Exhibition

MICHELA PEDRON solo show
“THE DEAR DEER AND THE CRANKY CROW”
The 25th Izukogen Art Festival
2017.5.1 - 5.28

※The review of the exhibition is written up in the website of Bijutsutecho.
https://bijutsutecho.com/news/3647/
https://ex.artnavi-bt.com/exhibition/285



We are proud to announce a coming solo exhibition of Michela Pedron, an Italian contemporary artist in our two galleries of Izu, Shizuoka.



Izu2017-Michela



In the first venue, HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN, we are exhibiting new works series that featured deer and crows. In HIRO GALLERY IZUOKAWA, the second venue that is open from this show, we introduce her Italian Pop Art world, including her installation and other serial works.




Dear Deer / varnish on fabric / 130 x 50cm / 2017



MICHELA PEDRON solo show
“THE DEAR DEER AND THE CRANKY CROW”
The 25th Izukogen Art Festival


HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN and IZUOKAWA

Term: May 1[mon] - 28[sun], 2017
Hours Open: 11:00 - 17:00
TEL: 0557-54-4581
[IZUKOGEN] ※Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday [open May 2 and 3] / 1081 Yahatano, Ito City, Shizuoka, Japan
[IZUOKAWA] ※Open 7 days a week / 185-1 Okawa, Higashiizucho, Kamo, Shizuoka, Japan
Organized by HIRO GALLERY, GINZA TOKYO
Support:

Italian Embassy in Tokyo
Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo

Artist's website:
http://www.michelapedron.com

Contact:
HIRO GALLERY, GINZA TOKYO
info@hirogallery.com
TEL 03-3574-0545


ART THESSALONIKI 2016
HIRO GALLERY
TIF HELEXPO Exhibition and Congress Center [Thessaloniki, Greece]
2016.12.1 - 12.4

We participated in a new international contemporary art fair, ART THESSALONIKI, which was held in the 2nd largest city in Greece.



Flatball 2015 No.06
Daisuke Samejima
Flatball 2015 No.06
Acrylic on acrylic resin ball / 2015 / φ17 cm



HIRO GALLERY exhibited Shoko Imano, Daisuke Samejima, Masaaki Noda and Michela Pedron.



ART THESSALONIKI
International Contemporary Art Fair

Venue: TIF HELEXPO Exhibition and Congress Center [pavilions 10-9]
Address: 154 Egnatias str. Post Code: 54636 Thessaloniki - Greece
Tel: +30 2310 291111 (24 hours)
Term: 1 – 4 December 2016

Hours open:
1 December 17:00 – 22:00
2 December 14:00 – 21:00
3 – 4 December 11:00 – 21:00

Daily Price
Adult € 5
Children € 3
Students of Art School € 3
Journalists, Art Historians free entrance.

http://art-thessaloniki.helexpo.gr


CECCO BONANOTTE - IL TEATRO DEI RICORDI -
Nakatomi Memorial Medicine Museum
2016.10.2 - 11.30

Nakatomi Memorial Medicine Museum held an exhibition of new works in mixed media by Cecco Bonanotte [1942- ], a leading Italian sculptor who was awarded the sculpture field of The 24th Praemium Imperiale in 2012.


TeatroRicordi-leaflet



Including the production of the bronze door of the Vatican Museums, Cecco Bonanotte, a world-famous maestro, has left great footsteps ever. He has a strong bond with Japan, and over 40 years have past since he began visiting Japan regularly. In the course of that, he realized many one-man exhibitions throughout Japan, including the one in Yakushi-ji Temple in Nara. He visits various places in Japan such as Kyoto in the intervals of his work, and has deepened his understanding and attainment of Japanese culture. In this exhibition he expresses homage to Japanese culture that he has accumulated over the years as a triptych of 《HAIKU》《NOH》《KWAIDAN》. One of the works is made in combination with colored boards and heads of Japanese dolls, being seemed as far different from previous bronze sculptures, but we can glimpse his consistent esthetics and philosophy behind them. This is because his interpretation of them –HAIKU that generates infinite emotion by subtraction, NOH that symbolically expresses life and death, KWAIDAN that goes and returns between reality and dream - is connected to the artist’s principle at a fundamental level, producing excellent effect. The new works tell us that the artist’s insight into Japanese Culture isn’t a mere curiosity or Orientalism, but rather has great influence on his philosophy to produce artworks. The exhibition was composed with consecutive works in mixed media, maximum width reaching 9 meters.


