Moonlight Reflected on the Water’s Surface

Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA

poster for Moonlight Reflected on the Water’s Surface

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The number of female students enrolled at Kyoto City University of Arts has continued to increase and is now approaching 90 percent of all students. This trend can be seen, to varying degrees, in art schools throughout the whole country. However, despite this trend, the number of female artists have not increased significantly. So what are female art school graduates aiming towards? What direction are they heading in? This exhibition takes these questions as a starting point and introduces 4 female artists.
Junko Kido makes installation work that calls out to the viewer’s sensitivity by utilising the power of place through repeated interaction with the the space. Asae Soya uses everyday, familiar objects as a motif which she expresses through color and light. However, in recent years she has also ventured into the world of installation and painting. Makiko Nakamura creates ceramic work that takes on a blend of the mundane and the unusual, and in recent years she has worked on a series that fuses the Japanese sense of aesthetic for finding beauty in imperfection and subtlety with references to Western motifs. Finally, Mayuko Wada uses various approaches, unrestricted by size, in order to visualise the consciousness and thought of things that lack substance.
In this way, the four artists represented in this exhibition use various techniques to produce work that allows us to capture a physical sense of the elegance that is overlooked in our everyday experience. Our world is not simply made up of things that can only be seen with our eyes. The four participants offer us a glimpse of the invisible things, the existence of which surely forms a part of the reality of our world. By trying to capture these invisible fragments of “now”, these women continue to develop the world of their own artwork.

[Related Events]

Opening Event
Date: Jun.27 (Sat) From 14:00

Talk Event
Date: Jul.4 (Sat) and Jul.11 (Sat).

Please refer to the official site for further details.



from June 27, 2015 at 11:00 to August 02, 2015 at 18:30

Opening Reception on 2015-06-27 from 14:00 to 16:00



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