Two young artists from Japan, YukoMurata and Fumito Urabe, will stage an exhibition at James Cohan Gallery from this Saturday. Murata’s paintings feature distinctive motifs of animals and landscapes. On display will be her recent paintings of birds, leafless trees, squirrels and other meek and mild creatures, who rule over the deceptive powers of innocence. Urabe’s exhibition APassage of Ancient Red Rice suggests a historical journey. Using found or discarded materials, Urabe constructs small boats out of bits of driftwood and creates map-like mixed media works on paper of imaginary islands drawn with mineral pigments. Featured in this exhibition will be two of Urabe’s small-scale dioramas of shanties accompanied by miniature ceramic pots. Tue-Sat, 10 am-6 pm, Sun 12-6 pm, andMonday by appointment, Jan 11-Mar 2. James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, 1F, Building 1, 170 Yueyang Lu (Road) Shanghai. 0215466-0825.