From 12-23 Sat, 2022 Through 1-31 Tue. 2023
[Venue] make (a) camp
PAGIC Gallery will produce the gallery area in “make (a) camp,” which will be open grand open on December 23.
This is the flagship space for a limited-time project by Camp Inc. at Shibuya Hikarie Creative Space 8/.
The first artist to be commemorated is SUZAKI SEREN.
CHILD FOR SALE-a new painting depicting MARKINTON that is commercialized, and SUZAKI SEREN’s original goods, including a life-size MARKINTON plush toy, will be on display.
If you are in Shibuya, please stop by Hikarie 8/.
SUZAKISEREN continues to draw one scene and another from each character’s daily life as if she were randomly creating a patchwork cloth. Therefore, you can only find part of the story from one painting/drawing.
The first book of SUZAKI’S works “/” consists of 400 paintings drawn from 2012 to 2020, arranged in order of the story. Reading the book lets you see the big picture and understand what each artwork depicts.
SUZAKISEREN will continue to fulfill and expand the huge patchwork.
make (a) camp
A culture shock studio that creates tolerance in society through partiality, produced by Camp Inc.
In addition to the gallery and store, there is also a shared office space and other relaxing features.
Shibuya Hikarie 8F, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
11:00 – 20:00
*Closed on January 1
01-14 sat—01-29, 2023
PAGIC Gallery is pleased to present “Kyawawa Dobutsuen,” means “Kawaii Zoo.” This is a collaborative exhibition by Okaerikuma (Toshiyuki Sakai) and Mameko Maeda.
The two artists, each with their iconic facial expression style, will present a special and lovely collaboration, including “Okaerikuma wearing a Mameko Maeda style hat” and “Maeda Mamiko’s drawings wearing an Okaerikuma style costume.”
Please visit and look at the straight eyes of these “kyawawa” animals.
Okaerikuma (Toshiyuki Sakai)
Due to the domestic travel boom in the Showa period (1926-1989), “carved wooden bears” became a standard souvenir of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island.
During the Meiji period (1868-1912), with the development of Hokkaido and the rise of the folk art movement, the carved wooden bear was nurtured as a part of Japanese culture and was widely loved as a brilliant icon of Japan’s economic and cultural development.
Today, as the status of travel and lifestyles have changed, the bears that were cherished in tokonoma (alcove) as souvenirs are increasingly losing their place.
“Okaerikuma,” which means “Welcome Back Bears,” is a project to collect bears that sadly end up in storage rooms as unused articles, recarve them, and hand them over to people who will take good care of them once again.
For Mameko Maeda, “body” is an idea that lies at the foundation of her expression.
The body was her first artistic material, as she learned modern dance and jazz dance since she was a child.
The artist, who has a deep interest in using bodies consciously and their possibility, gives thumbs-up to cute and healthy bodies. She focuses on the stretching and contraction of the body and the tension and wrinkles that arise.
Maeda’s works are characterized by the expressionless face of a person staring straight at you, which shows a solid self that is not swayed by the evaluations of others.
It is an expression of admiration and respect for the courage to be oneself, whether bold or eccentric.
11-05 Sat.—11.27 Sun., 2022
*Closed on Wednesdays & Thursdays
PAGIC Gallery is pleased to announce Nekoshowgun’s solo exhibition, “Flourish.”
In this show, Nekoshowgun will depict focusing on flourishing flowers.
The flowers open to bear the seeds attract everyone with their fragrance and color.
They are the most cherished decoration and gifts for people, as long as the bread and butter of beautiful insects.
LIVE DRAWING STREAMING
11-06 13:00pm Start on Instagram @pagicgallery
Nekoshowgun solo exhibition “Flourish”
12-14 Wed.—12.19 Mon., 2022
14:00-19:00 / Weekday
11:00-18:00 / Weekend
Venue: KITAHAMA N GALLERY
(THE BOLY OSAKA B1F, 1-16, Kitahama 2, Chuo-ku, Osaka, JAPAN)
*The Executive Committee for the Osaka Culture and Arts Creation Project, funded by contributions from Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City, subsidized the exhibition in Osaka.