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TOKYO PIXELS 2018

September 18 – 29, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 18, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pixels echo each other and multiple pixels together form an image...
The Tokyo Pixels is an artistic group. They aggressively  challenge and echo each other and are constantly creating.


Artists:

Koharu, 青柳愛子, JOMEN and TANKO, 秋葉みづき, 足立順子, 足立晶子, 荒井道彦, 荒井緋美, 岡本光弘, 川俣周三, 神庭瑛子, 谷垣博子, 直原清美, 永島明, 桃井知世帆, 下茂, 古山コスミ, 松重輝夫, 内藤えつ子, 梅本美知代, 八木千賀子, 布施滋子, 北井小夜子, 本川勝也, 椋野茂美, 木所眞, 鈴木芳明, 國井英和, 小林啓子, 笠井順子, こばやし良人, 塩崎淳子, 杉山彰, 関笑加, 橋本光一郎, 平沼和子, 藤田泉, 雨宮真理, 遠藤幸一, 岡部豊, 岡本陽, 笠原将, 久保木妃呂子, 犬飼三千子, 秋田好恵, 出雲たけこ, 上野芙美江, 新妻久恵, 神田和也, 石田研二, 赤星啓介, 大前美登利, 大野きこ, 内海美希, 飯嶋真子, 箕輪香名子, 木戸和子, 國安珣楽


Please come see their collective passion.

Gallery Max New York
552 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012
212-925-7017


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MUTSUKO SASAKI Natural Indigo Dye

Octber 9 – 20, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Tusday, Octber 9, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Music: @Lulla Layla
Artist Talk: Tusday, Octber 9, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Gallery Max New York proudly Introduces natural indigo artisan Mutsuko Sasaki from Japan.

Mutsuko's mission is to rediscover the traditional natural indigo dyeing process which was established and developed around 1600 AD in Edo (Tokyo) Era.

The easiest natural indigo dyeing process is to simply place Indigo leaves on clothes and pound the leaves into the cloth. Another dyeing method is to grind fresh leaves and add water to make liquid dye. There is also a more difficult dyeing technique called Chinden-Ai which is the most popular form today.

An even more complex dyeing method called Sukumo involves fermenting the indigo leaves. The fermentation process is a multi-layered dyeing technique with additional processing, composting, and effort that preserves the dye and gives a deeper, concentrated pigment.

Mutsuko is fervently dedicated to the traditional fermented indigo dyeing process. Sometimes, she works day and night with the "live" fermented indigo using the same time-consuming process established in 1600AD.

Please come to see her Indigo in SoHo, New York!

*We are also exhibiting the world's first indigo dyed pearls in collaboration with renowned pearl artist Eiji Uemura.


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HATSUMI YOSHIDA Metamorphosis – Wearable Art

Octber 23 – 27, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Tusday, Octber 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Music: @Lulla Layla

When Hatsumi was a little girl, she liked to play in nature, with things such as leaves, sticks and straw. She would use these natural materials to make clothing. Her work now is simply an extension of that same endeavor.

Her speciality is the uniqueness of her raw materials. She is not interested in using things commonly considered as valuable, such as gemstones or works of art. She even doesn’t like using the materials specifically manufactured for fashion creation, including buttons and cloth. Rather, she uses things like banana fibers, fish scales, feathers, sponge, plastic or vinyl sheet, and sometimes even metal pieces. And her future will surely lead to the discovery of even more varied and interesting raw materials...

And it is not only visual. Her work involves all five senses. She talks to the materials and “breathes life into them to make them warm again.” She knows she is on the right track when she “feels a fluttering in her heart.” That when her job as a designer is successful!

She moved her creative base to Bali 19 years ago for its rich natural environment. It allows her to enjoy life and have fun. Her atelier is located just outside the city of Kuta. It is called Panorama Cottages and is a collection of separate cottages spread across a beautiful garden, which feels like a forest that once belonged to the royal family.

She has met many nice people in Bali. People who started as friends eventually became her workers. So, with her collection of friends, she greatly enjoys making clothes and accessories. They take time and utmost care in creating each piece. It often is a playful process, and she deeply engages herself in it with a community of craftspeople.

Hatsumi will continue with her creative activity of making clothing and accessories. Her wish is that her pieces will enhance the self-expression of those who wear them and that these new friends will become part of the collaboration. The result, she is hoping, would be a group celebration of life.

See more about Hatsumi Yoshida at Studio Suma: www.studiosuna.com

Contact her at studiosuna@jcom.home.ne.jp

Contact her American Representative Eiko Berkowitz at eiko.suna.studio@gmail.com