Welcome to Earth 2016, oil on canvas, 200x90cm Photo by Takeshi Fukuhara

Friday, September 23 - Monday, October 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 23rd from 19:00 to 21:00
Marunouchi Bldg 1F, 2-4-1 Marunouchi , Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6301
Open : 11:00~21:00 (Weekdays), 11:00~20:00 (Sundays & Holidays)

is pleased to announce “Protect Life -Welcome to Earth
an exhibition of new paintings and new personal objects by Sanae Takahata.

Moving from Japan to Paris at the age of 18 and later moving to New York and now Tokyo,
Sanae Takahata has continuously exhibited her work internationally since thecontemporary
art scene of the 80’s to now. She uses a variety of medium and art forms such as oil paintings
and life-size sculptures to create artwork that focuses on intimate life issues.

In this exhibition, she will show new oil paintings from her on going series “Protect Life.”
The mass media bombards us with terrible news. Fear and crisis are daily staples.
The dark shadow of the convenient life hides the violence direct at life and nature. Takahata’s
new paintings confront these issues while offering hope for new life.

Also on display will be 200 personal objects called “Pieces of Earth.” Made from bits and
pieces of antique jewelry, beads, etc. collected in Eastern Europe that she combines with
images of her paintings, these one of a kind personal objects can be displayed as artwork
or worn as fashion accessories.

For further information, please contact hpgrp gallery at TEL:03-3797-1507
Email: art@hpgrp.com.

Original Article on the WAN Website (2016.09.21)

Posted by T. Muramatsu