IL TEATRO DEL NOH [part]
IL TEATRO DEL "NOH" [part]


IL TEATRO DEI SOGNI KWAIDAN [part]
IL TEATRO DEI SOGNI “KWAIDAN” [part]


Official event of 150th anniversary of Japan-Italy diplomatic relations
CECCO BONANOTTE - IL TEATRO DEI RICORDI -
Term: October 2 [sun] - November 30 [wed], 2016
Venue: Nakatomi Memorial Medicine Museum / Konoemachi 288-1, Tosu, Saga 〒841-0004 Japan

Closed on Mondays [Open October 10, Closed October 11]
Hours Open: 10:00 〜 17:00 [Last admission: 16:30]
Admission fee: Adults 300 yen, University and High school students 200 yen, Junior high and Elementary school students 100 yen
Tel: +81-942-84-3334

Organizer: Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.
Cooperation: HIRO GALLERY
Support: Italian Embassy in Japan, Nakatomi Memorial Medicine Museum, Saga prefecture, Tosu city, Tosu chamber of commerce and industry

Photo by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte


Official event of 150th anniversary of Japan-Italy diplomatic relations
ALESSANDRA MARIA BONANOTTE PHOTO EXHIBITION -MEIAN-
The 24th Izukogen Art Festival
2016.5.1 - 5.29

HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN held ALESSANDRA MARIA BONANOTTE PHOTO EXHIBITION -MEIAN- in the 24th Izukogen Art Festival.



Kami-Taglio
Kami-Taglio



An Italian photographer Bonanotte travels extensively to photograph nature, culture and people. In recent years she is especially fascinated by Japan, its nature, shrines and temples, festivals, traditional crafts, artists and expert artisans. She is inclined to capture brilliant moments that have been inherited for a long time. She realized the photographs for "Tsumugiori" [Kyuryudo] of Fukumi Shimura, the book won the "Gold Prize", the “MEXT Minister Prize” and the "Shin Matsunaga Prize" in the 57th edition of the "Japan Catalogue Prize" in 2015. Her original viewpoint and technic is highly valued and several exhibitions have already been held in Japan.



Organized and Operated by the local habitants, Izukogen Art Festival is held every May, the season of fresh greenery, as an open cultural festival. Viewers stroll the area with rich nature and visit over 100 art spaces. HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN has participated from the beginning of this festival. In this exhibition, Japanese spirituality captured by Alessandra was expressed in the world of -MEIAN-, Japanese chiaroscuro. Viewers were able to appreciate about 15 photographs, which rediscover the Japanese virtue from her Italian point of view, in the cozy and airy Japanese architecture.



Official event of 150th anniversary of Japan-Italy diplomatic relations
ALESSANDRA MARIA BONANOTTE PHOTO EXHIBITION -MEIAN-
[The 24th Izukogen Art Festival]

Venue: HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN [Space No. 66]
Address: Yawatano 1081, Ito City, Shizuoka, 413-0232, Japan Map ※8-minute walk from Izukogen Station
TEL: +81-557-54-4581
Term: May 1 [sun] - May 29 [sun], 2015 ※Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
[※open May 3 and 4]
Hours Open: 11:00 - 17:00

Support:

Italian Embassy in Tokyo
Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo
Associazione Italo-Giapponese

Ito City


Photo by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte


ART NAGOYA 2016
2016.2.20 - 2.21

We exhibited in a hotel art fair in the Westin Nagoya Castle, “ART NAGOYA 2016” from Feb 20 [sat] to 21 [sun].



Avramidis - Here You Are
Vasilis Avramidis
Here You Are
oil on canvas / 2011 / 100 x 70 cm



Using one hotel floor as an exhibition venue, in the more day-to-day situation than galleries or museums, you would be able to imagine “the life with art”. HIRO GALLERY presented the selected artworks from our collection.



