On the occasion of the 2019 Dallas Art Fair, Yumiko Chiba Associates, in collaboration with Ulterior Gallery, is proud to introduce to the Dallas / Fort Worth audience works by a significant group of emerging and mid-career Japanese artists. Some of these artists live or have lived in the United States, while others have been based in Japan throughout their career. The artists that Yumiko Chiba Associates will present at the Dallas Art Fair are contemporary, actively exhibiting Japanese artists from Japan and the U.S. The exhibition aims to demonstrate a connection between Japanese esthetics of the past and a more transcultural, contemporary sensibility informed by the artistic explorations undertaken by the seven artists. The works on view will suggest the ways in which historical traditions inflect the practice of contemporary artists and how the ambiguous notion of Japanese “identity” influences their visual vocabulary. These reverberating cross-currents and references will also reveal the sometimes subtle connections in the disparate work of these seven artists, who are based in different cities―New York, Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. Yumiko Chiba Associates will exhibit work by: Teppei Kaneuji (born in Kyoto, Japan; lives and works in Kyoto), Nobuhiro Nakanishi (born in Fukuoka, Japan; lives and works in Osaka), Motohiro Tomii (born in Niigata, Japan; lives and works in Tokyo), and Takuma Uematsu (born in Kanazawa, Japan; lives and works in Osaka). Ulterior Gallery will exhibit work by: Nobutaka Aozaki (born in Kagoshima, Japan; lives and works in New York, NY), Takashi Kunitani (born in Shiga, Japan; lives and works in Kyoto), and Carrie Yamaoka (born in Glen Cove, NY; lives and works in New York, NY).