside public world becomes represented in a smaller, more personally orchestrated realm, and at the same time the reverse happens, since the materials inside the room become representational of things beyond their usual scale and scope.

The use of everyday, non-precious, easily accessible materials found around the house is important to Koide in the creation of a connection between what is experienced in the private world and what surrounds us when we cross over this threshold. She uses this method to construct direct relationships between the built environment and our own personal space. Koide expresses how our eyes and mind deceive us by gathering basic information and overlaying it with our own preconceptions.

[Image: “The Features of This Land” Mixed Media (Installation), Artfunkl (Manchester, UK), 2013]



from June 06, 2014 at 12:00 to July 20, 2014 at 19:00

Opening Reception on 2014-06-06 from 18:00 to 21:00


Mayo Koide


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