Galerie Gregor Staiger presents the first solo exhibition in Europe by the Japanese, New York based artist E’wao Kagoshima (*1945 Niigata, lives and works in Brooklyn). The exhibition focuses on the period from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s and also includes a number of more recent works. Kagoshima’s practice draws deeply from art history, Western and Japanese myth and cultural symbolism and produces stunningly varied works that are at the same time highly referential and imaginative.
E’wao Kagoshima has had solo exhibitions at the Nagai Gallery, Tokyo; Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, New York; The New Museum, New York; Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York; and Algus Greenspon, New York. Kagoshima has been included in exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; The Asian American Art Center, New York; The Laforet Museum, Tokyo and Osaka; Marlborough Gallery, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; White Columns, New York; Martos Gallery, New York; Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels; Vilma Gold, London; and Sculpture Center, New York.
- E’wao Kagoshima, See Saw Kitty, 1984. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Gregor Staiger