Izuru KASAHARA  October 5 – October 30, 2017
Fluffy Limbo/still life/following S.Y/F6/キャンバスに油彩、箔/410×318mm/2017年

Izuru KASAHARA  October 5 – October 30, 2017

For the first time in 3 years, Izuru Kasahara will have an exhibition at GALLERY TAGA 2.
Around 1995, he began to examine “laughter,” the behavior itself, its meaning, and even the very existence, and expressed in his work many complicated layers of laughter. Around 2006, he then produced continually a series of drawings in which he drew “laughing spirits” floating in a landscape with a lotus pond, as seen at shrines and temples, where people have believed the real world encountered the ‘other side’.
In this exhibit, ‘laughing spirits’ drift amongst famous works that mirror Utsushiyo, as we are invited into the middle realm between Utsushiyo and Tokoyo (see below). In addition, the venue will be a joint collaboration with illumination creator Taira Ichikawa.Please feel free to take a look.

Tokoyo: The forever unchanging sanctuary. It is believed to exist in the world after death and in the underworld. This is one of two critical world views in Japanese mythology and Shintoism. The other is ‘Utsushiyo.’
Fluffy Limbo: A fluffy and uncertain state/place, without ever landing, suspended in limbo.

Thursday, October 5 – Monday, October 30, 2017, 12-19PM (last day, 12-17PM)
*Gallery will be closed on Wednesdays, Sundays, and holidays.
1-34-2 Soshigaya Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-0072, JAPAN
Opening reception
October 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM