At the “E & C Gallery” (Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture), the exhibition “Town in the aquarium – Megumi Kishishita Exhibition” is currently being held.
Kishishita was born in Fukui City in 1989. She major in arts education at the graduate school of Fukui University. Currently, she continues creative activities centering on prints. The solo exhibition is the second time since 2013. Based on the subject she had been stocking for some time, she has been producing about half a year.
She made the scenery of Fukui a fish tank, finished it as a work that makes us feel “unusual in everyday” such as swimming fish and placing water grass. She said, “The color of the sky that I usually see links with the colors of rivers and the ocean in memory, which often makes me feel like running in the water even while commuting by car There is.
Display 20 prints and 6 acrylic paintings using trees and vinyl sheets. The “pressure regulating water tank” at the back of the venue is a work in which 3 woodcut prints with 29.8 cm in width and 18.9 cm in length are arranged. The shape of the cloud that she saw at Sakai City in Fukui Prefecture was regarded as cutlassfish. The picture frame containing the work also helps directing the atmosphere of the “aquarium”.
She was interested in printmaking because of graduation production at the university. “The finish changes depending on how the ink is packed and how to rub the baren.The iterative nature that expresses the passage of time with ink coloring also suits me.”
The holding time is from 12 o’clock to 18 o’clock (until Friday until 21 o’clock). free entrance. Closed Tuesday Wednesday. Until January 28th.
(The article was published by Fukui Keizai Shimbun.)