April 8 - 27, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 2022, 6-8 pm. 

Mitsuyo Okada

Dancing In The Wind Shine

37-39 Clinton St., New York

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New York, NY - Space 776 is pleased to present a second solo exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Mitsuyo Okada.

 

Okada’s work explores the “atmosphere of nature”—the sensation of a soft breeze, blinding daylight, or the succulent smell of Spring. Rather than focusing on the form and anatomy of plants, Okada’s work emphasizes tacit emotional responses to specific environments. Whether delicate, enchanting, or poignant, they conjure a distinct nostalgia in viewers for the sensorial experience of nature. 

Okada depicts plants that she encounters throughout the year, relaying the steadiness of natural cycles. Her work gives a voyeuristic glimpse into a rich network of non-human life that experiences its own “atmosphere of nature.” She paints tall stalks reaching toward the sun with intention and weeds blooming within a barren brick wall. Reflecting on interspecies relationships and the dynamic life of plants, this body of work provides just 

as much a sensorial experience as it does an expression of common beauty.

SELECTED IMAGES

INSTALLATION VIEWS

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Mitsuyo Okada (b.1994, Hiroshima, Japan) received her BFA in Art and Design from Centenary University, and MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2019.