Opening: Saturday, October 23 from 1pm to 6pm
On view through December 4, 2021
Addison/Ripley Fine Art is very pleased to welcome Yuriko Yamaguchi into its family of artists with an ambitious exhibition of new work. With “Coexist” the artist demonstrates herself to be in full command of her medium while also being an ethical citizen of the world, deeply concerned about the footprint we humans make on our planet.
As the artist says in her statement: “I believe that everything is interconnected—sea creatures, land creatures, geology and our body and our so-called different races and ethnicity.” Fusing organic and manufactured elements in a tapestry of colors and textures, Yamaguchi connects them with delicate webs of wires and, in many of them, lights them from behind with subtle LED configurations. The resultant structures are both literally and visually light, airy and configured to float in space. The largest two works, the show titled “Coexist” and “Energy #2”, are commanding without ever being overbearing where as the smallest pieces, made predominantly from wire, gampi and kozo paper pulp and found natural objects, pulse with a delicate life.
Suggestive of undersea growth, of clouds, of nests and of alien plants, these intricately constructed sculptures consciously sidestep chaos to evolve, through the artist’s intuition, delicate construction and sheer will, into strong and harmonious works, bearing the stamp of Yuriko Yamaguchi’s vision of a better world.
- Tuesday-Saturday, 11 – 4pm
- and by appointment
The gallery is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue in Upper Georgetown at the intersection of Reservoir Road. | www.addisonripleyfineart.com | 202.338.5180