Shiseido Art Egg: 宮永愛子 展


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新進アーティストの支援という資生堂メセナ活動の原点に立ち戻り、広くギャラリーの門戸を開放する公募展shiseido art egg




2009年01月09日 ~ 2009年02月01日





josephbolstad: (2009-01-19)

Miyanaga's controlled use of an unlikely material, naphthalene, is commendable. As her ghostly, translucent casts gradually break down as the naphthalene evaporates, tiny naphthalene crystals form on the clear acrylic walls of the chambers which hold these delicate items. The process of disintegration and subsequent reformation is an interesting metaphor for the transient quality of day-to-day life.
In this exhibition, Miyanaga has placed her castings within small, clear acrylic enclosures, lit from below and situated within narrow, pipe-like columns which stretch from floor to ceiling. Upon entering, the installation is quite elegant, with each enclosure shining like a beacon in the otherwise darkened space. That said, the scratched, not quite perfectly crafted enclosures were a bit disappointing when viewed up close. I wanted to see them as perfect, precious capsules, but their execution didn't quite match, say, a typical Ginza boutique store display.
Despite these flaws, the ingenuity of the materials and undeniable atmosphere make this an exhibition worth checking out.

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