Past Exhibition : Gardar Eide Einarsson / Kaz Oshiro

DUO EXHIBITION

2021.05.22.Sat - 06.27.Sun

Open :
Wed / Thu / Sun 14:00-19:00
Fri / Sat 14:00 - 20:00
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Closed : Mon, Tue

Special Thanks : MAKI Gallery


at : PARCEL
東京都中央区日本橋馬喰町2-2-1 DDDHOTEL 1F
1F, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Bakuro-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

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5月22日より、PARCELにて東京を中心に活動をしているノルウェー人作家のガーダー・アイダ・アイナーソン、現在LAを拠点に活動している沖縄県出身の作家大城カズの二人展を開催いたします。

1976年に生まれたアイナーソンは、ポリティカルなメッセージや音楽を含めたポップカルチャーなど幅広い領域に出発点を持ち、それらで使用される記号やシンボルを作品を構成する上での重要なファクターとして、ペインティング、インスタレーション、立体作品やコラージュなど様々な方法を使ってアウトプットする作家です。「記号」を極端に拡大、抜粋、反復、複製などをすることにより、これらのシンボルを本来の意味と文脈から巧みに切り離しながらも、複雑に絡み合っている社会情勢や権力に対して我々鑑賞者にその意味と思考することを投げかけます。

大城は立体的に組まれたキャンバスで、我々の日常に関わるようなモノを作品として制作しています。本物と見間違えるほどの精度で制作されたゴミ箱、書類ダンス、アンプなどをはじめ、壁に衝突し折れ曲がっているかのような絵画など、そのモチーフや手法は多岐に渡ります。彼の作品には、アイナーソン同様、ポップカルチャーの要素や、より本質的・社会的な要素が織り込まれており、そこには一貫して絵画そのものや美術という存在に対しての大城の問いかけと挑戦が根底にあります。代表作である日用品をモチーフとした作品をはじめ、近年では現代社会の文字通り土台に使われている素材である鉄骨をモチーフとした一連の作品も発表しています。

今回の二人展にてアイナーソンが発表するペインティングのモチーフは無くなってしまった世界貿易センタービルの展望台へのチケットであり、その周辺にはサイレンをモチーフとした新作プリント作品、大城による”鉄骨”が空間に並びます。様々な要因が絡み合いながら構成される現代において社会の一員として決められた「意味」が与えられることに慣れている我々にとって、一度立ち止まって物事を再考するきっかけを与える展示になるかと思います。6月末までの本展、ぜひご高覧くださいませ。

Starting from May 22, PARCEL is pleased to present a two-person exhibition by Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson, who is currently based in Tokyo, and Okinawa born LA based artist Kaz Oshiro.

Einarsson, who was born in 1976, adopts the symbols, signs and codes employed in fields such as political messages and pop culture, transforming and using them as a significant factor in the development of his works. Resulting in various mediums such as paintings, installations, sculptures and collages. Through extreme enlargement, excerpts, repetition, and reproduction of these “symbols”, Einarsson skillfully separates them from their original contexts, while challenging viewers to question the meaning of the complex intertwining social systems and powers.

Oshiro uses three-dimensionally assembled canvases to create his works of art based on objects that are relevant to our everyday lives. His motifs and techniques range from trash cans, document shelves, and amplifiers that are created with a level of precision that could be misidentified as the actual objects, to bent paintings that seem to have collided into the wall or fallen onto the floor. Like Einarsson, Oshiro’s works are interwoven with elements of various cultures including pop-culture, as well as more essential and sociological elements, and are consistently based on his questioning and challenging of the existence of paintings itself. In addition to his representative works of everyday objects, in more recent years Oshiro has also introduced a series of works using steel beams as his motifs, a material that is literally used as the foundation of modern society.

The motif of Einarsson’s painting in this exhibition is from the ticket to the observation deck of the former World Trade Center Building, along with a series of new print works of a siren. Surrounding these are “steel beams” by Oshiro. This exhibition, which will be on view until the end of June, will provide an opportunity for those of us who are accustomed to being given a predetermined “meaning” as members of a society, to stop and reconsider what we see and are told.

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GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON

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Born 1976, Oslo, Norway
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
“How to Survive in the West” The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
“Gardar Eide Einarsson” Maureen Paley, London, UK

2018
“Total Control Zone” Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DEN
“Flagwaste” Team Gallery, New York, USA
“Rawhide Down” Standard (Oslo), Oslo, NOR

2017
“Studies and Further Studies in a Dying Culture” Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, JPN
“Gardar Eide Einarsson and Oscar Tuazon” Maureen Paley, London, UK

2016
“SHTF” Team (bungalow), Los Angeles, USA
“Distinct Functional Layers Help Establish Hierarchy and Order” Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DEN
“(UN)”, Gardar Eide Einarsson and Per Krohg, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, NOR

numerous group exhibition

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

ARoS, Aarhus, DEN
MOMA , New York, USA
SFMoMA, San Fransisco, USA
LA MoCA, Los Angeles, USA
LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt Am Main, GER
Norwegian National Museum of Art, Oslo, NOR
Birmingham Museums Trust, Birmingham, UK
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SWE
Nordic Contemporary Art Collection, SWE

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KAZ OSHIRO

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Born 1967, Okinawa, Japan

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
“Republic”, MAKI Gallery [Tennoz], Tokyo, JPN
“96375”, Nonaka-Hill, Los Angeles, CA

2017
“Steel” Unforged, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, FRA
“A STANDARD”, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2015
Kaz Oshiro, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“Diffuse Reflection”, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, FRA

numerous group exhibitions

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Fonds national d’art contemporain, Paris, FRA
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
LACMA,Los Angeles, USA
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, USA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, USA
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, USA
Peter Norton Family Foundation, CA, USA
Rubell Museum, Miami, USA
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, USA
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK