The Present Unhinged : Maio Motoko

The Present Unhinged The International Context of Maio Motoko Jeremy Gales Independent Curator At three pm, rays cast off an adjacent building fall hard across the gallery floor. Windows cut the light to size: when it hits, it seeps, gathering …
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Maio Motoko : Edmund Capon AO OBE

Maio Motoko : Extraordinary Perspectives The Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne Remarks by Edmund Capon AO OBE, 18 January 2017 There is a certain air of mea culpa about this for me….Lesley reminded me of her showing the work of Maio …
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Story IX | The Frog in the Well

井の中の蛙、大海を知らず I no naka no kawazu, taikai o shirazu The frog in the well cannot conceive of the ocean An ancient Chinese proverb, readily adopted by Japanese culture, is the starting point for our spring-summer series of exhibitions, Inside Looking …
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Shumei Kobayashi | Opening Night

Inside Looking Out I : Shumei Kobayashi Threads of Significance Opening Night Works are available to view on Artsy : Click to view  Opened by Tetsuya Wakuda, celebrated restaurateur, art collector and close friend of the artist, the first ‘Inside …
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Inside Looking Out | Spring-Summer 2016 Exhibition Series

Inside Looking Out Lesley Kehoe Galleries Winter-Spring 2016 Season of Exhibitions Shumei Kobayashi, Koji Hatakeyama and Maio Motoko 井の中の蛙、大海を知らず I no naka no kawazu, taikai o shirazu The frog in the well cannot conceive of the ocean The ‘Inside Looking …
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Shoso Shimbo | Spring Flower Arrangement

Installation by Dr Shoso Shimbo In the tradition of Ogata Kōrin’s (1658-1716) National Treasure screens Red and White Plum Blossoms, Melbourne-based Sogetsu master Dr Shoso Shimbo has created an inspiringly beautiful Spring installation of red and white plum blossoms in …
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Story VIII | Threads of Significance

Shumei Kobayashi  Tsutsugaki and Yūzen painting “Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.” Richard Feynman 1918-1988 Theoretical Physicist That Nature should be the …
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Story VII | The Art of the Vessel

Byōbu (vessel)   Mitsumoto Takeshi b. 1962   Reclaimed Iron ‘…the fact that a vase encompasses nothing, is the use of the vase’  Lao Tzu* Seemingly contradictory concepts introduce this article: ‘Vessel’ is defined by the Oxford dictionary as ‘a hollow …
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Story VI | Embracing the Ambivalent

Maio Motoko. Photo by William Hung Photography Maio Motoko: The artist has depths of creativity that distinguish her in the world of contemporary art where so many artists attain marketability and sadly simultaneous stasis. Once upon a time, in a serendipitous …
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Story V | The Nude

Nude Installation Shinichi Maruyama at Lesley Kehoe Galleries Naked or Nude? Sexualized, Objectified or Beautified? On January 15 1889 Directive number 39 from the Japanese Ministry of the Interior banned nude illustrations, defined as ‘nude pictures of beautiful females and …
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