eppei Kaneuji, HAKUCHIZU (white map), 2019, plaster, table, daily objects
Jane Lombard Gallery is pleased to present, Plastic Barricade, an exhibition featuring new work by Kyoto-based artist, Teppei Kaneuji. Kaneuji investigates natural phenomena, history and mass consumption and his multidisciplinary practice incorporates sculpture, drawing, painting, and performance to explore themes of transformation. The exhibition highlights four distinctive bodies of work and marks the artist’s second solo show with the gallery. Plastic Barricade is on view from May 23 - July 3, 2019, with an opening reception taking place on May 23 from 6-8 pm.
Teppei Kaneuji takes an irreverent approach to sometimes challenging subject matter while embracing playful methods of engagement with materiality: a process that reflects ideological conflicts between societal acceptance and social resistance. His dynamic recontextualizations are intended to examine the passage of time and environmental issues while suggesting critical analysis of consumerism.
A new large-scale installation from the White Discharge series (2002-present) will be on view, a dioramic snow-covered landscape made of plastic toys, found objects, and everyday household items. The artist pours powder atop the structures and allows snow-like, poured formations to dust and “freeze” the materials in suspended animation, and Kaneuji’s architectural structures in this series have become increasingly elaborate over time.
Kaneuji references the visual language of Pop Art in his Mobiles series, swirling sculptures of isolated cosmetic advertisement imagery. The kinetic mobile cut-outs of glittery liquid shapes combine delight and precarity as they dance and twirl from the gallery walls and ceiling.