Momoyo Torimitsu: Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable
Organized by the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts
October 6 – December 31, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5-7 pm, free for members, $5 for non-members
Momoyo Torimitsu’s gigantic inflatable bunnies, entitled “Somehow I don’t feel comfortable,” are a reflection of contemporary social angst and modern popular iconography. The installation depicts two bunnies slumped in opposite corners in a sad, lonely manner – entirely filled with air, erect and purposeful – however enclosed in a space that does not accommodate them, emotionally and physically.
Momoyo Torimitsu, Somehow I Don’t Feel Comfortable, 2000, inflatable nylon balloons, 6.5 x 6.5 x 15.8 feet each, photo by Kioku Keizo, Courtesy of Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Somehow I Don’t Feel Comfortable is traveled by Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.