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"Documents 6: TAISANBOKU - Works by Yoshihiro Suda"
1999-09-11 until 1999-11-07
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Yoshihiro Suda is known for his bold
installations of carved, wooden plant life.
His subjects are the rose, lily, tulip,
chickweed, magnolia, morning glory,
camelia, and other common plants and
flowers, meticulously created with
surprising realism and in true-to-life
scale that at times borders on the
miniscule. Yet these carvings have an
overwhelming presence that dominates
their surroundings, allowing the viewer to
experience anew the beauty of art.
As Suda's first solo exhibit in a Japanese
museum, this exhibition takes special
advantage of the Hara Museum's unique
space. Originallly a Western-style
residence built in the 1930s, the Museum
is noted for its curved walls and large
windows. This exhibition also features
the first public showing in Japan of
Suda's newest works, including the
Nature's Bounty, carved magnolia
blossoms modeled after those that bloom
on the magnolia tree in the front garden
of the Hara Museum.