The gallery represents Yutaka Aoki, Junko Oki, Takuro Kuwata, Ataru Sato, Chikashi Suzuki, Noritaka Tatehana, and fumiko imano.
Through unique embroidery and careful attention, Junko Oki inserts new life into aged textiles and instruments. These objects, with years’ worth of stories already attached to them, are revived by Okiʼs hand through a series of attentive stitches. In the artistʼs 2020–21 solo exhibition “Anthology,” held in the Hagi Uragami Museum’s tearoom, she presented an installation featuring 7,000 spools of thread gathered from various places throughout Japan. For her subsequent solo exhibition “Yobitsugi” at KOSAKU KANECHIKA in 2021, she reworked and revitalized exhibits from “Anthology.”
In these exhibitions, Oki addressed the intertwining of new and old times. The works on view alluded to everything that came into being, and times that once existed but are now gone. The core of Okiʼs creative process involves discovering new horizons through layered impressions of time.