City Paper is not for tourists
Yuki Hiyama, a Japanese painter, has had only one previous exhibition in the United States, and she and her work are largely absent from the internet. But her paintings and drawings, on display at Touchstone Gallery in Journey to Yuki’s World, are notable for both their artistry and her backstory. Hiyama suffered a brain injury during her birth in 1977 that caused significant developmental disabilities. As a child, she took to drawing and painting as a method of communication, and she has continued as an adult, using oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pen, pencil, and pastel. Hiyama’s drawings occasionally include numbers and Japanese characters but her paintings are more impressive—boldly colored works that conjure fauvism, with forms that suggest abstract expressionist gestures by Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell. A share of the proceeds from artwork sales are dedicated to the Yukien School for children with disabilities in Hiroshima. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view to Aug. 31 at Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Ave. NW. Free. (202) 347-2787. touchstonegallery.com. (Louis Jacobson)
OH AND ALSO
Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap artist—and Cardi B collaborator—Bad Bunny performs at EagleBank Arena. 8 p.m. at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $59–$139.
Flint, Texas native country singer William Clark Green performs at Union Stage. 8 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $15–$18.
Keegan Theatre presents The Bridges of Madison County, an acclaimed musical based on the best-selling novel and subsequent film that follows the affair between a visiting photographer and a lonely housewife. 7:30 p.m. at 1742 Church St. NW. $49–$59.
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