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Final Days of Two Shows

Kyohei Inukai, TARGET 1, undated (detail). © Kyohei Inukai. Courtesy of Inukai Estate

Japan Society Gallery
Kyohei Inukai
March 17–June 25, 2023

Kyohei Inukai is the first institutional solo exhibition of Kyohei Inukai (1913–1985), a largely unknown, yet prolific Japanese-American artist. Presenting key bodies of work—many of which have never been shown before—this exhibition highlights Inukai’s paintings and screenprints of illusionary, abstract lines and shapes that defined his artistic style during the latter years of his career, from the 1960s through the 80s. These works are juxtaposed with a series of sumi-e, or Japanese ink paintings, that dovetail Inukai’s distinctive curvilinear forms and nuanced color palettes with traditional Japanese art.

Bernice Bing. A Lady and a Road Map. United States. 1962. Oil on canvas.

Asian Art Museum
Into View: Bernice Bing
October 7, 2022 – June 26, 2023

Discover the life, career, and community of modern artist Bernice “Bingo” Bing (1936–1998), a San Francisco original. Into View: Bernice Bing celebrates the museum’s acquisition of 20 paintings and works on paper that shine a light on an important local Asian American artist who has only recently gained broad recognition for her achievements. These works reveal the evolution of Ning’s remarkable practice, from paintings of the 1950s and 1960s that straddle Abstract Expressionism and figuration to work from the 1980s and 1990s that explores a synthesis of Zen calligraphy and Western abstraction.