NEW YORK, NY.- Tally Beck Contemporary
presents an exhibition of Japanese artist Nobuhito Nishigawaras new multimedia pieces as the centerpiece of its autumn program. The show, entitled Persona: Nobuhito Nishigawaras Solo Exhibition, opened at Tally Beck Contemporary, 42 Rivington St., on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, and will run through November 10.
Persona is comprised of 13 multimedia pieces involving sculpture and photography. In his work, Nishigawara references ancient Japanese sculpture, particularly the funereal haniwa, and contemporary consumer toys. Using blurred to photography to quote his sculpture, the artist comments on his conflicted identity as a Japanese man who has relocated to California.
Nishigawara has shown extensively in exhibitions on the West Coast and showed in July 2012 with Tally Beck Contemporary at artMRKT Hamptons. He is an Associate Professor of Art at California State Fullerton and a Visiting Professor at UCLA.
Tally Beck Contemporary is a New York-based gallery that also operates a private dealership in Bangkok and focuses on Asian contemporary art. Founded in 2010, the gallery emphasizes fresh expression from East and Southeast Asia with regular exhibitions. Tally Beck Contemporary also maintains a strong presence at international art fairs. The gallery exhibited at artMRKT Hamptons July 19-22.