OHGITA KATSUYA Shape of Light


OHGITA Katsuya
Shape of Light

Falling Rain Into the Sea, 2011, Collection of the Artist

This is a solo exhibition of Ohgita Katsuya, an artist who creates works filled with soft light mainly using glass as the material. After graduating from Kanazawa College of Art with a major in metal casting, he studied the production of works using glass at Tokyo Glass Art Institute. From the latter half of the 1980s, he started using the cold casting method to fill the mold with glass, heat, melt, cool and solidify it, working to produce works that make us aware of the existence of light in a simple form. Looking at what he discovers in the scenery surrounding him such as houses, mountains, the earth, rain, the sea and the stars and his everyday experiences, he produces works which reflect the artist’s gentle gaze toward modest daily life led in the course of natural order. This exhibition introduces his works from the beginning to the present to showcase the world of Ohgita’s works with their peaceful and warm presence.

Period:

April 28 – September 3, 2018

Venue:

Exhibition Room 1,2 (2F), Toyama Glass Art Museum

Hours:

9:30-18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)

*On the first day, the exhibition will open after the opening ceremony (11:00~).

Closed:

May 9, May 16, June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 8 and August 22, 2018

Organized by:

Toyama Glass Art Museum

Supported by:

THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, THE HOKKOKU SHIMBUN, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Tulip TV INC., Toyama Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.


LIGHT-SHAPE, 2006, Collection of the Artist
HOUSE, 2013, Collection of the Artist
Across the Rain, 2016, Collection of the Artist
Labyrinth, 1988, Collection of the Artist
Fog Mountain, 2011-2012, Collection of the Artist

Admission:

General: ¥700 (¥500) College students: ¥500 (¥300)

*Elem/JH/HS: free *Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more

* Combined tickets with other special exhibitions are available.

*Tickets also allow admission to the Permanent Exhibition.


Access

From Toyama St.

20 minute walk

From Toyama St., take the Tram (Shinaidensha) for Minami-Toyama-Eki-Mae and get off at "Nishicho". 1 minutes walk.

From Toyama St., take City Loop Line(Shinaidensha Kanjo-sen) and get off at “Grand Plaza Mae”. 2 minutes walk.

Required time

Approx. 10 minutes from Toyama St. by Tram (Shinaidensha)

From Toyama Airport

From Toyama Airport, take a local bus called Toyama Kuko-sen (Toyama Airport Line) and get off at “Sogawa”. 4 minutes walk.

5-1 Nishicho, Toyama City, Toyama 930-0062, Japan

TEL 076-461-3100

FAX 076-461-3310

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