To right, from left.
February 6 - March 6, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, February 6, 6-8 pm
KAYOKOYUKI is pleased to announce the solo exhibition with Ayako Ohno. Ohno was born in 1983 in Saitama, Japan.
Recently, Ohno received the grand prize of Daikokuya Contemporary Art Raise Exhibition 2012,and presented her work in "Sakanatoshite Tsukaru" at Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Tochigi, 2013, "COVERED TOKYO: Hikarie, 2014" at Shibuya Hikarie, Tokyo, "Look my edge using his edge -curated by Miyako Takeshita+Omotesando Gallery” at Omotesando Gallery, Tokyo, 2012, "SLASH/08 -Gimme something sweet that is everlasting- crated by KAYOKOYUKI” at waitingroom, Tokyo, 2012, "P.I.C.K.U.P" at AKIYAMA GALLERY, Tokyo, 2012, "Work shop: Kurashinonakani mirukatachi" at Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo, 2014. Her works have be located at Shodo island, Kagawa, and Kanagawa Sagamihara Park, Kanagawa, Sukagawa Midorigaoka Park, Fukushima. Lives and works in Saitama.
Ayako Ohno has created her sculptures by sticking with stone as a material of expression. She provides shapes to the stone to preserve each and every phenomenon within human life; plants such as flowers and buds, trees and leaves; natural sceneries such as the natural water flow such as waterfalls and rivers; depictions of the human figure such as by profile, upper body, and the body shape of swimming person; personal items such as a shovel and high heels; images of everyday behavior such as having a meal.
In this exhibition, her new artwork “To right, from left” will be introduced in a setting in which river scenery is expressed in a way that conjures up an image of a stage scene composed of stones and plywood panels displayed on a 360 cm-length platform. The title of the artwork, also the title of the exhibition, indicates the state of left-to-right water flow of a river observed from the viewpoint of the artist. Also, concerning the material for expression, stone, Ohno sets her own standpoint in order to face the mystical power of nature such as an enormous amount of time passage and dramatic change in the environment without being swayed, because, only in doing so, can elements such as texture and expression of a stone, shape of object, and progression of a phenomenon become visible and allow abstraction.