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Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

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"roll (27 paper foldings) #8" (2009) by Motohiro Tomii MASARU YANAGIBA;COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST


"Catch the Light"


Staff writer

This is the Nagoya Boston Museum of Fine Arts' second in a series of annual exhibitions designed to introduce Japan's up-and-coming artists. The first show, "Toki-no-yuenchi" ("The Amusement Park of Time") focused on themes of landscape, memory and time.

Curated by painter Nobuya Hitsuda, this year's show brings together three rising artists for whom depicting light is an important element of their work. Niigata Prefecture native Motohiro Tomii (b. 1973) creates sculptures and installations; Shiga Prefecture-born Shigeru Hasegawa (b. 1963) is an oil painter based in Amsterdam; and Tokyo native Takanobu Kobayashi (b. 1960), another oil painter, is based in Bangkok and Tokyo.

The admission fee to this show includes entry to the museum's main exhibition: "Still Life from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Tradition and Innovation"; till Feb. 19, 2012.

Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts; (052) 684-0101; 1-1-1 Kanayama-cho, Naka-ku, Nagoya; in front of Kanayama Station (South Exit), Meijo Line, or JR Tokaido Honsen Line. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat., Sun., holidays, till 5 p.m.) ¥1,200. Closed Mon., Dec. 26-Jan. 1; open holidays and closed the following day. www.nagoya-boston.or.jp.

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