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Friday, January 4, 2013

USHIO SHINOHARA: BOXING PAINTER @ CUAC (Ephraim, January 18-March 10, 2013)

Exhibition dates: January 18-March 10, 2013
Gallery Stroll Public Reception: Friday, January 18, 6-8pm.
Private and Press Reception and Performance: Monday, January 21, 8-10pm ?USHIO SHINOHARA: BOXING PAINTER,? is an exhibition and live performance by Ushio Shinohara that corresponds with the premier of a documentary film about Ushio and his wife Noriko at Sundance Film Festival this year called ?Cutie and the Boxer.? CUAC will be exhibiting several large paintings, a number of drawings, three sculptures, and a hosting a live boxing painting performance of this seminal artist who turns 81 years old the day before the show opens.
Shinohara is an important Japanese artist who comes from the Gutai Group (like Yoko Ono and Yayoi Kusama) and was a fundamental part of a Neo-Dada movement in Japan in the 1950s. His work engages heavily with the principles of Action Painting and later with Pop Art and is basically an exploration of the invasion of Western Culture into Japan after World War II as well as popular and high culture Ushio has experienced in his 40 years of living in New York City.
Shinohara is on the cover of the December 2012 issue of Art News. He has a feature article in the November 2012 Art Forum. He has a retrospective called ?Shinohara Pops? at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New York and He is currently in a group exhibition at MoMA NYC.

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