Curated by a masked art critique based in London Sara Stitson, four artists will be showing their plate painting at GALLERY TARGET.  Painter Tomoo, musician Jim O’Rourke, photographer Masayuki Shioda and photographer and film maker Peter Sutherland. All these four artists share a passion for music, so interpreting these traditional Japanese plates as records makes for a compelling exhibition.

Title: “The OSARA Show – Plate painting by four artists”

June 24 through to July 8th

GALLERY TARGET

2-32-10 Jingumae, Shibuya Ku, Tokyo 150-0001

T/F: 03-3402-4575


Tomoo Gokita

Born on 1969 in Tokyo. Painter. Gokita has been exhibited and participated extensively within Japan as well as oversea. Recent exhibitions in both New York and Los Angels were highly appraised. On 2001, received Gold Prize on The Art Directors Club 80th Annual Awards in New York. His publication includes “LINGERLE WRESTLING” (Little More Co., Ltd.), “Oh! Tengoku” (Artbeat Publishers Inc.), “Shuffle Tetsudo Shyouka” and more.

Jim O’Rourke

Born on 1969 in Chicago. Start playing improvised guitar from an encounter to Derek Bailey in late teens. Since then O’Rourke has been releasing experimental works. On the other hand, O’Rourke has been producing John Fahey and was a member of bands such as Gastr Del Sol, Loose Fur and Sonic Youth. As a bridge between contemporary music and post rock, he has been producing music for Merce Cunningham. On 2004, received Grammy Award as a producer of “Wilco / A ghost is bom”. O’Rourke also is familiar in Japan for producing “Kururi” and collaborating with artists such as Boredoms and Kahimi Kari as well as as a film commentariat for Kouji Wakamatsu’s works.

Masayuki Shioda

First book was published on 2002, from an exhibition “NPEKAKER” at TRAX gallery. Since then Shioda have been showing his work at LOS APSON?, magical Art Room and magic room. He also has been publishing much books from his own label “FLASH BOOKS”.

Peter Sutherland

A photographer and filmmaker. Born in Michigan and raised in Colorado, he lives in New York. His first feature documentary, PEDAL, premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2001 before airing on Sundance Channel. In 2006 he finished his second feature (with co-director Jack Youngelson), TIERNEY GEARON: THE MOTHER PROJECT; an intricate portrait of the artist and her unconventional family relationships. Sutherland has also published numerous artist’s books with powerHouse Books, Nieves, Art Beat Press, and P.A.M. Books. He is currently represented by ATM Gallery in NYC.

Sara Stitson

A masked art critique based in London. After studying both apparel design and art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, moved to London. Since then, she has been curating exhibitions and contribute to “Dazed and Confused”. Stitson curates artists who came out after year 2000 who seek for new ways in expressing themselves and focus their nature. Her Twitter account is “@SaraStitson”