場所：Long & Ryle (4 John Islip Street. London, SW1P 4PX)
> Manami Hayasaki graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 2007.
> This is her first solo exhibition.
> Using a scalpel, Haysaki cuts large sheets of thin black card
> with the intricacy and instinctive invention of a spider constructing a web.
> Many of the works in this exhibition are over a metre across,
> suspended on fishing line from the ceiling or glued to nails on the walls.
> Integral to the works are the slanting shadows
> that the cut-outs cast on the walls.
> These shadows underline the fragility of the created objects –
> emphasising their thinness –
> whilst at the same time confusing their graphic simplicity.
> Fact becomes uncertain and the birds,
> beasts and flowering plants are untethered
> from their moorings in the real world and are allowed to dream.
> Hayasaki’s subject matter alternates
> between the organic forms of nature and the invented forms of toys.
> The appearance of these closely observed silhouettes
> is reminiscent of zoological illustration,
> and there are several works in which the artist seems to be evoking the
> classification indices of science.
> This is a playful appropriation –
> the composition are decided entirely on aesthetic grounds,
> skewed with a dry whimsy:
> in one of the works an albatrosses’ wings have been replaced
> with the bones of a dinosaur.
> The work will be installed throughout the space,
> and the walls of the gallery will be painted black
> and white alternately. The exhibition can be previewed on Tuesday 29th April.
Long & Ryle プレスリリース(PDF) [Link]
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Arts & Exhibitions | This is London [Link]
Manami Hayasaki – Visit London [Link]