Daisuke Samejima - e
Daisuke Samejima
e
old neon sign, acrylic / 2014 / 46 × 38 × 17 cm



※One artwork by Daisuke Samejima was presented in a web culture magazine “LIVERARY” in Nagoya.
http://liverary-mag.com/art/41728.html



ART NOGOYA 2016
Term: Feb 20 [sat] – 21 [sun], 2016
Venue: 9th floor of the Westin Nagoya Castle [3-19 Hinokuchi-cho, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan 451-8551]
Hours open: 11:00 – 19:00 [2nd day until 18:00]
Admission fee: 1,000 yen
Inquiries: 052‒955‒1790 [ART NAGOYA Organizing Committee, Kumazaki]
http://www.artnagoya.jp


Daisuke Samejima Exhibition “INVISIBLE”
Xmas Art Festa 2015
2015.12.11 – 12.26

The Xmas Art Fiesta was held in the 24 galleries around Ginza district. HIRO GALLERY held an exhibition of new works by Daisuke Samejima.



Samejima-Invisible-part
Daisuke Samejima “Invisible” [part]
old merry-go-round horse, iron, acrylic



Daisuke Samejima, who paints landscapes, uses as support a picture frame or a sphere. This exhibition presents his landscapes on a horse (used one of merry-go-round) to suggest memories contained inside the horse or views gone by unknowingly.



【Artist statement】
It is said that the horses symbolize “liberty” for its figure, merry-go-round does “daily life” for its role as a play equipment that rotates in a same place. Detached from the “daily life,” the horses have obtained the freedom. The landscape, which was not noticed when the horses rotated, can be seen being apart from that time and space.



Xmas Art Festa 2015
Daisuke Samejima Exhibition “INVISIBLE”


Venue: HIRO GALLERY
Term: December 11 [fri] – 26 [sat], 2015
Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
Closed on Sundays and National Holidays [Saturdays 10:00 – 18:30]

Xmas Art Festa Official Website
http://www.ginza-galleries.com/xmasartfes.html


CECCO BONANOTTE - IL TEATRO DEI RICORDI -
Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo
2015.10.7 - 10.31

The Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo held an exhibition of new works in mixed media by Cecco Bonanotte [1942- ], a leading Italian sculptor who was awarded the sculpture field of The 24th Praemium Imperiale in 2012.


IL TEATRO DEL NOH part
IL TEATRO DEL "NOH" [part] / 90×630cm / mixed media


Including the production of the bronze door of the Vatican Museums, Cecco Bonanotte, a world-famous maestro, has left great footsteps ever. He has a strong bond with Japan, and over 40 years have past since he began visiting Japan regularly. In the course of that, he realized many one-man exhibitions throughout Japan, including the one in Yakushi-ji Temple in Nara. He visits various places in Japan such as Kyoto in the intervals of his work, and has deepened his understanding and attainment of Japanese culture. In this exhibition he expresses homage to Japanese culture that he has accumulated over the years as a triptych of 《HAIKU》《NOH》《KWAIDAN》. One of the works is made in combination with colored boards and heads of Japanese dolls, being seemed as far different from previous bronze sculptures, but we can glimpse his consistent esthetics and philosophy behind them. This is because his interpretation of them –HAIKU that generates infinite emotion by subtraction, NOH that symbolically expresses life and death, KWAIDAN that goes and returns between reality and dream - is connected to the artist’s principle at a fundamental level, producing excellent effect. The new works tell us that the artist’s insight into Japanese Culture isn’t a mere curiosity or Orientalism, but rather has great influence on his philosophy to produce artworks. The exhibition was composed with consecutive works in mixed media, maximum width reaching 9 meters.


