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
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.
Taka Ishii Gallery
June 30 - July 28, 2012
Kenny Scharf, Gardar Eide Einarsson, and Tomoo Gokita at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture
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."
Tomoo Gokita at 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.
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Tomoo Gokita in Art Asia Pacific
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."
Tomoo Gokita at Nanzuka Underground
It Ain't Fair 2010 at OHWOW
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.
Tomoo Gokita at ATM Gallery
Tomoo Gokita, KAWS, and Erik Parker featured in STAGES at Art Basel Miami Beach
New York Minute