September 17th to October 30th
Shizuka Mitsui Solo Exhibition Part II “The Tiger’s Spell’ will open on February 15th, 2019.
Where am I? Walking out to the corridor, I see evenly spaced doors lined up on the wall.
Wherever I look, the scenery is indistinguishable – I decide to walk on aimlessly.
The carpet lies as if to absorb my very existence,
Surrounded by an echoing sound larger than life, I tiptoe my way trying to kill the noise.
Then, a girl of unknown origin and time appears out of nowhere.
She smiles gently as she sits back on a chair.
Before I notice, the music playing in the background was changed from a waltz to jazz.
In front of my eyes, things I thought only existed in a remote land are imperceptibly lined up.
And now appears a world totally created out of oil paint.
I titled the first part of the exhibition ‘Women Waiting for the Time’ referring to my mother’s favorite phrase – To everything there is a season. There must be a world besides what we can actually see; there must be a definite ‘time’ everywhere. Fuzzy shapes that wiggle on the canvas, colors that change in an instance, and magnificent sparkles of intersecting oil paints! I paint boldly, delicately, and fiercely fast as if to capture the moment.
The first part of the exhibition ‘Women Waiting for the Time’ (9/19/18~10/30/18) will be consisted mainly of my work from the past. I will be introducing my new body of work in the second part of the exhibition ‘The Tiger’s Spell’ (2/15/19~3/31/19).
I hope you enjoy the world filled with both nostalgia and present!