Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kazuo Shiraga and Satoru Hoshino @ Dominique Lévy

 Installation view of work by Kazuo Shiraga.

Detail from above.

Detail from above.

From the Press Release:
Body and Matter: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Satoru Hoshino is curated by Koichi Kawasaki, former director of Ashiya City Museum of Art and History in Japan. This exhibition places a group of 23 important abstract paintings made over the course of the fifty-year career of legendary Gutai artist Kazuo Shiraga, in dialogue with a series of nine works from the 1990s by Satoru Hoshino, . . . . 

. . . . a prominent member of the avant-garde postwar Japanese ceramics group Sodeisha, the “Crawling through Mud Association,” founded by Kazuo Yagi (1918-1979) in Kyoto. Body and Matter invites new insights into Shiraga’s extraordinary oeuvre through juxtaposition with the art of another Japanese master of a parallel universe: clay. Although they were near contemporaries in Japan, Shiraga (1924-2008) and Hoshino (b. 1945) never met. The exhibition at Dominique Lévy marks the first time their work will be shown in juxtaposition, tracing the thread of the informe—the “formless”—in the radical and poetic work of two great postwar Japanese figures who exploited different mediums and created fresh art-historical dialogue through their innovative approaches to matter and individuation.

 Installation view with work by Satoru Hoshino (foreground).

Kazuo Shiraga at work.

 Statements by Kazuo Shiraga

Body and Matter: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Satoru Hoshino

Through April 4, 2015

Dominique Lévy
909 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021

1 comment:

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

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