Little more Sweet, Not too Sour

Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama,         

Araya Rasjamrearnsook, Pinaree Santipitak

09 Nov 2006 - 30 Jan 2007

100 Tonson Gallery and the Embassy of France are pleased to announce “Little More Sweet, Not too Sour” a group show of multinational highly distinguished female artists; 95- year old artist Louise Bourgeois, 77 – year old artist Yayoi Kusama, 49 years old artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, and 45 year-old artists Pinaree Sanpitak. The exhibition will be on view from 9 Nov-30 Jan 07.


“Sweet” and “Sour” are a connotation of “Femininity” and “Feminism” which are inevitably reflected in their works.  Bourgeois, Kusama, Rasdjarmrearnsook and Sanpitak are all distinguished and most influential female artists in their respective areas.  All are known for their sculpture and (video, soft sculpture) installation works, and they also share their passion in making two-dimensional works which implied the deepest personal touch of the artists as their hands narrate what their hearts memorize on papers.  The feeling of sensual and sexual characters in the two dimensional works     ( prints and drawings) are shown in this exhibition but neither straightforwardness nor aggressiveness presented.

One may recall a large size Mamon, the landmark Spider Sculpture in front of the Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.  French-American artist, Louise Bourgeois is known for her huge sculptures that are incredibly evocative and fill sizable gallery spaces including Turbine hall of the Tate Modern and Arsenale in Venice Biennale 2005.   Often involves in charitable projects, Bourgeois has made a new installation to fit with a dedicated space in the Southern part of Thailand as a Tsunami memorial, to be launched in December this year.  Next year, Bourgeoise will have comprehensive retrospective show at Tate Modern but viewers can get a glimpse of her work now in Bangkok.  

Yayoi Kusama creates a major force to the art history. Kusama had her retrospective shows in Japan in several main museums around the country last year and is the oldest as well as most prominently displayed artist in the Singapore Biennale (along Orchard Road) while Araya’s works generated a lot of attention in this year’s Gwangju Biennale in Korea.  Araya Rasjarmrearnsook’s works are often involved female sexuality and identity presented through VDO installation. Female simple shapes figured, Sanpitak points out theme of softness and femininity. Her works are well received in Japan, France and Italy and many prominent venues such as Yokohama Triennale.

Little More Sweet, Not Too Sour gathered distinguished works by distinguished artists.   Prints and drawings have been part of these prominent artists works but may not often be viewed  or exhibited.  This is one of the exhibitions not to be missed for the year 2006.  Thanavi Chotpradit was invited to curate this exhibition and will present the works in the ways that viewers will learn as well as be impressed by the works.