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Yuko Shiraishi: Episode

A Mead Gallery Exhibition, touring to Leeds City Art Gallery

Sat 28 Sep – Wed 4 Dec 2002

Abstract painting is a consistent part of the Mead Gallery programme. This latest exhibition features new work by Yuko Shiraishi, a Japanese artist who has lived and worked in London for over twenty years. Her colourful paintings project from the gallery walls and are painted directly onto them. They are beautiful meditative works with a element of wit and surprise.

To complement Episode, Yuko Shiraishi has selected photographs from the collections of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford and other public museums. Featuring work by some of the major figures in twentieth century photography, such as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, they too evoke the sense of a moment that completes and commemorates and experience.

The development of this exhibition as an installation rather than as a simple display of paintings reflects Yuko Shiraishi’s current practice and interests. Recent commissions have included a major wall painting for Wiesbaden Museum in Germany and acting as colour advisor for the new BBC Broadcasting House development in London.

The illustrated catalogue includes essays by Andrew Benjamin, Marco Livingstone and Yuko Shiraishi.