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Mineral Siblings: Solo Exhibition

  • 2 Gallery at Commune 2nd 南青山3-13 Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 Tokyo Japan (map)

Please join us for the opening reception of "Mineral Siblings" on March 24 from 5-9pm. This solo exhibition will include paintings and drawings from 2016 and 2017.

"Mineral Siblings" is a series inspired by the similarities and the differences between human siblings and their mineral counterparts. Taking a page from the science of mineralogy, Natale Adgnot creates paintings and drawings that show related minerals together, like children in a family portrait.

Strikingly different minerals such as diamond and graphite can sometimes be polymorphs – that is, two forms of the very same chemical compound. Like blood brothers and sisters, despite their shared origins, they are virtually unrelated. Other works in the series focus on mineral twinning – a natural phenomenon that occurs when distinct crystals form in aggregates that look like conjoined twins. They are analogous to brothers and sisters who don't fall far from the tree (or from each other). 

The show will also introduce Genetic Markers. Part and parcel of the "Mineral Siblings" series, these small works give form to thoughts on what it means to be part of a family. Biological evidence of kinship such as hair, cells and fingerprints are woven into sketches that address the human experience of being a child, a sibling, a parent. 

The gallery, 2 Gallery, is located in the back of the Commune 2nd concept space in the Omotesando neighborhood of Tokyo.

Opening Reception: March 24, 5-9pm
Exhibition: March 25 - 30, 11am - 8pm / March 31, 11-5pm

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Video Tour of the Exhibition

Polymorphs (Diamond and Graphite) , 2016. Acrylic, acrylic transfer on linen. 91 x 73 cm

Polymorphs (Diamond and Graphite), 2016. Acrylic, acrylic transfer on linen. 91 x 73 cm

Fingerprints , 2017. Ink, plastic and acrylic on panel. 14 x 18 cm

Fingerprints, 2017. Ink, plastic and acrylic on panel. 14 x 18 cm

Earlier Event: March 10
Later Event: December 19
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