Nao Matsunaga writes that ‘Works for Raw Faces will comprise of clay and wood sculptures and wall hanging pieces. It will be mostly new works, with these pieces I plan to further explore the relationship between abstraction and symbolism, primal and digital, gravity and balance.
In my recent body of work, I have been working with masks/faces as a prop to animate my otherwise abstract sculptures. Using them as a visual hook to engage viewers and to instil humor and sometimes movement to the pieces. Action and response to the material is important to my practice, I hope that effects and recording of such actions, through clay, wood and other materials, will form the backbone of the show.’
A new essay on Nao Matsunaga has been commissioned from Dr Glenn Adamson and will be published on the Crafts Study Centre’s website www.csc.uca.ac.uk on 3 April.
Presented in association with Marsden Woo Gallery.
Artist Talk & Private View
Wednesday 18 April 2018
Reception 500 to 600pm
Artist’s talk 600 to 700pm
Tickets for Artist’s talk £5.00 and advanced booking and payment is required