February 10th – March 11th, 2012
Weekends only: 1 – 6 pm or by appointment
Opening reception: Friday, February 10th, 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: 722 Metropolitan Avenue 2nd Fl., Brooklyn NY 11237
Directions: L – train to Graham Avenue
In the Project Space Yuka Otani will be showing a new installation inspired by “Hojoki”, an essay by Chomei Kamono: a Japanese 13th century poet who expresses the sense of mujokan(impermanence) during the medieval age of wars and disasters.
Yuka Otani’s sculptures and installations incorporate transparent and fluid materials such as glass, water, melted sugar and light to invoke a shift in a viewer’s perception of physical and cognitive spaces. The vulnerable materials change their appearance over time, thereby simultaneously emphasizing both presence and absence. Her work has been featured in venues including Museum of Art and Design, Whitney Museum of American Art, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Wight Gallery at UCLA.