The Corner of Sweet and Bitter, installation viewimage by Malcolm Smith
Tomorrow begins the final week of Open Satellite's current exhibit, The Corner of Sweet and Bitter. Japanese artist Meiro Koizumi's site-specific installation references Bellevue's history of immigrants growing strawberries, until they were relocated to internment camps and the fields were turned into a city.
Portrait of a Young Samurai by Meiro Koizumi2-channel video installation, 9min 40sec, 2009
Over at Seattle University's Hedreen Gallery, Yoko Ott's curated show of Meiro Koizumi's video work is also closing January 9th. My Voice Would Reach You is a ten year survey (the most comprehensive of his career) of videos by Koizumi.. The show has been very well received. My favorite piece in this show about the young samurai above.
If you want to see them (and you should!), this is your final chance.