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OUTSIDE TOKYO

‘Field Reflection’

Atlia, Kawaguchi Art Gallery

by Sang Woo Kim

Staff Writer

For this show, “field” is not simply a geographical space; here it refers to a delicate composition of nature, weather and people.

Featuring the works of three contemporary Japanese artists, this exhibition explores the notion of, and interpretations of Mother Earth.

Seiichi Motobashi, whose photographs of daily activities reveal how people tend to blend into their environment, visits tranquil yet contaminated communities in Chernobyl and documents travelers at Tokyo’s Ueno Station as well as the members of a circus. Migiwa Tanaka’s enormous ink-wash paintings, on the other hand, capture the energy she sees in landscapes, while Misato Ban uses colorful oils to portray the vivacity of nature.

Check the museum’s website for other events such as film screenings, talk sessions and workshops related to this exhibition; March 8-May 11.

Atlia, Kawaguchi Art Gallery; 1-76 Namikimotomachi, Kawaguchi, Saitama. Kawaguchi Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. till 8 p.m.). ¥300. Closed Mon. 048-253-0222; www.atlia.jp