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Sur/Reality: Kahori Kamiya, David Olivant, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda and Joyce Yamada

Curated by Amos Eno Gallery Director, Audra Lambert

October 28 - November 14, 2021

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition  Sur/Reality which marks the second exhibition at Amos Eno Gallery presenting works by artists who have not yet had a solo exhibition with the gallery during their tenure. This show is on view from October 28th-November 14th. Curated by gallery director Audra Lambert, the artists exhibiting in Sur/Reality are Kahori Kamiya, David Olivant, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda and Joyce Yamada.


Sur/Reality opens Friday, October 29th from 6-9 PM - we will be serving refreshments and the artists and curator will be present to discuss their work in detail, with a performance from 7 PM.


Sur/Reality posits how alternative views of reality can enhance our awareness of what is and what could be. In the 1927 Surrealist manifesto, André Breton shares his view that Surrealism seeks to combine the real world and dreams into a ‘super-reality,’ or an absolute reality. Surreal visions of the world integrate impulses from the unconscious into reality, forming a composite worldview reflecting our perception of the world around us.


Works on paper by Nishiki Sugawara-Beda harness the subconscious mind and spiritual intuition to produce monochromatic marks, and framing the natural world as both subtle and sublime. Kahori Kamiya’s work embraces textural dissonance commenting on life’s idiosyncrasies presenting works that comment on the distinctive experiences of breastfeeding. David Olivant’s works exert a vision of a world fragmented against itself. His collages are composed of often dissonant elements that present a comprehensive yet contradictory view of how we perceive reality. Paintings by  Joyce Yamada reflect on our tumultuous relationship with the natural environment, mining a deeper understanding, through intuition and instinct, of humanity’s relationship to the surrounding landscape.


In a world demanding that we accept often-conflicting realities and assimilate them into a universal worldview, Sur/ Reality shifts our focus away from the idea of truth, instead speculating on what it is that we take for granted, and exposing how it can be impermanent, faltering, and unreal.

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