Ever Present Figures: The Paintings and Sculptures of Shin Morikita at Towada Art Center

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Shin Morikita’s long-awaited first large-scale solo exhibition Two eye-catching sculptures reside outside of Towada Art Center, nestled high up between two of the museum’s galleries. Flying Man and Hunter , one of the more curious pieces in the Towada Art Center’s permanent collection, is the work of Morikita Shin, whose latest works were on display in “Ever Present Figures,” his first solo exhibition at a museum. Morikita carefully examines a space and, with impeccable balance, presents simple paintings and sculptures that highlight the characteristics of different materials. A web of relationships hangs somewhere in the middle of the exhibition space, enveloping “Ever Present Figures” in a sense of poetic humor. In such uncertain and stifling times, this exhibition was an opportunity to pause for a moment and see oneself and one’s surroundings in a new light. *Main image stranger in blue (Acrylic on cotton), 2017, 130cm x 80cm OFFICIAL WEBSITE [Artist] Shin Morikita [Basic Information] Period: October 7, 2017 - January 28, 2018 Venue: Towada Art Center