This exhibition (2010/09/20-25) by Kabuyama Shohei (蕪山昌平展) at Jungaro (純画廊) was entitled "Sora-o-Miru" (空を見る - Look at the Sky), and consisted of several large nihonga pictures similar to the one below. I quite liked the exhibition - and wouldn't mind having pictures like this on my own walls.
This exhibition/installation (2010/09/20-25) by Nakamura Kaori (中村香展) at Gallery Kobo (巷房) was in the two basement spaces of Kobo - with the picture on the promotional card (below) in the standard room along with several other pictures; and there was an interesting installation in the small under-stairs space with umbrellas and two-part raindrops. It was an interesting and fun exhibit. この展示かは、DM絵葉書のような絵と階段下の部屋には、面白いインストレーションでした。 結構面白かったです。 [2012 Exhibition]
This exhibition (2010/09/16-21) by Sageshima Tomoko (下嶋知子展) at Ai Gallery (藍ギャラリー) looked nice as a combination on the white walls of the gallery - as in the photo below showing the bright green and bright orange pictures.
This photo exhibition (2010/09/15-28) by Yoshino Masaki (吉野正起) at Ginza Nikon Salon (銀座ニコンサロン) consisted of various road pictures taken throughout Japan. I thought it was quite interesting - from a blocked off old tunnel to an old steel bridge with the center section removed, to a new towering expressway bridge, to the half-overgrown road on the promotional card, etc., it almost made me want to get in a car and start driving around taking road pictures myself....
This exhibition (2010/09/20-25) by Ishikawa Yasuhiko (石川保彦) and Kuresato Akane (暮里茜) at Gallery La Mer (ギャラリー La Mer) consisted of pictures similar to the ones on the promotional card, as well some some books of photos.
This photo exhibition (2010/09/19-26) by Yamashita Akinobu (山下晃伸) at Serikawa Gallery (芹川画廊) consisted of images taken in Shinjuku, including some I was impressed with at a previous exhibition held at the same gallery back in February of this year (see post for that exhibit [here]).
This was a joint exhibition, but I think most of the clothing (with art painted onto the material) was by Usuki Hideyuki (臼木英之). The other artist's name is on the promotional card (see card below), but I forgot to ask how to pronounce it. The exhibition (2010/09/20-26) is at Gallery Ohmi-2 (ギャラリー近江-2).
This was a group exhibition (2010/09/16-21), with several artists participating. I spoke with one of them (Hitahatake - 北圃史朗) while visiting K's Gallery. Hitahatake was exhibiting some ceramic pieces (see photo below). My favorite part of the exhibit were some of the large ceramic pieces with very interesting designs on them.
This group exhibit (2010/09/20-30) is at Gallery Seikodo (ギャラリーセイコウドウ). I spoke with one of the artists - Hiromoto Naoko (廣本直子), who is back in Japan after living in France. I thought her pictures of scenes in France captured the different atmosphere and pace of life there....
This exhibition (2010/09/08-25) by Ishizuka Masako (石塚雅子展) entitled "Darkness and Light" (夜と昼) is at APS and Gallery Camellia (APSとギャラリーカメリア) and is the 20th in a series (シリーズ20). The two rooms of the exhibition are on the fifth floor, with the picture on the promotional card (below) being exhibited alone in the APS space near the elevator. The original is quite nice, and definitely worth seeing. The reproduction on the card doesn't quite do it justice. [Note: The show is fairly long-running, but is closed every week on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.]
This nihonga exhibition (2010/09/13-22) by Nishiya Mariko (西谷真梨子) at Gallery Tomo (ぎゃらりぃ朋) consists of pictures with a similar color scheme to the one on the promotional card. An interesting element in some pictures, are small holes strategically cut into the cloth the pictures are painted on. (Discovering a cat lurking in one such picture was a fun experience!) The picture below (from the promotional card) was my favorite.
This exhibition (2010/09/13-18) by Yokai Saburo (向井三郎) at Gallery Kobo (巷房) consisted of pictures drawn with charcoal. (I asked what kinds of trees are used for charcoal, and apparently willow is popular, due to its softness.) This picture is quite large - and was drawn in sections at an actual location. (This was my favorite picture of the exhibition.) [2012 Exhibition]
This exhibition (2010/09/13-18) by Hoshikawa Shigeko (星川しげ子) at Gallery La Mer (ギャラリーLa Mer) consisted of three-dimensional pictures such as the ones in the picture below. There was also an interesting table cloth with paint splatters that I liked. The artist created it, but the effect was such that I thought (until it was explained otherwise) that it might have been created naturally through years of paint falling upon it during the creation of other things.
This was a three-person group exhibition (2010/09/12-18) at Gallery Platform Studio (ギャラリープラットフォームスタジオ). The three-dimensionality of the pictures on the left doesn't show up very well in the pictures, but it was quite interesting to view close-up.
This exhibition (2010/09/06-11) by Ishii Kakuko (石井香久子) at Gallery Kobo (巷房) in the 3rd floor and under-stairs spaces of Kobo, was entitled "Japanese Paper Strings - Musubu". Both display spaces were interesting, but of the two, I think I preferred the under-stairs space.
This group exhibition (2010/09/06-11) was split between two galleries - Art Gallery Ishi (アートギャラリー石) and Gallery La Mer (ギャラリー La Mer) - both on the second floor of the Ginza Okuno Building. With eight artists, there's too much to individually comment on, but here are some pictures - from the promotional card and a couple of pictures I took. The second picture depicts art by Kato Osamu and the last picture... I remember the artist, but not his name! (I'll update this if I can find out...)
This exhibition by Takasuka Masaru (高須賀優) at Ginza Ono Gallery-2 (小野画廊-2) had - as its centerpiece - a large picture painted onto an old rusty sheet of metal. The effect was quite interesting - while looking at the picture, you find yourself contemplating the years that the metal has seen....
This exhibition (2010/09/06-11) by Aruga Seiji (あるがせいじ展) at Gallery Kobo (巷房), featured this interesting... sculpture? I think the gallery owner said it was made of paper, but I just missed the artist and so wasn't able to talk to them directly about it. I found it quite interesting to contemplate in any case.
This exhibition by Yamagishi Kimiko (山岸君子展) at Serikawa Gallery (芹川画廊) consisted of ceramic pieces such as shown in the following photos. [Note: I'm not sure of the pronunciation of the artist's name - I talked with her about her art, but forgot to ask her how her name was pronounced.]
This exhibit (2010/08/30-09/04) by Kudo Kikuho (工藤菊畝展) at Ginza Ono Gallery-2 (小野画廊-2) consisted of both warm and cool colored pictures. As it was a very hot day, I preferred cool-blue-colored pictures like the one on the promotional card (below). The artist also had a couple of his books on display.
This exhibition/installation (2010/08/30-09/04) by Sato Hinako (佐藤比南子) at Gallery Kobo (巷房) consists of interestingly arranged sheets of wool. The following two pictures I took at the exhibit - one of the exhibit under the stairs and the other of the Kobo space in the basement - next to the under-the-stairs space.
The theme of this exhibit at La Mer (ギャラリー La Mer), is (loosely translated) "Early Autumn Pictures" (秋に先駆けて秋の絵を). I spoke with the gallery owner about them for a while, but there wasn't a promotional card and I forgot to ask the artist's name. This was my favorite picture: