Muriel Guépin Gallery is pleased to announce, “Based on a True Story” a group show featuring the artwork of Tamiko Kawata and Supakitch. The show opens Thursday, June 9th with a reception from 6:30-8pm, and will be on view through July 31st.

Tamiko Kawata’s works express her “visual journey,” transitioning from a life in Japan to America. Highly influenced by Western culture, Kawata conveys her experiences and thoughts through using “small, unpretentious and valueless,” materials from her daily life. She then transforms these objects into unique works of art ranging from installation and sculptures, to two-dimensional pieces and functional, wearable art.

Supakitch, was born in Paris and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. He creates works that reveal his passion for Mangas and Japanese culture, while intertwining his love for music, and street art. His paintings often portray current events, natural occurrences, and personal experiences and stories revealed through his character and alter ego Supanimal. “Supakitch composes graphic melodies” in a universe filled with “anthropomorphic” creatures that overpower today’s technological world. His most recent focus is his series, Listen To My Picture, where he creates unique vinyl discs that overlay printed circuit boards. Expressing “a scenery of the current music industry,” while conveying “the beginning of progress in the field of electronics.”

Opening Reception Thursday June 9, 2011 6:30 – 8 pm
On view from June 9 – July 31, 2011

47 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201