Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 17 @ 6 – 8 PM
Exhibition: July 16 – July 24, 2018
The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 struck the hearts of many young Japanese artists, numbing them and causing some to lose their passion for creating new work, while others put into question the very nature of their artistic endeavors. In response, the seven Japanese artists in this exhibition, relinquish the mainstream influences of Japanese Pop Art in their works, which most Westerners have come to regard, for good or for bad, as a core visual marker of contemporary Japanese culture.
Forsaking Pop features seven emerging Japanese artists, namely Jin Hashimoto, Ayaka Nakamura, Yutaka Okada, Naritaka Satoh, Aki Sakamoto, Yumiko Shimada, Yusuke Wakata.