In Chicago, Queer Thoughts Gallery presents And Then, the first solo presentation in America by Japan-based artist Kaoru Arima. Arima was born in 1969 in Aichi, Japan. The artist has exhibited extensively in Japan at venues including Misako and Rosen (Tokyo), and was included in the group exhibition The Age of Micropop: The Next Generation of Japanese Artists at The Art Tower Mito (Mito). Arima has shown internationally with Galerie Dennis Kimmerich (Düsseldorf), in group shows at Galerie Catherine Bastide (Brussels), Bortolami (New York), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh) and Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park (Chicago).
For the solo show And Then, Kaoru Arima presents new paintings on canvas and works on paper. For Arima, the works represent a formal development from his continued series of drawings on whited-out newspapers.
Kaoru Arima: And Then. Solo exhibition at Queer Thoughts Gallery, Chicago. Opening reception, May 3, 2013. Video by Francisco Cordero-Oceguera.
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