円舞 - Enbu
A Series of Installations by Shohei Katayama
909 East Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
Show Dates / February 27th - March 28th, 2015
Opening Reception / Friday, February 27th, 2015, 6-9 PM
First Friday Trolley Hop / March 6th, 2015, 6-9 PM
Multimedia artist Shohei Katayama has been thinking in circles. “Enbu,” his latest solo exhibition, consists of a series of installation pieces linked in theme and content by the spherical form. Each installation corresponds to an issue within the contemporary world, and is designed to inspire a dialogue on the human condition and the nature of reality. Katayama’s last solo show, “Gen,” used simple shapes and movement to explore the idea of origins. “Enbu” expands on this concept by using the circle to evoke thoughts of unity, time, space, control, and the ego.
“In an abstract way I’m talking about how cultures and people merge,” Katayama explains. “I consider myself a post-medium artist. There are a few drawings in the show, but I also employ water, magnets, and optical illusions. I use whatever material that will help me to get my message across.”
The 27-year old Katayama was raised in Tokyo, but has lived in the United States since he was 14. In 2012, he was the artist-in-residence at the Asia Institute – Crane House and he continues to be an active leader in Asian culture awareness. This explains why the concepts behind “Enbu” are so important to him. The artist admits, “It is my desire for viewers to experience gestalt – to be reminded of the whole, embrace communities, enhance group-cohesiveness, and realize how the monumental tasks that humanity faces can be managed through the amalgamation of human potential, innovation, and creativity.”
Katayama is an associate member of the cooperative Pyro Gallery.
PYRO Gallery is open 12 PM to 6 PM on Thursdays thru Saturday, or by appointment. The gallery is open late during artist receptions and First Friday Trolley Hops. Admission to PYRO Gallery is FREE and open to the pubic.
PYRO is an artist owned and operated gallery with 17 current members. Working in many different styles and media, a diverse group of professional artist members guarantees a lively assortment of work to visitors and collectors.
Gallery Website: http://www.pyrogallery.com.
Artist's Website: http://www.shoheikatayama.com
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PYRO Gallery is open 12 PM to 6 PM on Thursdays thru Saturday, or by appointment. The gallery is open late during artist receptions and First Friday Trolley Hops. Admission to PYRO Gallery is FREE and open to the public.