Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of volume RG at Rice Gallery, Texas
An ominous meditation on ‘the reality of negative space’, this looming cloud of dyed glue and plastic reveals its fragility when considering the materials used. It has a great depth of texture that changes with the angles you look at it. Assistant Curator Josh Fischer argues that as you enter the gallery space where the piece is displayed ‘the installation transforms into an airy opening that can be entered. almost like stepping into an inner sanctum or cave-like chamber, the semi-translucent plastic sheeting and wispy strands of hot glue envelop the viewer in a fragile, tent-like enclosure speckled with inky black marks. visitors can walk in and out of the contemplative space, observing how the simplest qualities of light, shape, and line change.’ This is the kind of work that I wish I had the opportunity to work with, or even see! To have wings, eh?
Open until June 24th, 2012
Photos courtesy of Design Boom. More on the exhibition here: Design Boom