Chopsticks: Art by Tadaomi Shibuya and Satoko Go
Thursday, August 11 through Sunday, August 14
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 11 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with live painting by the artists
hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK – 434 Greenwich Street (between Vestry and Laight Streets)
A contemporary art gallery focusing on emerging artists, hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK presents Chopsticks, a four-day-long art and design exhibition by Tadaomi Shibuya and Satoko Go. The exhibition features the work of two Japanese painters presenting a new series of works alongside everyday objects that they have each infused with their unique creative styles. This body of work showcases their contrasting styles of painting: Whereas Shibuya typically features reconstructed images using straight lines and faces inspired by various motifs, Satoko employs expressive lines to recreate plants, animals, and spaces. This is reflected in their new design wares, including a series of affordably priced toothbrushes ($7) and die-cut decorative lace tape ($16).
Satoko Go is an illustrator and graphic artist who was born in Japan in 1976 and did not start drawing until she was in her 30s. Throughout her career she has designed book and album covers, logos, posters, and industrial motifs. Her various art projects have ranged from painting to body art and commercial collaborations. As a commercial artist, Go recently served as the Art Director of the Japanese beauty firm Shu Uemura.
Tadaomi Shibuya was born in Yokohama in 1973. His unique style has led him to numerous projects, including Givenchy’s emblem design in 2008, art direction of Nike’s Air Jordan CP3 IV in 2011, and an illustration of former Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III that was featured in a special edition of The Washington Post in 2012. His recent works include tour merchandise designs for acts such as Rhymestar and Fire Ball, as well as cover artwork for the Japanese punk band Anarchy’s major debut album.
For more information, please visit hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK’s website.