Channel, Rupture (2015) [exhibition, Beppu, Japan, 2015]
(Solo exhibition by Adam Chodzko.
Curated by Keith Whittle and Beppu Triennial, 2015).
Fujiya Gallery, Beppu, Japan
18th July – 25th September 2015
The works Adam Chodzko produced in Beppu, Japan connect to his ongoing investigations into how a community connects with its sense of its self, its place, its past, and its sense of the world ‘outside’ itself.
Chodzko explores what might be revealed or hidden within these encounters, examining them through the parallel relationships between gallery, audience, neighbour, art object and ‘foreign’ artist. His work at Fujiya Gallery, Beppu, develops a series of mythologies in order to investigate these connections using a mixture of documentary ‘truth’ and a form of science fiction to communicate a psychological surrealism. Processes of empathy are extended into transformation: a gallery building turns into a human body, a group of people from the local community become strangers in a 1960’s postcard and the artist becomes parts of trees in the gallery garden. Chodzko visualises all of these processes as a form of ‘folding’.
Expulsion from the Garden of Eden (2015)
Somewhere Else, In Order to Complete Them (2015)
Our Host Postponed the Drinks Until After the Storm (2015)
Sketch for Our Host Postponed the Drinks Until After the Storm (2015)
Sketch for Here (2015)
Sketch for Channel, Rupture (2015)