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Hiroko Koshino −SQUARES−

Monday, October 12 – Friday, December 25
Closed: Wednesdays / Other event days Closed when Hankyu Bus does not operate

Open upon reservation: Please fill the "Admission Reservation Form" on the website's ASHIYA GALLERY page.

Sunday admission is also by reservation only at the moment.

The square framework is getting popular in recent years because of Instagram. Yet, Koshinohas been using a square canvas for over 10 years since she officially started painting. And, a highlight of this exhibition is her square paintings.The series of 120cm square paintings are simply Koshino’s representative expressions of her abstract concepts. She goes with the flow of her tools and create from coincidences, sometimes you may discover reversed frameworks-the magnificent scale that breakthrough the limitations of the sky and the earth is the most discernible feature indeed.Expanding in the70cm square-shaped abstract paintings is the peaceful world of collage and detailed drawings.The interpretation of this series changes drastically depending on the pattern-grid, side by side, and randomized arrangements.As in the concrete paintings, some hilarious figures are moving around are they are placed inside some square screens with various backgrounds, and the dynamic is unprecedented and impressive.The square paintings are boundaryless-the four sides just create possibilities in interpretations, and it’s amazing to look into them careful and define which is up and which is down. The flexibility to alter the exhibition layout is fascinating. It would be great if you could enjoy Koshino’s discernible aesthetic sense and explore her painting world.

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KH Gallery Ashiya
Hiroko Koshino- The Melody with Artistic Colors-
Exhibition period extension

Monday, August 24 - Tuesday, September 29 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (Last admission 3:30 pm) Gallery will closed on Every Wednesday, and also a case of temporary closure to other events and bad weather. KH Gallery Ashiya will be extension of schedule for Hiroko Koshino -The Melody with Artistic Colors- Reservation required. Please reserve by accessing the ASHIYA GALLERY page of our website and submitting the Admission Reservation Form with all the necessary fields completed. Sunday admission is also by reservation only at the moment.
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KH Gallery Ashiya
Koshino Hiroko – The Melody with Artistic Colors

Thursday, July 2 - Sunday, August 2 Closed: Wednesdays / Other event days Closed when Hankyu Bus does not operate Open upon reservation: Please fill the "Admission Reservation Form" on the website's ASHIYA GALLERY page. Sunday admission is also by reservation only at the moment.

“Koshino Hiroko – The Melody with Artistic Colors” is now at KH gallery Ashiya. It is a cross-aspect, collaborative expansion of Koshino’s artworks with various colors, motif, shapes as new definitions of freedom. The artworks and fashions also express the huge inspiration by classical music in recent years. The colorful collaboration of paintings themed with music and musical instruments in exhibition is, in fact, the conceptual source for the designs in the Spring Summer Tokyo collection in 2002.

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KH Gallery Ashiya
The Pleiades – Resonating Artists –

Monday, January 20 - Sunday, March 29, 2020 Closed: Wednesdays / Tuesday, February 25 ? Friday, February 28 / Tuesday, March 17 / Other event days Closed when Hankyu Bus does not operate Open upon reservation: Please fill the "Admission Reservation Form" on the website's ASHIYA GALLERY page. Reservation is not required on Sundays. *Special display of Hina dolls Saturday, February 29 ? Sunday, March 29

KH Gallery Ashiya will hold the exhibition titled “The Pleiades – Resonating Artists -“. Hiroko Koshino has been meeting and interacting with artists of various genres. Through these interactions, Koshino gained many things that became inspirations for her creations, such as the essence taught by a person she calls her master, influences from unique styles of expression, and experiences of getting to know materials other than paintings. This exhibition will present Koshino’s works as well as those of the artists close to her. These works are owned by Koshino and show the ties between the artists. Please enjoy the light that the resonating stars create together, like the Pleiades shining in the winter night sky.

Artists

Aquirax Uno (illustrator)
Kazi Ghiyasuddin(painter)
Kuniyoshi Kaneko(painter)
Tadayoshi Nakabayashi (copperplate printmaker)
Susumu Notomi(ceramic artist)
Masao Hara (fashion drawing artist)

Hiroko Koshino "WORK #386" Style sketch

Kuniyoshi Kaneko "Beast Tamer" Oil painting / canvas

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KH Gallery Ashiya
Hiroko Koshino -The Harmony-

Flyday, November 8 - Sunday, December 22 11:00 am ? 4:00 pm (Last admission 3:30 pm) Gallery will closed on Every Wednesday, and also a case of temporary closure to other events and bad weather. Reservation required. Please reserve by accessing the ASHIYA GALLERY page of our website and submitting the Admission Reservation Form with all the necessary fields completed. Reservation is not required on Sundays.

KH Gallery Ashiya will be extension of schedule for Hiroko Koshino -The Harmony- .

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KH Gallery Ashiya
Hiroko Koshino -The Harmony-

Monday, August 19 - Monday (holiday), November 4, 2019 Closed: Wednesdays / Tuesday, October 15 / Monday, October 21 - Friday, October 25 / Other event days Closed in case Hankyu Bus does not operate Open upon reservation: Please make a reservation by filling the Admission Reservation Form on “ASHIYA GALLERY” page of our website. Reservation is not required for Sundays. *Reservation is not required during the Ashiya Art Festival (from Saturday, November 2 to Monday, November 4).

