Fragility to Resurrection
March 18, 2016 – April 23, 2016
During a visit to Japan, after the immense earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, Shinsuke Minegishi witnessed the disorder and chaos in this urbanized system and realized just how fragile and vulnerable human civilization could be. It was terrifying to recognize that a nation that took thousands of years to develop, and the security people felt on a daily basis could be destroyed in a fraction of time.
At the same time, Minegishi observed people’s determination to survive and the willpower needed to rise from unthinkable disaster. He examined people realizing the importance of social groups, including families, and witnessed Japan as a whole becoming closer and tighter. The experience and observations in 2011 led Minegishi to create the series presented in this exhibition.
Shinsuke Minegishi is an award-winning artist, who was raised in Tokyo and educated in Japan and North America. He graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where he currently works as a studio technician and instructor. He shows his work regularly in solo, group, and adjudicated exhibitions. He has shown at numerous private and public galleries and museums internationally including Striped House Gallery and Galerie Malle in Tokyo, Japan and Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC. His prints can be found in various public collections worldwide.