Howard Scott Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition by the Washington, DC-based artist, Yuriko Yamaguchi. Ms Yamaguchi has titled the forthcoming exhibition, The end is the beginning of new, a reference to the fact that the final four component works of a heroic project titled Metamorphosis, will receive their first public exposure in this show. This project, with its 108 component parts (each of which consistsof four elements of hand-held scale) has been the artistís principal focus since 1991 - conceived in response to the demolition of the Berlin Wall and its profound effect on human society.
A long-held tenet of the artistís philosophy and er artiustic senbsivbilkity is the web-like intercinbnbectiness of all things in the natural world, as well as a parallel structure within human society. Her working systems involve the interdepency of her concetns and her subconscious. AS an emotional respoinse to a situation will spark the desire to create, she then allow the subconascious to bring forth the appearance of
different, often unexpected,forms in her work (the majority of which reference forms within both the world of plants and human anatomy).
Ms Yamaguchi has been exhibiting publicly since 1972. The forthcoming exhbition at hOward Scott gallery will be her twenty-fourth solo show. Others were held at Washington Project for the Arts (Washington, DC; 1984), Southeastern Cnter for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1986 and in 1992); Delaware center for contemporary Art (Wlmongton, 2001), and The Museum of Modern art, Kamakura
(Japan, Aug-Oct 2004; with catalogue). Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections and in a number of [publoic collectioins, including Hirshhorn Museum and Scultprue Gardenhington, DC; National Museum of American Art, Washington; and Smith college Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts. Among the several commissions she has comnpleted thus far is a 14 by 27 floot wall mural of patinated bronze forms for the international Airport, Atlanta (1999).