【NEWS】Miyu Yamada “Dawn + Drawn”
biscuit gallery (Shibuya, Tokyo), a commercial contemporary art gallery on Shoto Bunkamura Street in Shibuya, is pleased to announce Miyu Yamada’s solo exhibition, “Dawn + Drawn.”
The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, November 23 to Sunday, December 10, 2023.
An opening party will take place on the November 23 (Thursday – national holiday) from 15:00 to 19:00.
This marks Yamada’s first solo exhibition at biscuit gallery, wherein she utilizes all three of its floors. Through new works and an innovative design plan, many new aspects of Miyu Yamada as an emerging artist will be made visible.
Text by the Artist
In the height of the summer heat wave, the search for coolness and quiet began at sundown and sometimes lasted until the early morning hours. The exhibition focuses on works created up to the time when the sky begins to change color just a little after the dawn of a night of progress.
When I look back on my memories of sand, which I work with as one of my mediums, I remember seeing sand in a flowerpot at my parents’ house when I was a small child. A flowerpot is a small thing, but the tiny world seen from the city started my interest in nature.
The drawings that I draw on the beach near my studio every day become blurred or disappear the next day due to wind, rain, or the ebb and flow of the tide. Sand, which does not retain the same shape, is perceived as a simple, undefined, and ambiguous entity. Although sand is so light and small that it quickly rises to the surface, its feel when it is placed on the canvas and its rough texture when mixed with paint is a definite resistance that arouses a primordial desire to paint.
Recently, I have changed my mindset from creating works (like objects) to “painting” them. This is why I took the two words “dawn” and “draw” and titled the exhibition “Dawn + Drawn.”
I hope you will take the time to enjoy it.
1994 Born in Tokyo
Degree in Law, Aoyama Gakuin University
Miyu Yamada creates works which project the beings which live between the gaps of the currents of time periods and society. She uses materials like soil as an intermediate existence between the city and nature, capturing the characteristic untethered, floating feeling and evasiveness of the modern person.
She develops a series of works based on drawings with raised lines and works using pastels. The creatures that appear in her works are depicted as the viewers themselves as well as Yamada herself as she looks at the rapidly changing times and intersecting societies.
“Dawn + Drawn”
Location: biscuit gallery 1-3F
Dates: Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, December 10, 2023
Time: 13:00 – 19:00 *Closed Monday – Wednesday
Sponsored by biscuit gallery
Opening Reception: 15:00 – 19:00, Thursday, November 23