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'Meguru Yamaguchi Solo Exhibition: Unknown Scorcher'

HHH GALLERY

by Kaori Kubo

Staff Writer

March 21-April 17

Meguru Yamaguchi doesn’t believe that painting should be restricted to canvases. The New York-based artist takes paint out of its usual context using a technique he calls “Cut and Paste.” This involves making collages from pieces of acrylic paint that have been left to dry on plastic and then peeled off.

His latest series “Out of Bound” focuses on brushstrokes of paint that, displayed without a canvas, challenge the very concept of painting.

Yamaguchi’s first solo exhibition in Japan is being held at HHH Gallery, which celebrates its re-opening after a hiatus of six months. Also available at the show will be a zine featuring both Yamaguchi’s new and previous works.

HHH Gallery; 2-21-17 Kosuge, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo. Horikiri Shobuen Stn. Sat. and Sun. 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Closed weekdays. 03-6662-9331; www.hhhgallery.com