In the Name of Mikito Yamaguchi: The Truth Dazzles Gradually

The Center for Experimental Art and Architecture announces "The truth dazzles gradually", an exhibition of fictitious artist Mikito Yamaguchi. The exhibit opening night will take place on Thursday, February 12, 2009 from 7-10 pm. A short gallery talk will take place during the evening to discuss the works and the process presented in the exhibit. Refreshmen’s will be served.

On February 1, 2009, five individuals participated in an extraordinary six-hour experiment to become one being–Mikoto Yamaguchi.

Mikito Yamaguchi is a fictional person created as a vessel to carry these five individuals through the experience of becoming one. The process was the creation of numerous works of art by these individuals–working collaboratively and separately–all during the same span of time.

Mikito Yamaguchi, the Japanese-inspired name was chosen as a nod to the process of creating a Japanese garden ‘s a process that was followed in the creation of the final art works on display. The process entails several individuals working together and alone ‘s sometimes adding, sometimes subtracting and sometimes leaving exactly as is. The final result is the creation of a body of work which ranges from intimate sizes to over 17 feet in length, incorporates the energy and spirit of several beings merging to become one.

In the creation of the works of art, all individuals accepted the following mantra: The truth dazzles gradually. The pieces were created in this spirit.

Please join the Center for Experimental Art and Architecture for Mikito Yamaguchi’s first solo exhibition featuring the collective work of: Sara Anjargolian, Varuzhan Hovakimyan, Susanna Sahakian, Vanig Torikian and Vasken Brudian.

A video of the creation process of the paintings will be presented during the opening. CEAA is dedicated to presenting emerging and established artists, architects, filmmakers, and photographers that have chosen experimentation as their primary mode of expression, demonstrating innovation and advancement in their respective disciplines.

The exhibition’s opening reception is on Thursday, February 12, 2009, 7-10 PM. The Curatorial Presentation will begin at 8:30 PM. The exhibit will be on display from February 12 to February 22, 2009. Center hours are by appointment only. Donation: $10 (proceeds benefit CEAA programs)

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