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for Humans exhibition at Jiro Miura gallery

March 31 was the opening reception of for Humans; a group exhibition of artists at the Jiro Miura gallery in Chuo-ku. The work, spanning both contemporary and traditional painting techniques, photography and sculpture, was quite good. My favourites being Ken Matsuyama’s figurative/pattern based paintings, Ryoko Kimura’s modern interpretation of Nihonga style and Fujii Takehito’s twisted evil girl-robot manifestations – exquisitely crafted works in steel. I was lucky enough to meet several of the artists as well as talk with the gallery owner extensively – it turns out he visited New Orleans many years ago, about the same time I was living there.