Hiromart Gallery Winter Show
Nov 9 at 1:00 pm - Dec 18 at 7:00 pm
Hiromart Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of the gallery’s annual group exhibition, which has been held since 2010. Winter Show – works by gallery artists; this time features Jad Fair’s paper cuttings, Sachie Kashima’s new paintings, and Zdravko Toic’s abstract paintings.
Jad Fair: In 1974, with his brother David, Jad Fair co-founded the lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese. Over the ensuing four decades, Half Japanese released over 30 records, and in the process, attracted a solid base of fans passionate about the band’s pure, unbridled enthusiasm for rock and roll. Jad also performs and records as a solo artist, and occasionally collaborates with such musicians as Danielson, Daniel Johnston, Teenage Fanclub, Moe Tucker (of Velvet Underground), Yo La Tengo, Steve Shelly and Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), John Zorn, Kramer, and more.
Jad’s talent for album cover design (he designed many of Half Japanese’s and all of his own solo album covers) led Jad to a second career as visual artist. His simple, joyous drawings and intricate complex paper cuttings are shown in galleries around the world. Books of his artwork have been published in the U.S., UK, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal and Japan.
Sachie Kashima: Born in Saitama in 1979. Graduated from Musashino Art University, painting in 2002. She has exhibited her works at group shows and a solo-show since 2005. Her debut exhibition at Hiromart Gallery was a 2 artist show with Yuka Goto entitled Freedom held in 2014, then her works featured at her solo-shows; The Shapes in 2015, Tankaholic in 2017, Hidden story of the house next door in 2018, Wish List in 2021, and other group shows.
Zdravko Toic: He moved to the United States from former Yugoslavia (now Croatia) as an adolescent and spent a large part of his formative years in New York City. His artistic career began studying abstract expressionism with Pat Passlof and Milton Resnick (studio study). He continued his education at American University where he met art critic and art historian Barbara Rose and developed a lifetime friendship. He has exhibited nationally and internationally that included five shows at Hiromart Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. He had two exhibitions at Space Debris Gallery in Turkey, preface written by Osman Can Yerebaka. His selected exhibitions included a group show at the Spring Break Art Show, art fair in New York City, titled “reConstruction” curated by Yulia
Topchiy. Also, included in Ford Project group show, “The New York; New Generation” at the Palazzo della Penna, the Contemporary Art Museum in Italy, curated by Barbara Rose. In addition, Toic has collaborated with choreographer Vladimir Anguelov from the Loudoun Ballet Company using paint in stage set design. Their piece entitled “Emergency Ballets“ debuted at American University Experimental Theater then continued on to the French Embassy in Washington D.C., Virginia, Geneva and Austria.
Artworks: Jad Fair Space Ghosts, Sachie Kashima Ancient March, Zdravko Toic Bouncing Center
Winter Show will be on view at Hiromart Gallery from November 9 through December 18, 2022, and open 1-7 pm, closed Mondays, Tuesdays and National Holiday Nov. 23.
Hiromart Gallery brings the most exciting contemporary artists in all media into the Tokyo art scene through curated solo shows and selected group shows. For more information: Hiromart Gallery hiromartgallery.com firstname.lastname@example.org