Simone Legno to Participate in SugiPOP! Exhibition at the Portsmouth Museum of Art
The Portsmouth Museum of Art and LeBasse Projects present: â€˜SugiPOP!: The Influence of Anime and Manga on Contemporary Artâ€™ October 13th 2010 â€“ January 16th 2011 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 14th 2010 Sugi, the Japanese word for â€˜too much,â€™ represents the extreme characteristics of Japanese manga and anime, which have merged with the American phenomenon of Pop, to become SugiPOP - a blend of Japanese and American contemporary art shaped and defined by over-the-top pop. The exhibition features an international roster of artists including Japanese masters Hokusai and Kuniyoshi in a display of original Edo period woodblock prints. Simone Legno is one of the contributing artists amongst the roster, along with Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Yoshitaka Amano, Mr., Ai Yamaguchi, Junko Mizuno and Hisashi Tenmyouya, Gary Baseman, Natalia Fabia, Luke Chueh, Mike Shinoda and more. Simone's creation for the SugiPop! exhibition (Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches): SugiPOP! Opens on October 13, 2010 and runs through January 16, 2011, with an Opening Reception on October 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 . The Portsmouth Museum of Art is located at One Harbour Place in downtown Portsmouth. Admission is free. Hours of operation for the Portsmouth Museum of Art are Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00-5:00, Fridays until 8:00; it is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For more details, download the press release on LeBasse Projects.