Shigeo Toya “Woods X”


poster for Shigeo Toya “Woods X”

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This exhibition, which will be held in ShugoArts’ new space, will present the tenth work created by Shigeo Toya for the “Woods” series that he first began in 1987. In conjunction with this, the gallery’s second room will be used to present some of the artist’s latest small works as well as past works.

Shigeo Toya’s practice occupies a special place as constructive sculptural expression for the 21st century. He arrived at his very original approach to sculpture after undertaking an analytical study of the history of this art form, having looked at relief-style sculptures dating back to the Mesopotamian era, molds recasting the torsos of people and animals that were preserved as cavities in the ruins at Pompeii, Michelangelo’s “David,” the work of Koun Takamura (1852-1934) and his son Kotaro (1885-1956), which embodies tensions expressed in Edo-type carvings created on the cusp on the modern Meiji era, and works created by movements such as Arte Povera and Mono-ha. Enjoy the chance to see these unique sculptural forms created by this Japanese artist influenced by international movements over the ages.



from December 16, 2016 to February 05, 2017
Opening 12:00-18:00 on Sunday. Closed between December 26 and January 9.

Opening Reception on 2016-12-16 from 17:00 to 19:00


Shigeo Toya



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