Emerging Japanese Artists 2011

February 25 – March 6, 2011

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, 4–6 p.m.

ARMORY NIGHT: Saturday, March 5, 6–11 p.m.

PERFORMANCE PROGRAM: Saturday, March 5, 8-11 pm

performances by
Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa, Naoki Iwakawa,
Akiko Furukawa and Friends, Sayori Matsuyama & Shipra Saraogi

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday 1–5 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday noon–6 p.m.

Participating Artists :

Koosuke IRKT Ikeda, Yoshiyuki Shimamoto, Rei Ozaking, Yoko Naito, Jun Shoji, Sayori Matsuyama+Matt Nahoum, Hiromi Anraku, Toshiki Kikuchi, Chiaki Kushida, Ayako Yamanaka, Sanae Yamada, Asuna Shiba, Kyoko Akimoto, Naoko Shibuya, Kaori Kobayashi, Chika Ishizuka, Kazumasa Chiba, Saori Onishi, chicaco, Ayumi Hosaka, Shin Yanagisawa, Mai Sakurai

PEPPER'S PROJECT, a gallery and art project based in Tokyo, is pleased to present a group exhibition, j_ART -- the Fourth Annual Japanese Emerging Artists Exhibition in New York, at the Williamsburg Art & Historical, or WAH, Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The exhibition will showcase 22 emerging Japanese artists, six based in New York and 16 based in Tokyo, presenting paintings, drawings, print, installations, photography and more.

In 2008, the first exhibition, “Other Painting,” took place at four different locations in Williamsburg, N.Y., presenting 19 Japanese artists from Tokyo. In 2009, there was another exhibition program called “Tokyo Regionalism” at five different locations in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y. In 2010, the second edition of the exhibition “Other Painting” took place at the WAH Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Since 1998, PEPPER'S PROJECT has organized many exhibitions to present the works of young Japanese artists with pieces from a variety of genres and media. Since 2006, the PEPPER'S PROJECT has promoted overseas artists in key cities around the world. J_ART brings together the artists who participated in our past exhibits to display their latest work to the New York art scene.

PEPPER'S PROJECT proudly introduces our artists to New York every year with different themes and perspectives.

J_ART -- Fourth Annual Japanese Emerging Artists Exhibition in N.Y. -- begins Feb. 25 at the WAH Center and runs until March 6, 2011. This is a simultaneous project with the Japanese Young Artists’ Book Fair_5th, which will be on view beginning Feb. 24 to March 8 at five locations throughout New York City and Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mai Sakurai

Sayori Matsuyama

Ayumi Hosaka

Emerging Japanese Artists 2011