Fig. is pleased to present “Immediacy,” a group exhibition of works by Lisa Lapinski, Umico Niwa, Shizuka Okada, and J. Parker Valentine. The word “immediacy” implies direct and unmediated sensation, which may at first seem at odds with how we engage artistic mediums. Seeking a broader understanding of the word, this exhibition is an inquiry into what a definite, tangible, and immediate experience of art could be.

Each exhibiting artist brings a keen and critical sensibility to her practice. Lisa Lapinski is known for formally complex sculptures incorporating the terms of semiotics, craft, and other mediums. Intricately interweaving life experience and fantasy, Umico Niwa combines various materials to blur their boundaries and thus resist dominant modes of classification and quantification. Shizuka Okada’s works drift between tangible and intangible narratives, producing substantial yet fragmentary sensations. J. Parker Valentine is engaged in long-term experimentation with materials that resonate with the act of drawing.



  • A5
  • Otsuka

Tree-ness House 2F
3-27-6 Kita-Otsuka, Toshima-ku

Tel. 81-(0)90-7882-4546

Fig. is an artist-run space founded in Kita-Otsuka in 2017. Organized on a project basis, its exhibition program features both local and international artists and is often developed in collaboration with other art spaces from Japan and abroad. Past exhibitions include David Ostrowski, “Leeres Wasser (Anti Drawings)” (2023); Umico Niwa, “My Life Inside a Shoe (the phantom cricket)” (2023), organized with XYZ collective; “Drawing Fever I: Narrative, on-going” (2022); Nicolás Guagnini and Shizuka Okada, “Interference” (2021), organized with Galerie Max Mayer; Hannah Weinberger “” (2020), curated by Fitzpatrick Gallery with the Performance Agency; Cobra, “The Museum” (2019); and Shizuka Okada, “Slender and Long My Whistle” (2018).