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hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO in Osaka
Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, August 21, 2013

[Photo]hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO in Osaka
hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO is packing its proverbial bags and heading down south! hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO will be participating in two exhibits in Osaka through August 21st. The 1st,「ART OSAKA」will feature the works of Maria Murayama, Soichiro Fukai, and Kouzo Takeuchi. The 2nd,「SNIFF OUT」is an exhibition highlighting both music and art. hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO will present Koji Ijima, an artist with a flair for mixing industrial landscapes with live performances. For more information, please see the official website.
hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO
Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 5-1-15 CH Building B1F
TEL: 03-3797-1507 / Business Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Closed on Mondays)

hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO presents Miki Kubota
Friday, July 26 - August, July 18, 2013

[Photo]hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO presents Miki Kubota
Miki Kubota ties together motifs from past exhibits in her latest showing. Her work, which can cause the viewer to experience strong feelings of individuality through a gradual transformation of images that reveal things hidden and mixed within the frame. Kubota uses this revelation to hint at the suggestive nature of modern sculptures.
hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO
Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 5-1-15 CH Building B1F
TEL: 03-3797-1507 / Business Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Closed on Mondays)

H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY presents Abe Takeshi
Friday, July 19, 2013 - Thursday, August 22, 2013

[Photo]H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY presents Abe Takeshi

H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY presents Abe Takeshi's「Sign of Ghost」which explores blurred, pixelated representations of landscapes on projected wooden cubes. Abe, a Tokyo native born in 1977 received a Masters from Tohoku University of Art and Design.

【Opening Reception】
Date/Time: July 19, 2013 / 19:00 - 21:00 Venue: H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY MARUNOUCHI
※Open to the Public

H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY Marunouchi
Marunouchi Bldg, 1F, 2-4-1 Marunouchi. Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00-21:00; Closes at 8PM on Sundays and holidays

hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO presents: Hirotake Kurokawa's「Variable Geometry」
Friday, May 31 - June 22, 2013

[Photo]hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO presents: Hirotake Kurokawa's「Variable Geometry」
Born in Tokyo in 1952, Kurokawa uses his own techniques to create statues out of bronze. After graduating from Tokyo Zokei University, on a training system promoted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Kurokawa studied in Italy from 1991-1992. After participating in various solo and group exhibitions held at Fuchu-shi Art Museum and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Kurokawa's work was featured in prominent art galleries, such as Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of Art, and the Museum of Art in Aichi Prefecture. He has written several papers on the topic of bronze sculptures and has been employed as a sculpture professor at Musashino Art University since 2003.

hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO will show pieces from the 1980s and 1990s titled SIRUS and Spartoi. We look forward to welcoming you.

【Reception】
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013; 19:00-21:00
Place: hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO
hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO
Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 5-1-15 CH Building B1F
TEL: 03-3797-1507 / Business Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Closed on Mondays)

H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY Marunouchi Presents: Naomi Okubo「Yume No Mata Yume」
Friday, May 24-July 4, 2013

[Photo]H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY Marunouchi Presents: Naomi Okubo「Yume No Mata Yume」

Naomi Okubo expresses symbols of eternal longing with her newest exhibition:「Yume No Mata Yume」In cooperation with Gallery MoMo, on display at H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY until July 4, 2013.

【Opening Reception】
Date: May 24, 2013; 19:00-21:00
Place: H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY Marunouchi
※Open to the Public

H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY Marunouchi
Marunouchi Bldg, 1F, 2-4-1 Marunouchi. Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00-21:00; Closes at 8PM on Sundays and holidays

H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY Maranouchi Presents: Hideki Iinuma's "Cadence Circus Decadence"
Friday, April 19th - May 23rd 2013

[Photo]H.P.FRANCE Window Gallery Maranouchi Presents: Hideki Iinuma's
Hideki Iinuma's wood carvings represent women living in consumerist societies. The motifs of his richly colorful works include female fashion magazine models and typical women walking the streets of Tokyo. For this exhibition, he photographed women wearing clothing and accessories provided by H.P.FRANCE. The works created through this process decorate H.P.FRANCE's WINDOW GALLERY in Marunouchi.
H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY Marunouchi
Marunouchi Bldg, 1F, 2-4-1 Marunouchi. Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00-21:00; Closes at 8PM on Sundays and holidays

Lamp harajuku Gallery Presents mumbreeze's "Yamawarau random heroes"
Friday, April 19th - May 31st, 2013

