We are very pleased to announce Seonna Hong's show, "Viscery Loves Company" at Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo. The show features 15 new paintings and a site specific installation.
The exhibition runs from May 8th, through June 1st 2008 at Kaikai Kiki's new exhibition space at Motoazabu Crest Bldg., B1F, 2-3-30 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046, Japan.
Seonna and I have been working with Takashi for over two years to bring this show to Japan, and it represents an enormous collaboration between Seonna, myself and the Kaikai Kiki staff both here and in Tokyo. I first saw Seonna's work in 2002. Having worked with Takashi previously, I was informed of his ideas of "Superflat" and saw in her work the ideas he was putting forth and became tremendously excited about it. Seonna and I did our first show together in 2004. The show was titled "Animus" and became a book of the same name. About two years later I ran into Takashi and invited him to come into the gallery to see the work. His initial excitement about Seonna's work has never wavered, and I am overjoyed that it has translated into the show that opens in May. This is Kaikai Kiki's first solo show of a US based artist.
This is also Seonna's first solo show in Japan. She was previously seen in "Kaikai Kiki Artists" at the Kaikai Kiki gallery in Tokyo. In 2006 she received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and had her solo museum debut at The Knoxville Museum of Art.