Installation view of Miwa Ogasawara's exhibition "kowaremono," Maho Kubota Gallery, 2018
Photo by Keizo Kioku
MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY opened in March 2016 with a specialization in contemporary art. Situated on a narrow street between the upscale road Gaien-nishi Dori and a historical slope that dates to medieval Tokyo, the gallery is located in Jingumae, an area of cultural crossover where Harujuku and Aoyama overlap. This location ensures easy access from anywhere in central Tokyo.

Since its opening, the gallery has presented works by artists who highlight gender issues, later including artists who use a cognitive-psychology approach in practices that explore what goes on in the human brain when people view art. Another interest of the gallery is works by artists who give poetic expression to the history of human creativity and the richness of human intellect by building on universal narratives that transcend temporal and geographical considerations.

People who come into daily contact with art and make it an integral part of their way of living experience the great chemistry that art brings to life. The gallery attempts to provide a space where such viewers can encounter free and open experimentation through exhibitions with the potential to plant powerful memories that grow to inspire independent thought and exploration.
Fresca Jingumae102, 2-4-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Exhibition Information
Brian Alfred
"New World"
October 21 – November 20
MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY will present the exhibition “New World” with works by Brian Alfred, marking the artist’s first solo show in four years. Based in New York City, Alfred works in various media, including painting, collage, and animation. The new paintings that will be on view aim to capture the modern day and the title of the show comes from society’s current situation. All the paintings were made during the pandemic, and all of the imagery relates to that in experience in one way or another.
Brian Alfred, Street Lights, 2021