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Miwa Koizumi

featured artist at Greenwich House Pottery

Statement from:

The Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery presents Miwa Koizumi's first solo exhibition: "Molecules," a multimedia performance/installation.

The installation is comprised of three elements that position one's desire for permanence against changing realities. The first, "Molecule", is a performance piece conducted during the show's opening in which small food samples are presented as a synonym for the present time. The second, "The Genes of a Collection," contains four light boxes, each with its own theme: "belief-religion, text-culture, world-space, and body-self." Within the boxes, flasks of purified water and strips of 35mm film, coiled like DNA, are slowly dissolving and shedding color. "World 0-3" is the third part of the installation, and its most recent addition. Two glass vitrines contain slip-cast porcelain 'molecules' that play with the traditional perception of that material's purity and perfection. Smooth, nebulous and delicate, the forms interact, lying next to each other, stacked, and broken-arranged in configurations suggestive of the variant combinations of genetic coding including the so-called mutant and normal.

The shared, cross-cultural belief or desire for a fixed world, one that can be mastered or known is continually thwarted by the laws of nature. Koizumi's work explores this human conundrum juxtaposing contrasting materials and ideas. In each aspect of this installation, Koizumi identifies the reality of impermanence, decay, and mutation though a series of poetic and beautiful scenarios.

Miwa Koizumi received an MFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan and a second from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Her installations employ a range of media in interactive environments and site-specific situations. Her work has been exhibited internationally in several group invitational shows in Japan, France, and the U.S. Koizumi is the current Artist-in-Residence at Greenwich House Pottery.



FIAF Crossing the Line 2010

/Farm City Fair/

Sept. 12, 2010 (11am-5pm)

The Invisible Dog Art Center

Miwa is presenting a new flavor 'Bergen St.' of NY Flavors Ice Cream as part of this year's Crossing the Line Festival


Free Store

/NY Flavors Ice Cream /

Feb. 19th and March 20th

99 Nassau St.

Miwa is presenting a new flavor 'Wall St.' of NY Flavors Ice Cream at the opening and closing of the Free Store


/Unnatural Acts and other illicit thoughts about nature/

Jan. 2-15, 2009

Broadway Gallery

Small quick show in a venerable downtown institution

Peekskill Project08

/PET Project and NY Flavors Ice Cream /

Sept. 13 - Nov. 23rd 2008

Peekskill, NY

Miwa is installing some PETs on the piers and will be serving a new flavor of NY Flavors Ice Cream for 2 days at the opening

Working Space 08

/Curated by Tatiana Arocha/

Aug 2 - Sept 20, 2008

Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space

Artists employing a wide variety of media, from AAI's Rotating Studio Program, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008. Curated by Tatiana Arocha


/Summer Invitational/

Jul 10 - Aug 15, 2008

George Adams Gallery

A New York Flavors Ice Cream performance at the opening of a show called "Cool" at the George Adams Gallery in Chelsea. Miwa will be serving a new New York Flavored Ice Cream "34th St Herald Square" (kimuchi !).


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