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Haruki Ogawa Open Studio

2015 Sept. 26 (SAT) - Oct.4 (SUN)
Opening reception: 2015 Sept. 26 (SAT), 16:00-21:00

Haruki Ogawa opens his just renovated studio to show his latest works, the creation process and his approach to organization of "space for an artist". Several created during this summer paintings will be on display while unfinished works and massive installation-like accumulation of painter's tools and materials will lead the visitors through the layers of Ogawa's works in progress.
We are also happy to use this opportunity to present to our audience in Japan the works of the artist, which later cross the Pacific Ocean to head to the first presentation of the artist in USA at Aqua Art Miami Art Fair upcoming December.
We are planning barbeque for the opening reception and foreign and local Frantic friends atmosphere, while our guests can also enjoy last warm days of this year and beautiful nature around the studio located on significant for Japanese history site, namely right at the battlefield of Mimasetoge, a fight which took place in 1569 between the forces of Takeda Shingen and Hojo clan leaving 900 dead samurais behind.
We will help you with the navigation and bus schedules and don't hesitate to contact us for the details if you decide to come.

Exhibition Title: Haruki Ogawa Open Studio
Participating Artist: Haruki Ogawa
Dates: 2015 Sept. 26 (SAT) - Oct.4 (SUN)
Opening reception: 2015 Sept. 26 (SAT), 16:00-21:00
Venue: 243-0308 Kanagawa, Aikohgun, Aikawamachi, Mimase 1287
Time: 11:00 - 19:00 (open every day during the show)
URL: frantic.jp


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