Wish Exchange
- Foster Mickley

Let us look together at seashells.

Each is a perfect sculpture, given and broken by waves.

We cannot know their age, but we do know that they were each a house for another life.
Now they are empty, or infinitely full.

Seashells are universally beautiful in all cultures, but none claim a seashell as ideal. There is no pure form, its beauty is created first and only by the attention that is given to it.

 I would like to present the wish as the image of the seashell. Like seashells, wishes are our houses we form in daydreams.

Let us be generous to our wishes, and to that of others.

The language of a wish is always a beginning. When we wish, we draw our lives on the sky.

Imagine if we could hold all the wishes we have made, all the wishes we have forgotten, all the wishes we could remember again. It would be a true telling of our lives, as true as our names.

The wish protects a dreamer, the wish allows us to dream endlessly in peace. 

Let us look together at seashells.

Foster Mickley

Let us look together at seashells.

Each is a perfect sculpture, given and broken by waves.

We cannot know their age, but we do know that they were each a house for another life.
Now they are empty, or infinitely full.

Seashells are universally beautiful in all cultures, but none claim a seashell as ideal. There is no pure form, its beauty is created first and only by the attention that is given to it.

 I would like to present the wish as the image of the seashell. Like seashells, wishes are our houses we form in daydreams.

Let us be generous to our wishes, and to that of others.

The language of a wish is always a beginning. When we wish, we draw our lives on the sky.

Imagine if we could hold all the wishes we have made, all the wishes we have forgotten, all the wishes we could remember again. It would be a true telling of our lives, as true as our names.

The wish protects a dreamer, the wish allows us to dream endlessly in peace. 

Let us look together at seashells.

Foster Mickley

2021.7.16 - 18 /
7.23 - 25 / 30 - 8.01
Open 12:00 - 19:00
Every Fri - Sun

Curation :
Isabelle Olivier /
Philippe Bergonzo /
Jun'ichiro ISHII

Cooperation :
Jama Gallery /
Tsubomi-do /
KIKA gallery

※This exhibition is thoroughly taking counter
measures against the corona virus.
Reservation is not required.

Past Exhibitions

  • Even my bed becomes a mountain...
    Antoinette Nausikaä
    2020.04.01-04.25

  • cosmopolitan
    2020.10.02-10.11

  • Shoichi IDA My Little Funny Pages
    2020.10.02-10.11

Contact & Access

     20-2 Higashimotomachi, Koyama, 603-8111 Kyoto, Japan
      +81 75-432-7254
     contact@kikagallery.com
     www.kikagallery.com

・10 minutes walk from the Subway Karasuma Line, Kitayama Station, Exit 3.
Go west while seeing the Kyoto botanical garden on your left. Cross the Kitayama Bridge, walk about 50m and turn the alley to the left.

・8 minutes walk from the Subway Karasuma Line, Kitaoji Station, Exit 1.
Go north on Muromachi-dori while backing "Kitaoji VIVRE". Turn left one street before the Kitayama-dori and the gallery will be on the right side.

・10 minutes walk from the Subway Karasuma Line, Kitayama Station, Exit 3.
Go west while seeing the Kyoto botanical garden on your left. Cross the Kitayama Bridge, walk about 50m and turn the alley to the left.

・8 minutes walk from the Subway Karasuma Line, Kitaoji Station, Exit 1.
Go north on Muromachi-dori while backing "Kitaoji VIVRE". Turn left one street before the Kitayama-dori and the gallery will be on the right side.