Ken Nakazawa Exhibition
[Image: Ken Nakazawa "Legs" (2016) Painted wood, steel]
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ANDO GALLERY is pleased to announce a new installation of work by Ken Nakazawa.
Born in Tokyo in 1970, Nakazawa studied Oil Painting and completed his Postgraduate degree at Tama Art University in 1994. He participated in the group exhibition “MOT Annual 1999: Modest Radicalism” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, in 1999, also participated in the “YOKOHAMA 2001: International Triennale of Contemporary Art” at Pacifico Yokohama.
Nakazawa has received high praise as an installation artist, composing installations works using utilizing thin and wispy materials including wires and nylon filaments to integrate his works into the spaces of the respective venues.
At this exhibition, Nakazawa will present a new installation named “Legs”. Forty-seven objects of very similar shape, matched with an approximately one-meter-long wooden pole and wire rods, are allocated in the space with mild regularity. The basic unit of this installation is composed of light gray wooden poles that look like wood residue sustained by two or three sets of U-shaped wire rods at 30cm tall. The U-shaped wire rods evoke “human figures,” depending on who appreciates the work. When you face the work with the consciousness of “human figures,” various images will come to mind. Additionally, when you move your point of view to the wooden poles that are placed horizontally, different sceneries will appear instantly.
As a matter of fact, each single object itself, made in depth, has no meaning. The important thing for Nakazawa is the transformation of the space and the conscious minds of the people by the placement of his work there.
from June 07, 2016 to August 06, 2016
Opening Reception on 2016-06-07 from 18:00 to 20:00