KH Gallery Ashiya will hold an exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino-The Harmony-”. Koshino aims to create a world where all senses, including sight and hearing, harmonize with the environment. Having incorporated an improvisation-like live piano performance in her 2019 AW fashion show, she is putting more and more importance on music. This exhibition presents her ever-expanding artistic expressions, in particular paintings that are inspired by music or have a musical feel to them. The painting she drew while listening to Chopin, a master of classical music, features lines that freely run through and offers rich imagination. Also, in the world of Japanese traditional music, Koshino is a master Nagauta Shamisen player belonging to Kinekatsukai. In the national competition of Nagauta Kinekatsukai, held in Kabukiza Theatre in April this year, she drew the stage background for the performance of Shokyokushu. Its original ink painting will be displayed in this exhibition for the first time.

The harmony created by encounters of different senses-Japan and West, music and painting, beauty of architecture… Please listen carefully to the music that comes to your heart when you see Koshino’s paintings in Ashiya surrounded by nature.

Hiroko Koshino《 WORK #1782 》

Hiroko Koshino 《 WORK #2017》

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KH Gallery Ashiya
2019 Exhibition
Hiroko Koshino

Period 1: Sunday, February 24 ? Monday, May 6 (holiday) *Special exhibition of Hina dolls: Sunday, February 24 ? Sunday, March 31 Period 2: Sunday, May 19 ? Friday, August 9 11:00 am ? 4:00 pm Closed: Wednesdays / Monday, April 1 ? Tuesday, April 9 / Tuesday, May 7 ? Saturday, May 18 / in case of special events Closed in case Hankyu Bus does not operate Open upon reservation: Please fill out the [Admission Reservation Form] on the ASHIYA GALLERY page on this website. The gallery is open without reservation on Sundays. (Closed on April 7 and May 12)

KH Gallery Ashiya will hold the exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino: The Composition – Aesthetics of Arrangement -“. Composition is an important artistic element in paintings. This exhibition will present various compositions in Koshino’s works, such as the color composition which is also used in fashion design, the balance between margins and Sumi ink in ink works, and the calligraphy designs. They will be displayed in diverse arrangements as an attempt at space composition.
The exhibits will change in each period and include works of diverse genres, from colorful works to ink works and calligraphies. Please enjoy the aesthetics formed by Koshino’s works created with her flexible sense and the imposing architectural space designed by Mr. Tadao Ando.

*Special exhibition of Hina dolls: Sunday, February 24 – Sunday, March 31
Hina dolls from the late Meiji period, owned by Koshino, will be displayed. The dolls and various items that feature gold lacquer decorations will shine in an orderly line with the 100-year history. Please enjoy the “aesthetics of arrangement” in Japanese traditional culture.

Hiroko Koshino 《WORK #1957-1958 》

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KH Gallery Ashiya
Special Exhibition
Dishes by Hiroko Koshino

Sunday, November 11, 2018 ? Sunday, February 10, 2019 11:00 am. ? 4:00 pm. Closed: Wednesdays / Tuesday, December 25 ? Saturday, January 12 / during other events Open upon reservation: Please fill the Reservation Form on the “ASHIYA GALLERY” page on this website and make a reservation. Reservation is not required on Sundays.

KH Gallery Ashiya will hold the exhibition entitled “Dishes by Hiroko Koshino” to present dishes Koshino created during various encounters. Koshino met with her long-time artist friends in traditional pottery production areas and displayed her unique sense of forms and colors and painting methods. Under the eleventh Ohi Chozaemon, the Ohi pottery maker in Kanazawa, Koshino created a series of dishes cut out and formed from flat clay as if she was making clothes. She also collaborated with Susumu Notomi, the Hagi pottery maker, by drawing colorful line art on his blue dishes called “Aohagi”.
Moreover, Koshino developed her own products, designing the ink painting-based “Sumi-no-Toki” series in collaboration with the ceramic ware manufacturer Nikko Company in 2017. In summer 2018, she decorated the Echizen lacquerware, the traditional industry in Sabae, with gold and silver paints. Through these works, Koshino aims to incorporate art in everyday lives.

This exhibition will feature various dishes along with paintings to showcase Koshino’s free, unconventional spirit. Please enjoy the encounter between Japan’s traditional culture and senses of modernity.

Cooperation:
The eleventh Ohi Chozaemon (Toshio Ohi) / Ohi pottery
Susumu Notomi / Hagi pottery
Echizen Lacquerware Cooperative / Echizen lacquerware
Nikko Company / Western-style dish “Sumi-no-Toki” series

Hiroko Koshino《WORK #1489》

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KH Gallery Ashiya
Permanent Exhibition

Sunday, Octover 21 ? Thurthday, November 8, 2018 Open : 11:00 am ? 4:00 pm(the last entry is at 3:30) Closed: Every Wednesday, and also a case of temporary closure to other events and bad weather.

Our gallery is open to the public on a reservation basis, except for Sundays when doors are open to drop-in visitors.

To make a reservation, submit the online application from linked to this page with all the necessary fields completed.

KH Gallery Ashiya Reservation Request

Exhibition Archive

KH Gallery Ashiya
Permanent Exhibition

Monday, August 20 ? Monday, October 15, 2018 Open : 11:00 am ? 4:00 pm(Admission is until 3:30p.m.) Closed: Every Wednesday, and also a case of temporary closure to other events and bad weather.

Our gallery is open to the public on a reservation basis, except for Sundays when doors are open to drop-in visitors.
To make a reservation, submit the online application from linked to ASHIYA GALLERY page with all the necessary fields completed.

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