IL TEATRO DEL NOH part
IL TEATRO DEL "NOH" [part]


CECCO BONANOTTE - IL TEATRO DEI RICORDI - leaflet


CECCO BONANOTTE - IL TEATRO DEI RICORDI -
Term: October 7 [wed] - 31 [sat], 2015
Venue: Exhibition Hall of Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo / 2-1-30 Kudan Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
Tel: 03−3264−6011
Hours Open: 11:00 〜 18:00 ※closed on sundays, admission free

Organizer: Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo
Special Sponsor: Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.
Sponsor: Apron World Inc.
Cooperation: HIRO GALLERY
Support: Italian Embassy in Japan

Photo by Alessandra Maria Bonanotte


The 23rd Izukogen Art Festival
Daisuke Samejima -GLIMPSE-
2015.5.1 – 5.31

In the 23rd Izukogen Art Festival, Hiro Gallery Izukogen held an exhibition of Daisuke Samejima, titled “GLIMPSE.”



Daisuke Samejima -GLIMPSE-



Daisuke Samejima uses not only flat canvases, but also spheres, horses for merry-go-round, play equipments and so on to paint his works on. Painting ordinary landscapes that everyone “glimpses” in everyday life, he makes us rediscover the fact that we exist in time and space. In this exhibition we presented the world of Daisuke Samejima’s “time-space gadget” so that you could appreciate them in nature of Izukogen.



HiroGalleryIzukogen-DaisukeSamejimaGlimpse-Venue



Daisuke Samejima [the Artist’s page]



The 23rd Izukogen Art Festival
Daisuke Samejima -GLIMPSE-

Venue: HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN [space No. 74]
Address: Yawatano 1081, Ito City, Shizuoka, 413-0232, Japan Map ※8-minute walk from Izukogen Station
TEL: +81-557-54-4581
Term: May 1 [fri] - May 31 [sun], 2015 ※Closed on Wednesday [※open May 6]
Hours Open: 11:00 - 17:00

Izukogen Art Festival Official Website


Pavel Trnka Exhibition
「Touches」
2015.3.30 – 4.25

We held an exhibition of new works by Pavel Trnka [1948-], a Czech Glass Artist, in HIRO GALLERY, Ginza, Tokyo.



Pavel Trnka glass 03
from the cycle "Colors" / glass / 2015 / Φ17.1 h 5.7 cm



Pavel Trnka is a contemporary glass artist of Czech Republic that has a rich tradition of Bohemian glass and the great past artists. He is highly valued for making important artworks, including a monument for the station of Prague Metro, and holding many exhibitions all over the world. He stayed in Japan from 2004 to 2008, for teaching at the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art. Simply and precisely composed, his glass artworks reveal us various colors and textures that change infinitely according to the angle viewers are looking at from.



Pavel Trnka paint 01
from the cycle "Touches" / acrylic on canvas, painting roller / 2015 / 100 × 100 cm



This was the second exhibition in HIRO GALLERY, Ginza, Tokyo since the first was held in 2005. We exhibited new works of 6 glass sculptures and 10 paintings. Thank you very much for visiting.



Pavel Trnka [HIRO GALLERY Website]



Pavel Trnka Solo Exhibition
「Touches」
Venue: HIRO GALLERY, Ginza, Tokyo
Term: March 30 [mon] – April 25 [sat] ※Closed on Sunday
Time: 10:00 – 19:00 ※close at 18:30 on Saturday


The 22nd Izukogen Art Festival
- KWAIDAN -
The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn and Masaaki Noda
2014.5.1 - 5.31

In the annual Izukogen Art Festival, at our Hiro Gallery Izukogen, we held an exhibition of Lafcadio Hearn and Masaaki Noda. Born in Greece, Lafcadio Hearn [1850-1904] lived in Japan and authored a lot of great stories from Japanese forklores. We exhibited the precious materials and overseas movie posters for “KWAIDAN,” a movie made from his works, and sculptures by Masaaki Noda [1949- ], an artist who are mainly active in NY and have made works paying homage to Hearn.



Lafcadio Hearn, Masaaki Noda -Lafcadio Hearn, Odyssey of an Open Mind-
Lafcadio Hearn, Masaaki Noda "Lafcadio Hearn, Odyssey of an Open Mind"



With precious materials from overseas, we were able to find out his international appreciation and high evaluation. And it was great opportunity to feel his influence to the contemporary artists from the sculptures by Masaaki Noda, and some illustrations for “KWAIDAN,” that were made by Jan Švankmajer, a Czech contemporary artist.



