From February 1-29, 2020, (Not) Sheep Gallery will be hosting an exhibition at 17 W. Russell St., in the Short North, featuring the works of Izumi Yokoyama, in a show called “Transformation”.
Izumi Yokoyama's intricate line drawings and time-haunted installations explore and embrace human struggles within the context of nature. Apparitional motifs in her works are dark and transcending. The concepts are characterized by the presence of absence in her use of negative space. Yokoyama meditatively threads ephemeral and eternal, while evoking a nostalgia for the unknown.
This work specifically talks about the changes we experience as humans. The work often uses animals as metaphor.
Izumi Yokoyama is a multi-media artist who lives and works in Taos, New Mexico. Born in Niigata, Japan in 1980, Yokoyama graduated with an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. In Birds of Appetite: Alchemy & Apparition, at Harwood Museum of Art in Taos early this year, was received excellently. She has been showing her work in Japan and the United States for over a decade.
(Not) Sheep Gallery is a fine art gallery which focuses on displaying work about controversial issues, including politics, religion, immigration, racism, LGBTQ issues, environmental issues, sexism and more.