Fumitaka Kudo "LIVING FOSSILS" and Avital Cnaani "STRANGLER FIG"


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Avital Cnaani (sculpture, Israel) and Fumitaka Kudo (drawing, Japan).
Curated by Raffaele Bedarida and Teresa Meucci, the show presents works achieved
by the two artists during their stay in New York (March – June 2010).

Avital Cnaani explores a territory between body and geography through works that merge the boundaries of drawing and sculpture. Geographic and anatomic sites are evoked such as caves, mountains, hair or ears, through metonymic and ambiguous allusions. At HSF, she presents a series of drawings and three site-specific sculptures.

Her drawings are deeply plastic, tectonic. The fragile sculptures feel like spatial drawings which link the architectural container of the exhibition-space's walls and ceilings to the contained space where you are standing and the air that you are breathing. Their link is the bodily space of sensation stimulated through the use of a diversity of materials and textures.

When fish fossils found on mountains were believed to be evidence for the Biblical Flood, Leonardo da Vinci proposed that they were actually remains of organisms that had lived before mountains were raised. A theory very close to that of modern paleontology. During the last three months at HSF, Fumitaka Kudo drew a series of small and large scale works on paper with the painstakingly technique of Leonardo's drawings. But his studies are visualizing with scientific precision large, impossible creatures, which could have only swum in the depths of Flood's waters. The intricate web of signs that compose the fish's epidermis is the product of a repetitive gesture and constitute a diagram of manual fatigue. The little, inexpressive eye is the only opening through this crust.



from June 04, 2010 to June 24, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-06-03 from 18:00 to 21:00

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