The people of Japan are big on seasonality. The fact that Japan has four distinct seasons is a point of pride*. It's not just the weather. It's the changing of the leaves. The seasonal fruit and vegetables. The festivals. And a cornucopia of other traditions and emotions passed down from an agrarian society.
Rainy Season is an exception. It's the fifth season, in the same way that there was a fifth Beatle, meaning that its not technically a season at all. Everyone knows about it, does their best to ignore it, and would love to cut it from the band. It's a dark, dank, humid, and yes, rainy couple of weeks situated between the relatively pleasant Spring and the brutal heat and humidity of Summer.
The sunny side of miserable weather is that it creates fertile ground to grow art in.
I'm thrilled to, once again, be included in an exhibition at Arts Rush Gallery in Daikanyama, Tokyo, along with a gaggle of other talented artists, crafters, and creators. I've created two new pieces in my Relics series especially for this show. Sadly, I won't be able to visit the gallery. I hope you can!
*Despite the fact that winter, in many parts of the country, has no snow and temperatures rarely sink below what many northerly-situated folk would consider chilly
梅雨のゆううつ。。。展 • The Melancholy of the Rainy Season
dates: Wed. May 24 - Mon. June 12, 2017
times: Wed・Thurs・Fri・Sat AM11:00～PM7:00
place: Arts Rush, 1F 2-14-10 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 〒150-0021
日付: 2017年5月24日 (水) ～ 6月12日 (月)
時間: 水・木・金・土 AM11:00～PM7:00