The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Mono-ha leader Noriyuki Haraguchi opens exhibition at Fergus McCaffrey, New York
Noriyuki Haraguchi, A-7 E Corsair II, 2011, canvas, aluminum, wood and mixed mediums, approx. 14 x 86 x 62 feet, Courtesy Fergus McCaffrey.


NEW YORK, NY.- Fergus McCaffrey, New York, presents its third solo exhibition of works by Noriyuki Haraguchi. The exhibition will be on view from January 17 through February 21, 2015.

Haraguchi first came to prominence in Japan in the late 1960s, developing a practice that engaged with political and environmental issues through a Post-Minimal vocabulary. Born in 1946, the artist has lived most of his life in the town of Yokosuka, the home port of the US Navy’s 7th Fleet. The environment of Yokosuka, located just south of the massively industrialized city of Kawasaki, has indelibly shaped Haraguchi’s aesthetic in ways that are reflected in the three major sculptures and related relief paintings featured in this exhibition.

On the second floor, situated alongside large north-facing windows, Haraguchi will present a 24 x 12 foot Oil Pool sculpture. Installed flat and just off the floor, the pool is made from welded steel and contains dark, acrid-smelling, spent machine oil. Oil Pool acts as a dark mirror that reflects the New York City skyline outside and the gallery’s spare architecture inside, underscoring the friction that exists between the contemplative splendor of that reflection and the polluting nature of the materials. Haraguchi executed his first Oil Pool sculpture in 1971. A later version was exhibited to great acclaim at Documenta 6 in 1977 and soon after acquired by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran, where it remains installed to this day.

Downstairs, the gallery’s concrete floor has been drilled to accommodate Haraguchi’s Wire Rope sculptures, the first of which was executed in 1970. Thick, horizontal lines of steel rope are bolted to the floor and stretched almost to the breaking point. Visually light but loaded with potential destructive energy, the Wire Rope sculptures occupy a zone distinct from Haraguchi’s peers, such as Fred Sandback and Chris Burden.

Also on the ground floor will be Haraguchi’s celebrated sculpture A-7 E Corsair II, 2011, the fifth in a series of full-scale replicas of jet tails of Vietnam-era American warplanes that the artist has created since 1968. Handcrafted from wood, aluminum, and canvas, and finished in graphite pencil, the lightness and delicacy of the materials belie their charged, political form.

Interspersed among these works will be a selection of the artist’s Polyurethane paintings, first made in 1978. Like Oil Pool, their origin stems from the process of oil refining. Haraguchi adopted polyurethane paint after encountering it as a floor covering in hospitals, factories, and schools in Japan; the aesthetic potential of this waste/by-product with an institutional resonance appealed to him.

Haraguchi’s work first came to prominence in the West with the 1977 Documenta, where his Oil Pool sculpture attracted a great deal of attention. Since then, his work has only occasionally been seen in the United States and Europe, most notably at the Lenbachhaus in Munich in 2001. Retrospective exhibitions of his work have recently been held at BankART, Yokohama, Japan, in 2009, and the Yokosuka Museum of Art in 2011.





Today's News

January 17, 2015

Sotheby's wins UK court battle over disputed Caravaggio painting 'The Cardsharps'

Frick Collection acquires watercolor by French realist Antoine Vollon: View of Dieppe Harbor

Young British Artists donate works in support of new gallery at Goldsmiths, University of London

New Visiting Masterpiece exhibition features Gustav Klimt's 'Adam and Eve'

The dark side of Pop Art comes to Oxford in 'Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968-2004'

Christie's announces the inaugural private selling exhibition in the newly opened West Galleries

Mono-ha leader Noriyuki Haraguchi opens exhibition at Fergus McCaffrey, New York

As Charlie Hebdo sells 1.9 million copies, thousands protest in Mali against Mohammed cartoon

Indianapolis Museum of Art visitors become art in interactive sculptures by Erwin Wurm

Exhibition of recent work by Philip Taaffe opens at Luhring Augustine in New York

Tomi Ungerer's first career retrospective in the United States opens at The Drawing Center

French artist Christian Boltanski's 'Sombras' opens at La Lonja de Palma de Mallorca

A selection of recent California landscapes by Ken Kitano on view at ROSEGALLERY

Eric Mistretta's first solo exhibition in New York opeens at Scaramouche

First solo exhibition of work by Daniel Green on view at Creativity Explored

Exhibition of recent paintings by Marisa Takal opens at SADE in Los Angeles

Century Arts Foundation underwrites multi-year named position for Parrish Art Museum curator

USC Pacific Asia Museum announces new acquisitions by Contemporary Pakistani artists

Open, creative, innovative: British Library announces ambitious vision for 2023

Major Mel Chin survey travels to four Houston museums

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria looks at language with first exhibition of 2015

Exhibition of projects by two innovative young artists opens at Daniel Blau

Erik van Lieshout's first solo exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery opens in New York

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Apple releases Spring 2019 iPhone cases and watch bands with 'Delft Blue' color in the lead

2.- Star Trek: Year Five #1 original cover art by Greg Hildebrandt Surfaces at Heritage Auctions

3.- Guitars of the greats rock halls of New York's Met museum

4.- Historic jewels and exceptional gemstones highlight Christie's Geneva Magnificent Jewels Auction

5.- French museum renames masterpieces after black subjects

6.- Heathrow Terminal 5 exhibits skeleton of new species of dinosaur

7.- Missing Rubens sketch goes for $1.4 mn at auction

8.- The Museo del Prado opens 'Giacometti in the Museo del Prado'

9.- Inrap archaeologists discover an Etruscan tomb in a hypogeum in Aleria

10.- Picasso in Ivory Coast? A village tells of its brush with the artist



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful