Past Exhibitions

Ever Present Figures: The Paintings and Sculptures of Morikita Shin

Sat, Oct 7, 2017 - Sun, Jan 28, 2018


Two eye-catching sculptures reside outside of Towada Art Center, nestled high up between two of the museum’s galleries. Flying Man and Hunter , one of the more curious pieces in the Towada Art Center’s permanent collection, is the work of Morikita Shin, whose latest works were on display in “Ever Present Figures,” his first solo exhibition at a museum. Morikita carefully examines a space and, with impeccable balance, presents simple paintings and sculptures that highlight the characteristics of different materials. A web of relationships hangs somewhere in the middle of the exhibition space, enveloping “Ever Present Figures” in a sense of poetic humor. In such uncertain and stifling times, this exhibition was an opportunity to pause for a moment and see oneself and one’s surroundings in a new light.

*Main image
stranger in blue
(Acrylic on cotton), 2017, 130cm x 80cm




Ever Present Figures: The Paintings and Sculptures of Morikita Shin


Sat, Oct 7, 2017 - Sun, Jan 28, 2018


Towada Art Center


9:00-17:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)


Mondays (except for National Holidays, in which case the museum is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday)
Open October 9, 2017 and January 8, 2018.
Closed December 25, 2017 through January 1, 2018 for year-end holidays.


Exhibition + Permanent Collection: 1,000 yen
Exhibition only: 600 yen
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more
High school students and younger: Free

Organized by

Towada Art Center

Endorsed by

To-o Nippo Press, The Daily-Tohoku Shimbun Inc., Aomori Broadcasting Cooperation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Co., Ltd., & Towada City Board of Education


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