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TRACT: Shintaro Kago Exhibition @ Narwhal Gallery TCAF
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, in association with Shintaro Kago, The Beguiling, Hollow Press, and Narwhal Gallery is pleased to present the first-ever Canadian exhibition of Ero-Guro manga maestro Shintaro Kago, as part of the 2016 Festival. TRACT will feature more than 50 pieces of work by Kago for exhibition and sale, comprising the entirety of the comics pages created for the new manga of the same name, published by Italys Hollow Press.
The TRACT exhibition will open on Thursday, May 12th, with a special reception from 7pm-10pm with the artist in attendance. All are welcome to attend this opening, where copies of TRACT the graphic novel, as well as an assortment of original artworks, will be made available for sale for the first time. In addition, the artist will have a variety of unique small goods available for sale at this event. Shintaro Kago will also participate in programming at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival on Saturday, May 14th. Information at torontocomics.com.
TRACT is a 48 page wordless graphic novella that features Shintaro Kagos trademark combinations of formalist experimentation, 21st century anxiety, body modification, and erotic grotesquery. Not for the faint of heart, Kagos work has been lauded internationally for its uncompromising takes on sexuality and modern culture. Darkly humourous and often unsettling, Kagos fashionable paranoia drags the dark underground of contemporary society into the light for all to see.
Solo Exhibition of new work by Shintaro Kago
Show Runs Thursday, May 12th to Monday, May 16th
Opening Party: Thursday May 12, 7pm-10pm. Artist in attendance.
@ Narwhal Gallery, 2104 Dundas St. W. @ Roncesvalles Ave
Free to attend