SynesthesiaAsia Week New York Online Exhibition September 14 - 23, 2022The artist Manika Nagare (b. 1975) strives to extract colors from the infinite spectrum of light omnipresent in her surroundings – people and the world at large. When light sparkles, she can see “the simple and absolute color”– according to the artist. Nagare plays with multiple layers of simple colors, conveying shifting differences in light and perspective. Brushstrokes are as light as a feather touching skin and lines are as organic as a flowing waterfall.
Hitoshi Fugo (b. 1947) combines images from two different sites to create a simple structure. In this "Waterfall" series. he juxtaposes the act of watching Kegon Falls (Japan) on the left and Niagara Falls (US/Canada) on the right. The photographs focusing on the back of a watcher present countless visual clues to the subjects’ individuality and even evoke our imagination of his/her inner feelings. There are a total of 23 such pairs. Fugo created another set of 23 pairs of a person watching a city scape from a skyscraper n Tokyo and New York respectively.
Manika Nagare: In BetweenDecember 10, 2020 - March 31, 2021"In Between" is the artist’s third solo exhibition in New York and her first presentation at the gallery’s Upper East Side location. The exhibition will run from December 4, 2020, to March 31, 2021. The title "In Between” is a signifier for the hypothetical space where you reaffirm life while the lives of your loved ones are near the end.