June 30 - July 18, 2021
Organised by: Nagoya University of the Arts / KAYOKOYUKI
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE / AOYAMA | MEGURO / WAITINGROOM / KENJI TAKI GALLERY / TARO NASU / Yuka Tsuruno Gallery / Yutaka Kikutake Gallery
In collaboration with Nagoya University of the Arts, KAYOKOYUKI is pleased to present "Delta", an exhibition featuring seven artists on the faculty of Nagoya University of the Arts and eight emerging artists, including graduates and current students. The exhibition will connect the three dots between Nagoya University of the Arts, KAYOKOYUKI and Komagome SOKO. The exhibition will feature works by 15 artists, including paintings, sculptures and installations.
Delta is a Greek letter, corresponding to the origin of the letter D in the alphabet.
Because the letter shape reminds us of a triangle, the triangular plain is also called the delta. The fact that this is an exhibition organized by three entities; Nagoya University of the Arts, KAYOKOYUKI and Komagome SOKO, perhaps it is not impossible to refer to it as a delta.
The deltas are said to be formed by several rivers. If the earth and sand transported by the rivers shape a delta, is it only me who sees how the works of art brought by many artists piled up as an analogy with how it is formed?
Sometimes the artist tries to be an independent entity and to define the flow of his/her work, but in reality, it does not work that way. It twists and turns according to the conditions of the moment and sometimes it breaks off. Sometimes it merges with other rivers and sometimes it breaks up. At the end of their journey, however, these streams eventually end up in the sea, but just before they do, the earth and sand called “artworks” that they have brought with them accumulate in one place to form a delta. The delta can be seen as a momentary landscape, considering that the soil deposited will eventually be transformed and altered by the currents of the sea. The exhibition "Delta" may be a way of looking at this very temporary landscape.
And nowadays, when people have had enough of the topic of C, it may be a time to move on to the next topic, such as D. After C, the spelling alphabet to correctly convey D is DELTA.
Yuichiro Tamura (Artist / Associate Professor at Nagoya University of the Arts)