This five-channel video installation by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima traces the cycles of nature in a surreal, vibrantly colored landscape full of fantasy and wonder. Influenced by Japanese manga, anime, and woodblock prints, Aoshima depicts a hybrid world in which the past and future and the organic and inorganic have merged. Beginning with a garden paradise, Aoshima’s scenes morph into cityscapes where living skyscrapers sprout during the day, only to be overgrown at night by a landscape filled with ghosts and fairies. Cycling from day to night and from rural to urban, this mesmerizing work presents both an apocalyptic and utopian vision that nonetheless offers a promise of hope and regeneration. The exhibition will be open during regular gallery hours until February 9; after February 9, the exhibition will be open Friday-Sunday until the exhibition ends March 2.
Wednesdays-Thursdays: 12-6pm (until February 4th, closed February 5th-March 2nd on Wed/Thur)