Sunday, January 3, 2010

Meiro Koizumi - the final week

The Corner of Sweet and Bitter, installation view
image 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 Koizumi
2-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.


Anonymous said...

Lawrimore Project is pleased to announce that the winter of Koizumi continues (kinda) as we are showing a video of his as part of "Wet and Leatherhard" curated by Susie J Lee opening Thursday, January 7 and running through Feb 13. This is a video not shown at either Hedreen or Open Satellite...

Joey Veltkamp said...

I just noticed that this morning - very cool!