Exhibition by four painters from Kagoshima: ‘A Gaze Towards Everyday Life’

PUBLISHED Sep 5, 2023

The exhibition

The exhibition “A Gaze Towards Everyday Life (Japanese title: 日常へのまなざし)” by four Kagoshima-born painters began on September 5 at the underground auditorium of the Kagoshima City Museum of Art (Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima City).

The event is organized by the Kawaru Aida no Bijutsu Committee, which consists of local artists and curators living in Kagoshima. The committee has been active since 2020, aiming “to create an art scene in Kagoshima where contemporary expressions can thrive.”

The exhibition features watercolor paintings by “asamiru,” acrylic/oil/watercolor paintings by Naoko Kamiwakida, oil paintings by Natsuko Kiura, and dynamic works covering an entire wall by Chisato Hokazono. The four artists share the common theme of “expressing inspiration drawn from everyday, mundane moments and things around them.”

Kiura, one of the participating artists, expressed hope and stated, “I believe the works may intersect with the viewers’ everyday way of life. I hope this provides an opportunity for people to engage with the works and thoughts of artists living in the same era and allows their imaginations to wander.”

The exhibition is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (until 4:00 p.m. on the final day) until September 10. Admission is 500 yen for adults and free for students. A concurrent exhibition titled “Shaping Behaviors (Japanese title: 象るふるまい” will be held at the Retroft Museo in Maizancho.

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