May 26 – Jun 25
Opening: Friday, May 26, 6-8 PM
The gallery is proud to present the artist’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong “The New Encounter is Art !.” More than 20 paintings, spanning the artist’s career from the 1970s to the present, are on display. Yayanagi’s life away from Japan gave him a certain physical distance from the post-war Japanese art scene and it made possible for the artist to cultivate his own artistic style.
Founded in the heart of Tokyo in 1967, Whitestone Gallery has been one of a small number of pioneering galleries in Japan. Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong is the first overseas operation of the gallery. With extensive survey on East Asian post-war period artists and art movements, the gallery hopes to create a new dialogue about the relationship between contemporary and modern art in Asia, and add more diversity to the multicultural art scene in Hong Kong.