The 22nd Izukogen Art Festival
- KWAIDAN - The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn and Masaaki Noda


Venue: HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN [Space No. 75]
Address: Yawatano 1081, Ito City, Shizuoka, 413-0232, Japan Map ※8-minute walk from Izukogen Station
TEL: +81-557-54-4581
Term: May 1 [Thu.] - May 31, 2014 ※Closed on Wednesday
Hours Open: 11:00 - 17:00

Supported by Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum [Matsue, Shimane]
Takis Efstathiou
Petr Holy, Czech Republic


New Works of Cecco Bonanotte
DIALOGO - FORMA E IMMAGINE -
mixed media and portrait

We held an exhibition of new works in mixed media by Cecco Bonanotte, a leading Italian sculptor who was awarded the sculpture field of The 24th Praemium Imperiale last year.
The portraits by Photographer Alessandra Maria Bonanotte were shown together.




"TECNICA MISTA E"
mixed media
2013
90×90cm



Cecco Bonanotte have made a lot of bronze sculptures for decades, including monumental works such as the bronze portal for the new entrance to the Vatican Museums [2000] and the bronze portal for the Musee du Luxembourg in Paris [2006]. And he is making wood carving recently. Bonanotte grew up with wood and chisel in his father’s laboratory, and says that making wood sculpture “was like to make a journey through time and going back to my childhood to the laboratory of my father.”




"TECNICA MISTA B"
mixed media
2013
30×30cm



Cecco Bonanotte [HIRO GALLERY]



Photographer Alessandra Maria Bonanotte [1979- ] was born as Cecco Bonanotte’s second daughter in Rome. Mainly she takes pictures of nature, animal and plant. And she took the photographs of portrait and new works by Cecco Bonanotte for “LA FORMA POETICA,” a catalogue commemorating the receiving Praemium Imperiale last year.




Dialogo



We co-exhibited the new mixed medias by Cecco and portraits by Alessandra Maria.




Exhibition hall

Cecco Bonanotte and Alessandra Maria Bonanotte



Venue: HIRO GALLERY
Term: June 10 [Mon.] - August 9 [Fri.]
Hours: 10:00 - 19:00
[Closed on Sundays and Holidays]


Yasuhiko Kida representative woodcut prints exhibition
HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN
2012.7.1 - 10.8

Ikeda 20 seiki bijutsukan(Ikeda 20th century museum)in Ito City Shizuoka, held an exhibition, “KIDA YASUHIKO - INORINOMICHI -(KIDA YASUHIKO - Way of Prayer - ).” Commemorating this exhibition, also located in Ito City Shizuoka, HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN held “Yasuhiko Kida representative woodcut prints exhibition.”




Ikeda 20th century museum



Yasuhiko Kida has potently depicted famous sceneries and temples in archetypal image of Japan. He has made his works in various techniques such as glass painting, board painting, ink painting and so on. The woodcut prints are especially evaluated among them, and British Museum has collected his woodcut prints as a permanent collection. Also, His works are widely known for the package illustrations of a well-known bath agent series, “Tabinoyado.”




Sanjusangen-do [thirty-three ken (length) hall] / 15.5cm×88.5cm / woodcut / 1978



HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN held “Yasuhiko Kida Woodcut prints Exhibition” featuring spa towns throughout Japan in May 2010. In this exhibition, related to “Way of Prayer,” we displayed the representative woodcut prints that are difficult to acquire currently, including the very precious Sanjusangen-do [thirty-three ken (length) hall].



※ Open only on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Open every day during summer vacation(8/11-19)



Venue: HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN
Address: Yawatano 1081, Ito City, Shizuoka, 413-0232, Japan Map ※8-minute walk from Izukogen Station
TEL: +81-557-54-4581
Term: July 1 [Sun.] - Oct. 8 [Mon./Holiday]
   ※ Open only on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Open every day during summer vacation(8/11-19)
Hours Open: 11:00 - 17:00


※ Past exhibitions from here