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THIS TUESDAY AT OUCHI GALLERY

Opening Reception 2/16


Sacco Fujishima -ENTERING THE FACTORY-


Based in Tsukuba in Japan, Sacco Fujishima is a student at University of Tsukuba. She started her career as contemporary artist in 2013 while she studied at Royal Institute of Art/Kungl. Konsthögskolan (RIA) in Stockholm. Fujishima’s artwork often captures artificial structures especially factories and industrial areas as landscape.

Moe is a Japanese word that originally refers to strong affection mainly towards characters in animation, manga, and videogames. Moe, however, has also gained usage referring to affection towards any subject, for example, factories and industrial objects. This affection, called “Kojo(factory in Japanese)-Moe”, incorporates even animism, according to the artist.

The title of this exhibition,  Entering the Factory, is inspired by a film “Exiting the Factory” or, “Exiting the Lumière Factory”, the first live-action movie ever made. In this movie, the factory remains motionless, whereas the people are directed to act. In contrast, this exhibition aims to “direct” the factories, immobile existence, as to let people rediscover the animism in artificial structures.

<Education>
2012- exchange study at The Royal Institution Of Fine Arts Stockholm, Sweden
2009- BA Tsukuba university

<Exhibitions and Awards>
2015 solo exhibition”PLANTS ROMANCE” at Shinjuku Ganka Garou, Tokyo
2014 second prize at the 9th 100 artists exhibition at Ouchi Gallery, New York
2013 solo exhibition “ANATOMY”at Nopicnic, stockholm
SEART Sweden’s Emerging Art
2013 exhibition “ORGANS” at The Royal Institution Of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden
2013 Belladonna Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum
2012 ARTEX PARIS, paris, France
2012 art salon shopping 2012 in Paris, France
2011 exhibition “sacconoco” at Junction City in Tokyo, Japan
2011 group exhibition “fikkasn” in Tsukuba, Japan
2010 group exhibition “KIMAGURE” in Tsukuba, Japan
2010 selected the exhibition Rukei in The Ueno Royal Museum

 

EXHIBITION: 2/17, WEDNESDAY 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM - 2/21, SUNDAY 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(Appointments only on Wednesday)

JCAT GALLERY SHOWCASE OPENING  

JCAT SHOWCASE -Group Exhibition-



Participation Artists: 

AYA SHIMOHARA
Yuko Katano
KOUTA NAKAGAWA
SHINO ECHIGO



RECEPTION:
2/ 16 TUESDAY 7:00PM - 10:00PM

EXHIBITION: 2
/18 THURSDAY 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM - 2/21 SUNDAY 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(Closed on Wednesday)
OPENING LIVE PERFORMANCE
Takuma Akaba


Born 1989 in Saitama, Japan, Takuma Akaba’s career started when he was 9 years old originally as a Japanese Taiko drummer, performing in all over Tokyo area. Also associated in tours in Bangkok, Thailand, and Hawaii, USA in his early age. Enrolled Musashino Academia Musicae in 2008. Played percussion and timpani for Japanese TV shows while he extended his career as a composer, transcriber, arranger and a pianist during college.

After he graduated Musashino Academia Musicae in 2012, he participated in America tour with American Wind Symphony Orchestra playing percussion and also as a Taiko drums soloist. In 2013, he performed in the concert with the former members of Shiki Theatre Company. Instructed the Taiko drum band to play at the opening ceremony for All Japan High School Athlete Federation 2014. His 2014 seasonal performance also made it to the opera set on the Pacific Venus’s Christmas cruise, which has lasted for 14 days covered total of 18 shows. Takuma Akaba’s regular engagement includes over 20 times of recitals annually with Ikumi Ogasawara, a composer and a pianist known for her renowned works with the TV show jingles of “Okaasan to Issho” (NHK) and TV commercial background music.

He also has a percussion entertainment group, “Percussion Theatre GimmiC" that he leads and manages himself and is committed to perform in the group for events and parties for enterprise companies throughout the country. In 2014, he was honored to perform at Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan, produced by Musashino Academia Musicae.

Resides in New York from April 2015 to March 2016.

Fujiko Miyazaki 


Fujiko Miyazaki was born in Nagano, Japan in 1991. She began playing piano at 2 years old. She was admitted to Shinshu university in Nagano and she started to play jazz piano. In her school days, she studied under Fumio Itabashi.
After she graduated from Shinshu university, she continued music activities as she worked at a company. In 2015, she performed with Benisuke Sakai, he is the representative bassist of Japan. She couldn't give up her dream become a pianist, so she left the company and moved to NYC in 2016. She is improving her skill and sensitivity in NYC

WELCOME TO OUCHI GALLERY!

No, not "ouch". Pronounced OOH-WOO-CH-I, Ouchi is Japanese for "home" or "house". Our gallery is named Ouchi because we display artwork by contemporary Japanese artists in a home-like setting.
 
Art should be more than a business commodity. It should transform into our daily lives, awakening us with new thoughts and passions each day. The best art teaches that there are no limits to individual pursuits; that our own possibilities are infinite.
 
When you visit Ouchi Gallery, we hope that you feel both at home and inspired. Perhaps you will feel something exhilarating—a positive "ouch!"