4-9-15, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka,

Japan, 530-0047

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E-mail info@yodgallery.com
Open: 12:00-19:00 | Mon-Sun




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Past Exhibitions


□ Stitch Dog Solo Exhibition "Negated Sound Devices" 23th December 2017 - 27th January 2018
□ 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, 『十』 13th April, 2018 – 12th May, 2018
□ KUNIHIKO KATSUMATA “Right Angle -white next to white-” 8th June, 2018 - 30th June, 2018
□ Toshifumi Hirose Solo Exhibition “For-ma-ti-o-n” 24th August 2018 - 15th September 2018



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□  Stitch Dog Solo Exhibition
       “Negated Sound Devices”"

     23th December 2017 - 27th January 2018




   



 Exhibition Title
      “Negated Sound Devices”

 Artist
      Stitch Dog

 Period/Hours
      23th December 2017 - 27th January 2018
      Hours: 12:00-19:00
      Closed: Sunday
      *︎closed Dec. 29 (Fri), 2017 - Jan. 7 (Sun), 2018 for holiday

 Venue 
      YOD Gallery
      4-9-15, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-0047
      T/F +81(0)6 6364 0775 E-mail info@yodgallery.com
      www.yodgallery.com

 Reception
      23th December 18:00 - at YOD Gallery

 Contact
      YOD Gallery
      4-9-15, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-004
      T/F +81(0)6 6364 0775 E-mail info@yodgallery.com




 Exhibition Outline

    YOD Gallery is delighted to present the first solo exhibition of Stitch Dog, “Negated Sound Devices.” As a labour that is suggested to have been deployed to alienate women from political and social activities, embroidery is purposely used by the artist like a double-edged sword. Stitch by stitch, motifs including laptops and circuit boards are transferred onto juxtaposing materials. Yet these works reject adjectives – such as ‘soft’ and ‘light’ – conventionally attached to embroidery in order to express the artist’s struggle against social repression.

    In this exhibition, visitors will be confronted by invisible sound rendered as solid and negated objects ― dismantled and embroidered sound devices and circuit boards, sound waves enclosed in gelatine, and a turntable congealed by lead. The act of insulation embodies the artist’s resistance against oppression as well as a society in which voiceless voice of the vulnerable echoes. The active and the passive intermingle within a work of art while interrogating the viewer’s standpoint.

    Handiwork and mass production. Art and craft. Masculinity and femininity manipulated by society – ‘Negated Sound Devices’ exhibits an endeavor for liberation from these restraining binaries.

    




 Stitch Dog Profile

Born and lives in Osaka
Graduated from Kyoto Saga Art College School
2007 Started executing stich works

[Solo exhibitions]
2010 SOLO EXHIBITION, KEN HAMAZAKI RED MUSEUM, Osaka
2011 SOLO EXHIBITION, KEN HAMAZAKI RED MUSEUM, Osaka
2013 SOLO EXHIBITION, SPES-LAB, Tokyo


[Group exhibitions]
2010 MAKE: Tokyo Meeting 06, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo
2012 Maker Fair Tokyo, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo
2014 Young Art TAIPEI(YOD Gallery), Taipei
2014 Group EXHIBITION, Tambourin Gallery, Tokyo
2014 Group EXHIBITION, Galaxy gallery, Osaka
2015 Young Art TAIPEI(YOD Gallery), Taipei
2015 Group EXHIBITION, Links Gallery, Osaka
2016 VOLTA 12 (YOD Gallery), Basel, Switzerland
2016 Rhizomatiks Presents "ANALOG" vol.01, Tokyo

 





"Protective coverall, noise ", 2017
180 x 50 cm
DuPont chemical protective suit,lead,felt and embroidery thread

□  10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, 『十』
     13th April, 2018 (Fri) – 12th May, 2018 (Sat)




   



 Exhibition Title
      10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, 『十』

 Artist
      Hiroyoshi Asaka, Motonori Uwasu, Nina Kawamata, Hideki Kuwajima,       Ryuzo Satake, Stitch Dog,Toshiyuki Shibakawa, Hiroshi Shinno,       Masashi Hattori,Arata Higuchi, Takehito Fujii, Hebime,                    Masakazu Fujiwara, Natsuki Machida, Hidehito Matsubara, Shoichi Mukai,       Aya Murata

 Period/Hours
      13th April 2018 - 12th May 2018
      Hours: 12:00-19:00

 Venue 
      YOD Gallery
      4-9-15, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-0047
      T/F +81(0)6 6364 0775 E-mail info@yodgallery.com
      www.yodgallery.com

 Reception
      13th April 18:00 - at YOD Gallery

 Contact
      YOD Gallery
      4-9-15, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-004
      T/F +81(0)6 6364 0775 E-mail info@yodgallery.com




 Exhibition Outline


    YOD Gallery is delighted to present our 10 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition, 『十』- “Jū”, or Japanese for “10”. This exhibition consists of works by our affiliated artists, 17 individuals in total. They each have created an original piece tied to the theme, freely expanding upon either symbolic or visual associations of 『十』, from number or numeral, to the cross or the plus sign.

    As the number, “10” corresponds to the fingers on the human hand, the familiar tools for counting. Arising from our very body, perhaps our affinity for the number 10 is a biological instinct. Therefore, a decade, as the measure of time, is a natural milestone for celebration.

    Counting on the fingers is cognition extended to the body, an exercise in surpassing the physical existence while relying on it. Such is also the nature of art, a manifestation of the desire to transcend the physical world by transforming physical material.

