Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings

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Lehmann Maupin Gallery presents Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings, an exhibition of new work by Japanese artist Mr. The centerpiece of Mr.’s exhibition is a massive installation to be constructed in the middle of the main gallery and interspersed with a series of new paintings. This sprawling installation, the first of it’s kind by the artist outside of Japan, embodies the post-disaster angst and frustration of the Japanese people since the catastrophic events of March 11, 2011. According to the artist, the Japanese people rose in a unified effort to recover from the devastation of the loss of World War II. But along with the recent economic stagnation, the earthquakes in Eastern Japan, and the after effects of the nuclear disaster, a collective depression from an inability to vent their frustrations continues to accumulate within their society. Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings will be on view until October 20 2012 at Lehmann Maupin,  540 West 26th Street, New York