Yuriko Kubota Fragments – The Shōwa Era in Japan

Studio Little Red ⁠ accessible_forward
Ward's Island, Toronto Island
26 Lakeshore Ave
May 1–Jun 5,  2022

For this exhibition, Yuriko Kubota focuses on the energy she felt growing up in Tokyo during the Shōwa era (1926-1989) along with her fragmented memories of her father, who passed away in 2020.

Her father was a typical Japanese salaryman, who, when the economy was growing, worked hard and drank harder. Kubota photographed images from Shōwa-era movies or newscasts, which connect her to this energy and these memories. She layers the images with mixed media to highlight and obscure, just like her recollection.

A new work will rotate weekly in Studio Little Red’s Gallery Box on Ward’s Island.