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Nao Matsunaga: Raw Faces


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