Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Japan show

Hi! I created this blog as a replacement to the guestbook forum I had on my site at

Here's a few update photos from my show "Pinked Galicia" in the Canadian Embassy, Tokyo. (still running until March 5th, 2005, so check it out if you're around)

Exhibition Announcement December 2, 2004

"Pinked Galicia"
January 28 - March 5, 2005
Canadian Embassy Prince Takamado Gallery

The Canadian Embassy will present an exhibition by Montreal artist Baruch Gottlieb. "Pinked Galicia" features a large-surface installation installed on the floor, creating an impressive monolithic effect. The exhibition will be held at the Canadian Embassy Prince Takamado Gallery, from January 28 to March 5, 2005.

Repeatable patterns have been used through human history to represent the rhythms of nature, to serve as calming analogues to the rhythmic repetitions of our daily human life. In the 21st century humanity increasingly exists in an urban sphere, where the rhythms of civilisation's human nature prevail. Today's information technology society works on principles of patterns of human behaviour - thus he has postulated decorative patterns derived from human forms.

For this exhibition he uses a pattern derived from photography of his own skin, spread out life-size and repeated to fill the room. A personal pattern, to resonate recurrence in his own life and in yours.

Baruch Bruce Edward Gottlieb is working on four continents. Trained as a filmmaker at Concordia University in Montreal he has created inter- poly- and pan-disciplinary work in a great variety of contexts. From art-money interventions in Senegal, to massive permanent public art works in Korea, Radio-art in Liverpool, Montreal and Prague to art-space installations around the world, Gottlieb's talents defy easy classification, yet unifying all the work is a deep concern and comprehension for contemporary human interaction, exchange and intimacy. His CV can be seen at www.gottlieb.ca.


TITLE: "Pinked Galicia"
DATE: January 28 to March 5, 2005
Weekdays 9:00 to 17:30, Saturday 13:00 to 17:00
*closed February 11
PLACE: Canadian Embassy Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
CONTACT: Canadian Embassy, Public Affairs Section tel: 03-5412-6200
MEDIA CONTACT: Ryuko Iikubo (ext.3347)


J. A. Gillmartin said...

Cool picture but what is it?

Baruch said...

I added some new images that might help you - the pattern is derived from imaging my skin