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"交雑太夫 Madam Hybrid" 2009

Chihiro Kato "Metamorphosis"
2009.7.4 Sat. - 8.8 Sat.

Yuka Sasahara Galleryでは7月4日から8月8日まで加藤千尋の個展「変化(へんげ)」を開催いたします。

 かつて日本には、何かの前兆や警告として存在した妖怪や伝説の生き物がいた。 人はそう信じていた。



Yuka Sashara Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of 'Metamorphosis', a solo exhibition by Chihiro Kato from July 4th to August 8th.

Once, in Japan, there were creatures and monsters, which existed as exteriorizations of omens as a warning to humans.

People believed so.
Unnoticeably, these creatures became a subject of natural history, and lost their mystique. Resisting to a desire of investigation of the everyday phenomenon surrounding us, there must be needs of something vague that we cannot understand and something mysterious.
There must be something that we only can feel with piety and imagination.

In the first solo exhibition in 2007, Kato presented paintings of hybrid creatures, showcasing crossbred plants, birds and life from the ocean and so on. In the intervening two years, these mysterious hybrid creatures have gone through another 'metamorphosis' within either degeneration or evolution and formed a transcendent existence, appearing on Kato's canvas from as if from another world.

We hope you enjoy Kato's fascinating latest paintings.

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