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Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

CHIBA

"The Unseen Relationship: Form and Abstraction"

KAWAMURA MEMORIAL DIC MUSEUM OF ART


By HENRY WONG
Staff writer

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"Scorn" (2011) by Tomoo Gokita COLLECTION OF THEARTIST

This exhibition showcases the work of seven contemporary artists, both Japanese and foreign, who focus on representing their surroundings using abstract imagery. The show covers a range of media, including the photography of Anders Edstrom, drawings by Tomoo Gokita and paintings by Shingo Francis.

Also on display are works by such masters as Picasso, Monet, Morandi, and others who each, to some degree, have influenced and inspired the featured contemporary artists. Through this display of current and past artists' works, the exhibition explores how modern art can be inspired by, inherit aspects of and assimilate past influences; till April 15.

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art; (043) 498-2672; 631 Sakado, Sakura-shi, Chiba; 20 min. by shuttle bus from the South Exit of Sakura Station, JR Sobu Line. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,200 (Free admission on Feb. 15.) Closed Mon. kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp.

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