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Maria Taniguchi

TAKA ISHII GALLERY, Tokyo

View of Maria Taniguchi, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, 2017.
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Cameron Allan McKean

Earth-stuff goes through myriad transformations on its path to usefulness in our world. Soil, stone, water, oil, plants, animals, and the rest all pass through processes of cleaning, smoothing, separating, reconstituting. And at the end of that violence is an exquisite, terrifying flatness: one that expresses itself through identical buildings,... continue reading
J.B. Blunk

BLUM AND POE, Tokyo

View of "J.B. Blunk," Blum & Poe, Tokyo, 2016-17.
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Cameron Allan McKean

Pottery is place, folded and fired. It is soil, stone, flora, topography, and climate, massaged by human tradition and technique. In Japan, the placeness of ceramics has been taken to an extreme with local variations in style proliferating across the island nation. This sensitivity to place and materials echoes in... continue reading
Robert Morris & Kishio Suga

BLUM & POE, Tokyo

View of "Robert Morris & Kishio Suga," Blum & Poe, Tokyo, 2016.
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Stuart Munro

Words, like the gray matting in Robert Morris’s Lead and Felt (1969/2016), are woven. Yet, like these felt strips, descriptions shift. In a shared context with Kishio Suga’s Parameters of Space (1978/2016), material and form take on meanings that bend, twist, and track the local climate. The immediate world provides... continue reading
View of Andrew Kerr's “The gallery is beside a church, apartments and a small park with fountain,” Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, 2015.
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Stuart Munro

Tokyo’s Rat Hole Gallery is beside a church, apartments and a small park. Removed from the passing traffic, stairs from the street lead to a basement entrance hidden behind frosted glass. By locating them so precisely in the show’s title, Glasgow-based Andrew Kerr suggests the new paintings for his first... continue reading
Sarah Conaway and Melanie Schiff

TAKA ISHII GALLERY MODERN, Tokyo

View of Sarah Conaway and Melanie Schiff, Taka Ishii Gallery Modern, Tokyo, 2014.
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Taro Nettleton

To coincide with his second exhibition in Japan, “BC RIPS” at Tokyo’s Taka Ishii Gallery, Sterling Ruby has curated a show of photographs by Los Angeles artists Sarah Conaway and Melanie Schiff. Held at the small Taka Ishii Gallery Modern space in Roppongi district and featuring just five images–one of... continue reading
Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin

TAKA ISHII GALLERY, Tokyo

View of Ei Arakawa & Sergei Tcherepnin, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyp, 2011–2012.
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Kevin McGarry

The show ended in chaos, typically. On Saturday, January 14th, two incongruous flutists drifted into the exhibition space filled with visitors bending and shaking the cacophonous sculptures. It’s a scene that is only an amplified version of any given afternoon during the exhibition, throughout which the artists, Ei Arakawa and... continue reading

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