Maiko Kasai Solo Exhibition “The night the canary sings”

biscuit gallery karuizawa is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Maiko Kasai, “The night the canary sings” starting April 20, 2024.

The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, April 20 to Sunday, May 12, 2024.
The exhibition is Maiko Kasai’s first solo exhibition at biscuit gallery.

《Dress up》, 2024

When we learn of the dizzying events happening outside our homes, we feel a sense of déjà vu, like looking at a long picture scroll, and at the same time, we become aware that we are always being watched from above.
It’s like when you look into the baby monitor you installed at home for your child, it feels like a gaze of compassion directed at the entire space, or it feels like you’re being watched over by the moonlight shining into the room from the window. Brings a sense of comfort.
In this work, the entire painting is illuminated by bluish moonlight as a way of imagining the story from a bird’s-eye perspective, and within that light, the inseparable relationship between the girl and the animals is depicted from a close-up perspective.
(Maiko Kasai)


Exhibition View


Artist Profile

Maiko Kasai

1983 Born in Aichi, Japan
2007 BA Fine Art Oil Painting, Kanazawa College of Art
2009 MA Fine Art Painting, Kanazawa College of Art Graduate School


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Maiko Kasai Solo Exhibition
“The night the canary sings”

Location:biscuit gallery karuizawa

Dates:Apr 20 (Sat) – May 12, 2024 (Sun)
Time:12:00 – 18:00 *Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Free Admission
Sponsored by biscuit gallery karuizawa