Exhibition Dates: August 22 – 25, 2013
|Hours:||August 22: 3 – 7pm|
|August 23: 12 – 7pm|
|August 24: 11am – 7pm|
|August 25: 11am – 5pm|
|Location:||Onishi Project, 521 West 26th Street, NYC (bet. 10th and 11th Ave)|
|Cocktail Receptions:||Thursday, August 22, 5 – 7pm|
|Friday, August 23, 5 – 7pm|
|Saturday, August 24, 5 – 7pm|
|Organized by:||Nittele (Nippon Television) for TV program “Can we sell this or not!? Special”|
|Nichiki and Broadway Caprice|
Onishi Project is proud to present “Love Saves The Earth“, a solo exhibition by Taizou, a Japanese artist, entertainer and comedian. This is his first exhibition and a debut as an entertainer in the US. This exhibit will be aired as part of the infamous Nippon Television program called “Can we sell this or not!? Special” which is one of the most highly praised and unique shows in Japan.
Taizou’s work as an entertainer has had a large influence on his artwork. He first started to paint as part of a TV program in 2005. Impressed by Taizou’s unique paintings, the host of the TV program encouraged Taizou to paint more and have his own exhibition. Since then, he has been making paintings almost everyday, despite his hectic schedule working in the Japanese TV industry.
Taizou once said that he would not be able to paint if he quit being an entertainer: “The job of an Entertainer is to make people happy. I want my paintings to make people happy as well.”
The organizer of the exhibition, Nittele (Nippon Television) pursues people’s reactions towards Taizou’s artwork and reports them back to Japan in the TV program. People who visit the gallery for this show may be shown on TV with their comments and feedback. This is a first collaborative project at Onishi Project where art becomes a reality show and entertainment in Chelsea. Please enjoy the opportunity to view the highly detailed whimsical compositional work by this multi-talented artist in person.
Partial proceeds from the works sold in this exhibition will be donated to “24 Hour Television / Love Saves The Earth“, a TV project in which Taizou has been involved in.
For further information, please contact Onishi Project at 212-695-8035 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.