Shigeo Toya "Minimalbaroque VI"

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Toya is well known for wooden sculpture made using a chainsaw. In recent years he has been experimenting with making multiple linear cuts in the wood, which form crease-like patterns. With these creases, the interior and exterior meld into each other, creating intricate forms that Toya refers to as "woods". In this exhibition, Toya attempts a transformation from the archetypal artistic form of relief, which has elements of both sculpture and painting, into sculpture. The work Cave 2010 is two meters high and 1.3 meters across. It has a likeness of a "woods" carved into its front and a human-like figure at the back. There is a hole visible in the middle of the "woods" on the front. When it is viewed from the back, the hole becomes the ear of the human-like figure. By looking at the "woods" scenery, you hear its voice: in other words, to be a viewer is also to be a listener. Toya sees potential in this duality, this idea that a work can be both relief and sculpture. He presents a world where the senses of sight and hearing are one. The exhibition includes four large works, one set of works and drawings related to each of them.

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From 2010-05-08 To 2010-06-12

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Shigeo Toya

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