Yuko Sumino Words Exhibition "Kyo mo kitto ii koto ga aru" – Expressing the appreciation of being alive
Yuko Sumino is an artist with Down Syndrome residing in Kansai. Since encountering calligraphy and sumi-e painting during a study period in Australia when she was a third year senior high school student, she has rendered into "words" the various encounters that she has experienced and the sense of gratitude that she has felt during the 29 years of her life, expressing them in the medium of calligraphy. Full of candor and expressing what is important as a human being, Yuko's "words" are a source of inspiration for many people. Her messages for earthquake disaster reconstruction were introduced on NHK as "words that appeal through calligraphy", and works such as those displayed on hoardings mounted on the rooftop of Aomori Station building continue to offer encouragement to the disaster victims.
The exhibition will include representative pieces from her two collections "Kyo mo kitto ii koto ga aru" and "Daisukina mama e arigatou" [With many thanks to my dearest mum] as well as new pieces. We hope that you will feel the tenderness and the gentle words that are conveyed by the works.
|Collaborators:|| International Sumi-E Association, Kobe Soshi Gakuen (School Juridical Person),
Aoyama Shop Owners Association, Airi Publishing Company
|Dates:||Wednesday, October 1 - Tuesday, October 7, 2014 (open everyday)|
|Hours:||11 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Venue:||ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE
CI Plaza B1, 2-3-1 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061