    Over the past decade, we have seen these 17 artists mature in their artistic expression, and they in turn have inspired us to grow as a gallery. This exhibition is a cross-section of the artistic vision of YOD, and a sample of contemporary Japanese talent. Thus, as we conclude one decade, we are already envisioning the next one.


 

□  KUNIHIKO KATSUMATA “Right Angle -white next to white-”
     8th June (Fri) 2018 - 30th June (Sat) 2018




   



 Exhibition Title
      KUNIHIKO KATSUMATA “Right Angle -white next to white-”

 Artist
      Kunihiko Katsumata

 Period/Hours
      8th June 2018 - 30th June 2018
      Hours: 12:00-19:00


 Venue 
      YOD Gallery
      4-9-15, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-0047
      T/F +81(0)6 6364 0775 E-mail info@yodgallery.com
      www.yodgallery.com


 Artist Talk
      Kunihiko Katsumata × Hisaki Matsumoto
      (Art Director/Designer/Representative of MATSUMOTOKOBO Ltd.)
      2018.6.8 Fri. | 19:30-21:00


 Publication Signing Event | 2018.6.8 Fri. 21:00-
      
 Closing Party | 2018.6.30 Sat. 18:00-
    
 Contact
      YOD Gallery
      4-9-15, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-004
      T/F +81(0)6 6364 0775 E-mail info@yodgallery.com




 Exhibition Outline


    YOD Gallery is delighted to present Kunihiko Katsumata solo exhibition “Right Angle - white next to white -”.


    “The notion that photos are unconditionally accurate has been made obsolete by today’s digitalization. Yet it is often taken for granted that when a camera and lens are involved, the visible reality is reproduced with precision. Of course, this is the fundamental function of a camera, but when the machine captures a fragment of time, the three-dimensional world is converted to a two-dimensional image. Thus, while based on reality, the world depicted in a photo has been transformed into something different”, Katsumata said.


    The works in the “Right Angle” series are meticulously cropped shots of architectural elements. At first glance, the minimalistic photographs are easily mistaken for abstract paintings. Where surfaces meet and collide, edges are converted to lines. Three dimensions are converted into two, and the distinctly representative reality of a building approaches abstraction. In the mysterious space that emerges in these pictures, the cubic and planar surfaces seem to intersect, and exist at the same time.

    Eyesight is the continuous process of the brain interpreting the light that enters the eye, and indirectly building an image of what we perceive. In contrast, a camera sensor receives and directly crystallizes physical light into a photo. The resulting image is a superbly objective of copy of reality, when compared to our biological vision. Yet, a photo is just a fraction, the light of one moment in reality. If you manipulate what is depicted, a photo can make a lie seem like the truth. This is the terrifying power embedded in the medium. In Katsumata’s work, reality is redacted to the extreme, and becomes a different world. This photo series shows us that “you cannot really know the truth unless you see it with your own eyes”, and thus reveal the true nature of the photographic medium.

    We present this exhibition to commemorate the publication of Katsumata’ s latest photo book. An artist talk and book signing will be held on opening day. Please join us to view the work of Kunihiko Katsumata in person at YOD Gallery.


□  Toshifumi Hirose Solo Exhibition
       “For-ma-ti-o-n”

     24th August 2018 - 15th September 2018




■ Exhibition title: Toshifumi Hirose "For-ma-ti-o-n"

■ Artist:
Toshifumi Hirose

■ Period: 24th August 2018 - 15th September 2018


■ Hours:12:00~19:00, closed Sundays

■ Venue 
   YOD Gallery
   4-9-15, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-0047
   T/F +81(0)6 6364 0775 E-mail info@yodgallery.com
   www.yodgallery.com 

■ Reception: | 24th August (Fri) 17:30-

■ Contact:
    YOD Gallery
    4-9-15, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-004
    T/F +81(0)6 6364 0775 E-mail info@yodgallery.com

 


□ Exhibition Outline

 YOD Gallery is delighted to present Toshifumi Hirose Exhibition “For-ma-ti-o-n”. Toshifumi Hirose (born 1971 in Gifu, presently Tokai Gakuin University associate professor) spent 7 years in Germany, and after returning to Japan, has continued to create both two- and three-dimensional artwork with various media. His work revolves around architectural elements. Within the field of “architecture” a crucial aspect for Hirose is the act of building, or “bau” in German. “Bau” simultaneously embodies the potential for indefinite expansion, as well as the possibility of demolition to zero. Through contrasting these conflicting directions, Hirose conjures dynamic pieces.


 Hirose feels a profound connection to the philosophy of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus. According to Gropius, nature and art are fundamentally opposing forces. “We do not adapt to nature, but we fight it. This is how we can feel like we belong in a part of the infinite universe. Then, new communities can emerge. This idea was remarkably different from the contemporary anthropocentric philosophies in Europe. The interaction between the individual and the whole embedded there parallels Buddhist philosophies of the east, and resonates with me the most”, Hirose says. Thus, for him, architectural elements become tools for understanding one’s place in the world.


 Thus Hirose regards architecture as not merely buildings, but symbols for places and communities. He converts the process of changing surroundings and the evolution of cities into visual artwork. His subjects are familiar spaces of urban environments, such as shopping centers, amusement parks, botanical gardens, and cafes. Communal spaces like these receive their meaning through the influx and efflux of people and objects. They are neutral, and thus constantly evolving to suit our desires. Hirose sees infinite possibilities in this process of reinvention of spaces. While expressing his inner sensibilities, he also is aware of the space that artwork occupies. He strives to create an environment where the observer may freely come and go, filling the view with their own thoughts, imploring us to participate in the “formation” of a unique place. Please join us to appreciate this exhibition at YOD Gallery.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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