Sutton Gallery is currently hosting a solo exhibition by Utako Shindo, titled "Reminiscent of long gone by."
The exhibition features a new body of works by the artist where Shindo explores untranslatable elements, with works formed through cyanotype printing, plaster casting, and audio/visual recording as a means to capture a "trace" of an object, place, and time in her sensing “reminiscent of long gone by.” Utako Shindo has been working on creating immersive, contemplative bodies of work that are quiet and elegant, with particular interest in the poetics of (un)translatability, and semantic and material translation/transformation in art. Her recent practice has been mostly employing the various 'transfer' (known as "utsuru" in Japanese, meaning reflect, project, trace, emerge, and transfer) processes, manifested as drawing, print, relief, photography, and video, which often together comprise an installation work.
Born in Tokyo in 1980, Utako Shindo has been working between Australia and Japan since 2003. She gained her Bachelor of Fine Art in 2006, and her Masters of Fine Art in 2008, at the Victorian College of the Arts, and her Ph.D. at the interdisciplinary Centre for Ideas, VCA&MCM, the University of Melbourne in 2017. As well as being an artist, she is currently an adjunct lecturer at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo, and due to undertake a year-long research and creative project in New Mexico, USA in 2019 (funded by Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists ). Her significant exhibitions include: "unJapan," Kanzan Gallery, Tokyo, 2017; "That is, like a brief moment to be filled," Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2017; "where it is here _ it does not matter _ how I have got here _ can I forget," Sutton Projects, Melbourne, 2016; "MOKUDOKU, "HAGI ART, Tokyo, 2015; and "Pense en ir de alguna manera," Museo Taller Erasto Cortes, Puebla/Mexico, 2013. She was also a director and participant artist of the multifaceted international art project “Immanent Landscape” (2010-2012,) which toured from West Space, Melbourne to Oyama City, Kurumaya Museum of Art, and Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney.
The exhibition will be on view through May 19, 2018 at Sutton Gallery, 254 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia.
For details visit: http://suttongallery.com.au
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.
Founder: Louise Blouin