[Photo]Lamp harajuku Gallery Presents mumbreeze's
Yamawaru, a word in a haiku referring to spring, is a series of pieces that invite you to enjoy the spirits of the earth as mumbreeze creates random heroes that fly down the street in the soft spring breeze.
Lamp harajuku
4-28-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001

Art Fair:「YOUNG ART TAIPEI」
Friday, May 17-19, 2013

[Photo]Art Fair:「YOUNG ART TAIPEI」
We are pleased to announce that hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO will participate in YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2013 as an exhibitor. YOUNG ART TAIPEI is a contemporary art fair in Taiwan that focuses on artists under the age of 45. 2013 marks its 5th anniversary and the works from 60 galleries will be displayed. hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO will display works from four Japanese artists: Kanako Ohya, Tadaomi Shibuya, Yuichi Hirako, and Hisaharu Matoda.
Click here for the official website
YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2013
Date: Friday, May 17-19, 2013
Time: 12:00-20:00 (The 17th is by invitation only; Closes at 18:00 on the 19th)
Entrance Fee: NT$250
Place: Sheraton Grand Hotel Taipei 9F: 2 Zhong Xiao East Road, Sec 1 R.O.C., Taipei,
Tel: +886 2 8772 6017

hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO presents: Ai Ohashi's 「piece」
Thursday, March 25 - May 19th, 2013

[Photo]hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO presents: Ai Ohashi's 「piece」
The inspiration for the pieces in this exhibition stemmed from the death of a close friend of Ohashi's. Using photographs as a medium, Ohashi explores the revolving sides of life and death.
hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO
Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 5-1-15 CH Building B1F
TEL: 03-3797-1507 / Business Hours: 11:00−20:00 (Closed on Mondays)

hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO will host Rich's solo exhibition,「Story 3」
March 29 - April 21th, 2013

[Photo]hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO will host Rich's solo exhibition,「Story 3」
Gaining inspiration from the way children look at clouds and see various animals floating about, Rich explores the power of imagination with his 「Story」 series. Showcased for the first time at hpgrp GALLERY, Rich envisions the premise of the story, takes a step back, and lets the listeners improvise what happens next. Like woven yarn, these works set boundaries between memories and imagination and in the process, intertwine different stories.

「Story 1」focuses on the victim of an overzealous imagination being forced into an unpleasant and dangerous situation—then coming back to reality with feelings of uneasiness from the experience. Rich, who provides relief from this daydream, has an appreciation for the arts and would ultimately like to see more adults get lost in their inner thoughts.

hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO, welcomes you to experience the next installment of the series, which concludes on April 21, 2013.
hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO
Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 5-1-15 CH Building B1F
TEL: 03-3797-1507 / Business Hours: 11:00−20:00 (Closed on Mondays)

NEW CITY ART FAIR Osaka
April 25 - 28th

[Photo]NEW CITY ART FAIR Osaka
In an effort to raise awareness of (1) Japanese artists and (2) Art in general to the Japanese public, NEW CITY ART FAIR was established in March 2012, with its first exhibition in NYC. The 2nd installation was held in Taipei in 2012 and welcomed over 35,000 visitors. The 3rd installation will be on Japanese soil for the 1st time in Osaka. This exhibition consists not of solo artists, but of work selected by various galleries.

【Exhibiting Galleries】
Art Lab TOKYO / Satelites ART LAB.(Tokyo) / EARTH+GALLERY / gallery COEXIST-TOKYO(Tokyo) / gallery incurve kyoto(Kyoto) / Gallery Kobo CHIKA(Tokyo) / GALLERY KOGURE(Tokyo) / Gallery OUT of PLACE(Nara) / Gallery TEN(Kanazawa) / hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO(Tokyo) / KOKI ARTS(Tokyo) / MATSUO MEGUMI+VOICE GALLERY pfs/w(Kyoto) / Picture Photo Space:Viewing Room(Osaka) / Queen Projects by LUIUL(Tokyo) / salon cojica(Sapporo) / TOKYO ART SHELF(Komiyama ShotenBohemian's Guild)(Tokyo) / Tomio Koyama Gallery(Tokyo)

Location: Hankyu Umeda Gallery, 9F (Osaka)
Dates: April 25-28, 2013
Admission: Free
Official Website: http://www.newcityartfair.com/
NEW CITY ART FAIR Executive Office
TEL: +81-3-3797-1507
E-MAL:info@newcityartfair.com