A Group Exhibition at Galerie H20 in Kyoto, Japan
Following the [September 2016 collaboration between Kyoto's Galerie H20, Medialia Gallery is once again thrilled to bring medallic art to Japanese audiences. MIRAI SOREKARA – meaning FUTURE AND THEN – joins contemporary Japanese and international medallic sculpture with the intention of welcoming new audiences and artists, as well as old friends, to the ancient art of numismatics.
MIRAI SOREKARA originated at Medialia Gallery in September 2016, where it was exclusive to Japanese artists. For the installation at Galerie H20, curator Mashiko created a more comprehensive picture of the medium by incorporating multi-part medals by gallery artists from Bulgaria, Finland, Latvia, Portugal, and the United States of America. At Galerie H20, the allure of touch – of the medal in hand, weighted, and textured – becomes the delight of play.
April 18th through 30th • 2017
Featuring the work of: Yasafumi Chuma • Tadamasa Deguchi • Kazutoshi Imai • Yumi Inoue • Naoko Ito • Eishirou Kakitsubo • Masaharu Kakitsubo • Kasuke Kishi • El-Kimya Kitamura • Makoto Kumagai • Keiichi Murata • Atsunori Nakahara • Manabu Nakanishi • Takafumi Oonishi • Akemi Shuno • Hiroko Suizu • Masato Tagami • Masayuki Takemoto • Tsutomu Tamura • Hiroyuki Tomita • Haruya Tsumoto • Yutaka Umezawa • Souta Watanabe • Tomohiko Yamada • Toshiaki Yamada • Hiroshi Yasuda • Kazuo Yoshida
Featuring the work of: Lindley Briggs • John Cook • João Duarte • Maria João Ferreira • Marion Held • Mashiko • Bogomil Nikolov • Andreia Pereira • Ann Shaper Pollack • Polly Purvis • Jeanne Stevens-Sollman • Janis Strupulis