Ken Kagami “Bronze works 2013-2014”

2014.2.18 Tue - 3.16 Sun

There will be no opening reception but the artist will present three Sunday events during the exhibition period.

Exhibition Related Events:
2/23 Sun 13:00 – 16:00
Live Drawing Performance and guided gallery tour with complimentary brunch
3/2 Sun 18:00 – 19:00
Live Radio Broadcast : Ken Kagami’s All Night Sponpon!
3/16 Sun 16:00 – 18:00
Exhibition closing party with Professor Ken Kagami’s Sexy Art School

A complimentary audio tour will be provided to all gallery guests.

MISAKO & ROSEN is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with Ken Kagami “Bronze works 2013-2014”.

Ken Kagami was born (1974) and presently lives and works in Tokyo. Kagami’s recent exhibitions include “The Future is Stupid”, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee (2013), a two person exhibition together with Detroit based artist Scott Reeder, the solo exhibitions “SPICY!!!” presented by Nadiff Gallery, Tokyo (2013) and “HELLOWIEN” Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2006).

Kagami creates artwork in which is the everyday is transformed into a joke; has been exhibiting sculptures which were produced using common materials found in everyday life, including up-to-date topics presented in mainstream media. Kagami typically scavenged nondescript thrift stores in the United States as well as so-called recycle shops in Tokyo.In such ordinary symbols of consumer culture, there exists a poignant ordinariness; however this is uplifted via a creative transformation of the ordinary into something more positive and optimistic.

The exhibition “Ken Kagami Bronze works 2013 -2014” is comprised of a new series of bronze sculptures. Kagami typically employed non traditional materials within a conversation informed by recent art history; hover, in the present exhibition, he intends the opposite – the use of traditional art materials to consider conventionally un-artworthy considerations. By way of example : Kagami will present cast bronze used cotton swabs, snot and a smashed can found in the street. Ken Kagami is an adult but one who has achieved and maintains a childlike sense of mischief via the practice of art.

New Publication
“Scott Reeder and Ken Kagami Drew”
First printing published in an edition of 200 by Green Gallery Press and MISAKO & ROSEN
Published to commemorate “The Future Is Stupid”, Scott Reeder and Ken Kagami, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee Drinking beer and drawing together !

“Ken Kagami New edition poster” limited to 100.
The poster is a Kagami masterpiece.