Gallery Show: 妖し展 [Ayashi Exhibition] @ Arts Rush, Daikanyama
The Japanese / English dictionary I use defines 妖し [Ayashi] precisely in the following way:
attractive, bewitching, calamity
I cannot think of a better description for art, and the process of making art. Both the act and the result seem to be charming chaos (verb/noun) to create charming chaos (adjective/noun). Attempts to impose order, logic, or structure are all so much fairy dust and illusion.
It is fortuitous then, that such artwork is perfect for Arts Rush's 妖し展 [Ayashi Exhibition], opening this Wednesday the 13th of August. I'm thrilled to have been invited back for my second group show at Arts Rush (Neiro was the first). 8 artists in total will be showing a wide variety of strange, ominous, and beguiling artwork in a variety of mediums and techniques. I'm confident that the exhibition will be mysteriously amazing (or amazingly mysterious!).
Suspiciously, I shall not be in attendance this time. I hope that you will be, though, to witness the weirdness and beauty for your self.
妖し展 [Ayashi Exhibition]
dates: Wed. August 13 - Mon. August 25, 2014
times: 11:30am - 8:00pm [doors shut 5:00pm on Mondays, closed Tuesdays]