11 September 2021
"Exhibition of 2 Artists with Different Styles
Dual Views is an exhibition that opened at Arkas Sasebo by Yuko Montgomery, 41, and Rebecca White, 44, in the center of Sasebo city. Until the 14th. It’s free. Ms. Montgomery is from Chiba Prefecture and a graduate of Tama Art University. In 2016 she came to Sasebo because of her American husband's work. After graduating university, she had been separated from painting, but living in Sasebo there were more opportunities to engage with nature and she picked up her paintbrushes again.
Ms. White from America came to Kyoto in 2000 and began to paint. In 2004 she studied oil painting as a graduate student at Tokyo University of the Arts. After that, she joined the navy for various work and came to Sasebo in 2019. At this exhibition there are 40 paintings.
Ms. Montgomery uses oil paint to make photorealistic creatures, like bees and hawks. Ms. White uses acrylic to paint things like cherry blossoms and Japanese pubs with lines and circles, in addition , to express connections of economic, natural, and social systems. ‘We each have different styles so it’s spectacular to see. Even people who don’t have a specific interest in art or those who just walk through will enjoy this show,’ the artists say.”