Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), The First Experience, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Collection of La Petite Mort Gallery. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), The First Experience, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Collection of La Petite Mort Gallery. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), The Recent Excavation, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), The Recent Excavation, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Skype Sex, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Skype Sex, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie As Danae, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie As Danae, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Mirror, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Mirror, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), La Marseillaise, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), La Marseillaise, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Skateboard, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Skateboard, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie Get Your Gun, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie Get Your Gun, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Les Miserable Cutie, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Les Miserable Cutie, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), The Pain of Pasiphae, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), The Pain of Pasiphae, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie Will Make Magic, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie Will Make Magic, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie as Prince of Lily, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie as Prince of Lily, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), A Moment, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), A Moment, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie as Odalisque, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 15 x 10cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie as Odalisque, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 15 x 10cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie As Madonna Della Seggiola, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie As Madonna Della Seggiola, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Reverse, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Reverse, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Liberty is Leading the People, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Liberty is Leading the People, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Moon River, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Moon River, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Women's World Cup, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Women's World Cup, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), French Can Can, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), French Can Can, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Knossos Crete, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Knossos Crete, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Magician, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Magician, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Birth of Venus, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Birth of Venus, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Alone in Brooklyn, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Alone in Brooklyn, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Bloom Forever, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Bloom Forever, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Metropolis, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Metropolis, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Change Myself, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Change Myself, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Morning Glory, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Morning Glory, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Guernica, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Guernica, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Rabbit Hole, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Rabbit Hole, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie Get your Gun, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Cutie Get your Gun, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Secret, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Secret, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. SOLD. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Long Horn, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 10 x 15cm. $250 each. Noriko Shinohara (New York, USA), Long Horn, 2015, Double-sided hand-made Postcard on Watercolor Paper, Ink, Custom made Stamp by the Artist, Made Exclusively for LPM Gallery. Approx 12 x 18cm. $250 each. Photo Credit: Robert Warhover, New York, USA. The artist, Noriko Shinohara, at work. Photo credit unknown. The artist, Noriko Shinohara. Photo Credit unknown.

Noriko Shinohara, New York, USA 2015

THIS IS THE LAST MONTHLY EXHIBITION @ La Petite Mort Gallery!

 

La Petite Mort Gallery Presents:

Noriko Shinohara: New York Sighs

Postcards made exclusively for LPM Projects

Curated by Cayllan Cassavia and Guy Bérubé

August 7 – 20, 2015

Vernissage: Friday August 7 / 7-10pm

Photograph of the artist by Robert Warhover, New York, USA.

 

La Petite Mort Gallery is pleased to announce that we will be presenting an exhibition of new drawings by New York based Japanese artist Noriko Shinohara. New York Sighs is an exhibition of small, post-card sized drawings mailed from New York to Ottawa by Noriko herself, as requested by Guy Berube, director of LPM Gallery. The works will feature scenes from the artist’s series “Cutie & Bullie”, a semi-autobiographical retelling of Noriko’s life with her husband, Ushio Shinohara.

 

Biography and Statement:
Noriko Shinohara is an independent Japanese-American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. A multi-disciplinary artist, Shinohara has expressed herself through painting, sculpture, writing and etching, but is best known for her semi-autobiographical drawing series Cutie & Bullie. The series inspired the 2013 documentary film Cutie and the Boxer, which focused on Noriko’s 40-year marriage to famed Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara, and highlighted the artist’s characters in animated form.

Born and raised in Takaoka, Japan, Noriko Shinohara left her home at the young age of nineteen to study at the famed Arts Student League in New York City. Shortly after her arrival she met her future husband, Ushio, and gave birth to the couple’s first and only child, Alex, in 1974. Shortly after giving birth, Noriko’s parents cut her off financially.

Making the Brooklyn neighbourhood of DUMBO her home for the past few decades, Shinohara has quietly carved out her own space within the studio she shares with her husband; dubbed her “Queendom”, one may not enter this space unless personally invited. From her established Queendom, Shinohara was finally able to work diligently on the artwork she was forced to suppress due to the demands of raising a family and supporting her husband’s rising career. Looking, at once both inwardly and at her outward surrounds, Shinohara created a character to narrate her life’s story and channel her innermost feelings into: Cutie, while similarly creating a character to represent her husband, which she called Bullie.

The series unfolds as a sequence of vignettes from Shinohara’s life, tracing her arrival as a teenage art student landing in New York City in the 1970s, up until the present day. Channeling the frustrations she felt as a young woman and mother who was forced to suppress her natural artistic proclivities, she focused on re-telling her story from her own perspective, using her innermost feelings to guide her.

 

NEW YORK SIGHS explores the meaning of mobility in Shinohara’s work, linking the home she established to another location: Ottawa. The concept is simple: continuing the story of Cutie & Bullie, Noriko will create exclusive post-card sized works for LPM Gallery and mail them to Canada from Brooklyn. The exhibition takes inspiration from two novellas written by Noriko: Hell of Raising a Child, and Sighs of New York. The two novellas were illustrated accounts of the artist’s life and the exhibition aims to take this self-referential practice further: blurring the lines between fact and fiction, NEW YORK SIGHS continues the narrative thread of the work. The act of telling one’s one story is not a mere form of documentation, but a powerfully subversive act that allows oneself not to change the past, but to reclaim one’s own life through art.

Each piece is a reflection, a revelation: a sigh from New York.

– Written by Cayllan Cassavia

 

Links:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/16/movies/cutie-and-the-boxer-about-ushio-and-noriko-shinohara.html?_r=0

http://cutieandtheboxer.co.uk/

 

 

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