Watergate Gallery Presents Yumiko Hirokawa Dear America

By Editorial Team on September 27, 2021

Sat, 02 October 2021 - Sat, 06 November 2021

Yumiko Hirokawa, The Women’s March Flags, 2020, Acrylic, Leaf, Pen on Board, 24×24.
Yumi will be present at the gallery for 2 evenings
Saturday, October 2, 5-7pm
Thursday, October 14, 6-7:30pm

Please wear a mask if you are attending these events

“I think the time of 2017 is a brilliant page for the people of Washington, DC.
Cross your shoulders, make a loud voice, and raise each sign.
It was a great democratic march.
The pandemic makes it very difficult for us to do so.
Pandemic divide us and make us feel very lonely and powerless.
That’s why I want to paint the time of women’s march and cheer up those who see my paintings.”

About Yumiko Hirokawa
Yumiko Hirokawa was born and grew up in Osaka, Japan. Yumiko is a 2003 graduate of the Corcoran Collage of Arts and Design. She also graduated the Doshisha University in Japan. She has exhibited her art in Japan, China, Korea, and the US. Her work is housed in the collection of Ninbo Museum of Art in Ninbo, China.

As a student at The Corcoran at the time of the September 11th attack that event has been a major influence on the direction of her art. Her art is a prayer for the many people who have suffered from disasters and conflicts around the world. A number of her paintings in the past year are based on the theme of the Women’s March 2017. She has painted scenes of modern society using aluminum leaf.

Now she lives and works in New York. | Website: www.yumiko-hirokawa.com

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 11-6
  • Saturday: 12-5
  • or by appointment

Location: The gallery is located in the Watergate complex which is on Virginia and New Hampshire Avenues NW in the Mall area below street level. Entrances from the parking garage located on New Hampshire Avenue or the escalator on Virginia Avenue next to the US Post Office or stairs by the entrance of Watergate East residences.

Metro: Blue, Orange, Silver lines at Foggy Bottom/George Washington University

Watergate Gallery is located at 2552 Virginia Avenue NW.