Glenn Ligon at Rat Hole Gallery
First ever exhibition in Japan of the Bronx-born conceptual artist, Glenn Ligon, at Rat Hole Gallery. Well versed in literature, Ligon came to prominence with his signature multilayered stencil text paintings sprinkled with coal dust. Repeatedly overlaying quotes from varying sources over and over again until they become nearly illegible the artist addresses issues of duality, sexuality, race, identity and social injustice. In addition to the paintings the exhibition features two neon works, “Double America” and exhibited for the first time “Untitled (Orpheus and Eurydice).” Through June 30th.