Tezukayama Gallery is pleased to present “HOPE”, a solo exhibition by Mariko Noda from 23 Nov – 21 Dec 2013. Noda was born in 1985 in Saga prefecture and she graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts with a BA in Oil Painting in 2009. Since then, she started her carrier as an artist and has been aiming to use a wide variety of media. Her work is seemingly bright and tender. However, hidden beneath the surface is a dark and sometimes even cruel concept.
In her new exhibition ‘Hope’ , the theme is built on two Japanese words with the same sound to the ear, but with very different meanings. The themes are ‘death (死shi)’ and ‘poem (詩shi)’ . Noda always has strong and clear concepts and this exhibition is no exception. In this work she expresses a compilation of her thoughts. She celebrates the wonder and complexities of being human and her hope in the human condition, which is capable of so many awful things but can also possess so much power and strength. She rejects the image of death as painful and sad, and in doing so hopes to create a work that is poetic in nature. In this exhibition, we will display her latest large size painting and installation artwork. We hope you will enjoy this exciting exhibition.
Mariko Noda solo exhibition “HOPE”
Date: November 23rd – December 21st, 2013
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00
Closed on Sunday, Monday
Opening reception: November 23rd 18:00
Place: Tezukayama Gallery
Address: Yamazaki Bldg 2F 1-19-27, Minami-Horie, Nishi-ku, Osaka
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi