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RECENT NEWS

November 01, 2012

Tomoo Gokita and Julia Chiang at Bill Brady, Kansas City


Secret Life and Comb Your Skin, solo exhibitions by Tomoo Gokita and Julia Chiang open at Bill Brady Gallery in Kansas City on November 9, with an opening reception from 6:00-9:00pm. Both exhibitions will remain open through December 22, 2012.

Bill Brady / KC
1505 Genessee St.
Kansas City, MO 64102

June 23, 2012

Tomoo Gokita at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Gokita uses acrylic gouache to create uniquely even surfaces in his paintings. Together, the paintings' palettes, from which all color excluding black and white have been removed, and abstract imagery, which nevertheless retain traces of representation, exude formidable power over their viewers.

Gokita's unique attitude toward art production, which his use of "silliness" above illustrates, also straightforwardly communicates the pleasure he takes in painting. The dynamic manner in which Gokita paints his larger-than-life canvases brings vibrancy to his paintings, which powerfully draw their viewers into an idiosyncratic world.

Variety Show
Taka Ishii Gallery
June 30 - July 28, 2012

April 23, 2011

Kenny Scharf, Gardar Eide Einarsson, and Tomoo Gokita at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture

NEW YORK MINUTE
April 23 - June 5, 2011

The expression 'A New York Minute' refers to the speed that New Yorkers react to stimuli, with impatience, immediacy and a savvy energy. The drama and speed of the expression is presented in a clock created by artist Chris Johanson, the lead image of the new exhibition which will open at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow in April 2011. New York Minute has been curated by Kathy Grayson, Director of The Hole, in collaboration with exhibition designer Rafael de Cárdenas, Founder of Architecture at Large. The exhibition is being held under the auspices of the Bilateral Presidential Commission.

New York Minute features over fifty artists who live in and around New York City, providing an overview of the most exciting new tendencies coming out of the city and its extended networks. Together, they capture the drama, danger and speed of New York, showing a rapid and resourceful response to current cultural events and issues specific to their generation and to the city. As the exhibition curator, Kathy Grayson comments, "All these artists have exhibited together, partied together, dated each other, studied together or painted together with less than two levels of removal from each other. This exhibition truly represents a cross-section of an expanded artist community."

March 31, 2011

Tomoo Gokita at Gumption

Gumption

March 31 - May 7, 2011

Reception for the Artists: Thursday, March 31, 6-8 pm

ZieherSmith presents a group exhibition featuring vigorous paintings and works on paper by Melissa Brown, Tomoo Gokita, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Kirk Hayes, Keegan McHargue and Gary Panter.

Japanese artist Tomoo Gokita has shown at Bill Brady/ATM Gallery, New York and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo and had work featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Deitch Projects, New York, Peres Projects, Berlin, and the Pera Museum, Istanbul. He lives and works in Tokyo.

Please email scott@ziehersmith.com or call 212-229-1088.

March 01, 2011

Tomoo Gokita in Art Asia Pacific

By Ashley Rawlings
Mar/Apr 2011 Issue

Located across the street from his family home, a single-room storehouse has been Gokita's workplace for the past seven years. "I found it by complete chance," he says. "I'd walked by so many times but never really paid much attention to it. One day I looked inside, spoke to the owner, and I've rented it ever since."

January 08, 2011

Tomoo Gokita at Nanzuka Underground

Nanzuka underground is pleased to present a group exhibition by Belgian young painter Rinus van de velde and two Japanese artists , Tomoo Gokita and Hiroki Tsukuda.

Exhibition Date: Jan. 8 - Feb. 5, 2011
Hours: Tue-Sat 11am-7pm

December 02, 2010

It Ain't Fair 2010 at OHWOW

Art Basel Miami Beach 2010
December 2 - December 5, 2010

Exhibition design by Rafael de Cárdenas

81 NE 40 Street / Miami Design District / FL / 33137

It Ain't Fair is the third edition of OHWOW's annual group exhibition, presented to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach. Offering an alternative to the overwhelming mazes of art fair booths, It Ain't Fair will highlight a cogent selection of leading-edge art. From painting to performance, sculpture to sound, the exhibition delivers a comprehensive survey of emerging and established artists' most recent work. In addition, the exhibition will present special projects and programming, such as site-specific installations and video screenings. It Ain't Fair is exactly that – not a fair, but a multimedia production, providing a critical scope of contemporary art innovation.

April 15, 2010

Tomoo Gokita at ATM Gallery

The Tomoo Gokita show Wildest Dreams opened at ATM Gallery, New York on March 26, 2010 and will run through May 1, 2010. The show is dedicated to Mr. Chiba (1964 - 2010).

December 04, 2009

Tomoo Gokita, KAWS, and Erik Parker featured in STAGES at Art Basel Miami Beach

STAGES Miami will be open to the public at O.H.W.O.W. Gallery, from 4th to the 6th of December 2009. For more information regarding STAGES, please visit www.stages09.com or follow the twitter @stages_09.

STAGES
O.H.W.O.W.
888 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, FL 331132
TEL: 305-633-9345
Gallery hours: Fri-Sat, 12-8pm, Sun 12-6pm

September 19, 2009

New York Minute

New York Minute features sixty artists (including Rosson Crow, Gardar Eide Einarsson, and Tomoo Gokita) in and around New York City who capture the drama, danger, speed and savvy of the vibrant and diverse art activities happening in the city today. This exhibition brings together for the first time the best of the downtown community, showing behind the scenes connections and collaborations between artists not only in Manhattan but in the extended network that includes active art spots like Providence, Miami, San Francisco, or Philadelphia. New York is exploding with new talent and though not every one of these artists live in the city, every single artwork nonetheless contains the immediacy and energy packed into a New York Minute.

Curated by Kathy Grayson and opening tonight at the Macro Future Museum in Rome. Exhibit runs through November 1, 2009.

March 13, 2009

Champion Carnival

A solo exhibition of new work by Tomoo Gokita will open tonight at ATM Gallery in New York. Show will run through May 2. For more information please visit www.atmgallery.com

April 01, 2008

Tomoo Gokita

Tomoo Gokita opens his first solo exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery tonight. For more information please visit www.takaishiigallery.com.

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