She looks into the Mirror / The Garden
12(fri) - 27(sat) May
Marking the publication of Erika Kobayashi’s new short story collection, She Looks into the Mirror (Shūeisha), Gallery 360° will be hosting a new solo exhibition of her work – her fourth.
The motif, which also appears in her written work, is “The Garden”:
—The roses blooming in the small garden at Marie Curie’s “Institut du Radium” in Paris.
—The luxuriant ivy growing in the garden at Pierre Curie’s house.
—The moss, legendarily commemorated by the Heian poetess Izumi Shikibu, that grew in the garden surrounding Japan’s nuclear weapons development site, “Ni-gō Project.”
This is the latest installation in Kobayashi’s ongoing attempt to capture this “light” invisible to the eye.
Translated by Brian Bergstrom