Situated in a nondescript strip mall, right next to a 24-hour Yum Yum Donuts, the new Nonaka-Hill gallery’s storefront is still dominated by the big Best Cleaners sign that belonged to the space’s previous tenant. Launched last year, Nonaka-Hill primarily shows contemporary Japanese art. Through the end of August, the gallery’s unusual opening hours of 7 to 11 p.m. allow visitors to view the light-based installations of Takuro Tamayama and Tiger Tateishi while it’s optimally dark outside.
In September and early October, Nonaka-Hill will showcase the work of 20th-century conceptual artist Yutaka Matsuzawa, along with photographs by his close friend and collaborator Hanaga Mitsutoshi. Then, on October 12, the gallery will present works from the archive of Butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata, on loan from Keio University in Tokyo.
Link: LA WEEKLY