SUNDAY JUL 20, 2014 | 5-7 PM In conjunction with Yukiyo Kawano’s current art installation at the Café, Glyph hosts an evening of music, poetry readings and artists’ talks on the intertwined topics of Hiroshima, Fukushima and Hanford. Poet and editor Leah Stenson reads from her newest book,Reverberations from Fukushima: 50 Japanese Poets Speak Out.
GLYPH CAFÉ AND ARTS SPACE 804 NW COUCH ST. PORTLAND, ORE. 97209 (503) 719-5481 YUKIYO KAWANO “NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH” June 1 – August 1, 2014 Yukiyo Kawano’s hand-dyed silk and paper installation is a study after Bashō’s prosimetric work, Oku no Hosomichi (Narrow Road to the Deep North). Considered to be one of the … Read moreGlyph Cafe
Featured in The Stranger, Seattle’s Newspaper: Currently Hanging: Yukiyo Kawano’s Beautiful Bombs posted by JEN GRAVES on WED, MAY 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2014/05/07/19468530-currently-hanging-yukiyo-kawanos-beautiful-bombs The show ended May 8th 2014
Performance, August 1 2012 from Yukiyo Kawano on Vimeo.
During the graduation show at Vermont College of Fine Arts on August 1st, 2012, 10 min performance was held in a hanging object which is based on an image of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant after the blast, that brings fear of the man-made disasters into our visual psyche. The performance dealt with artist’s/women’s desperation … Read moreBlack Rain 2012
FatMan (folded) Day1 from Yukiyo Kawano on Vimeo.
sumi ink, ink pen, hemp washi paper, cotton paper (125” x 11”) An accordion-style book/journal shows the process of constructing Fat Man (folded). Detail of the journal: a top thin layer shows some of the six months’ (translated) correspondence with hibakusha (Hiroshima victims), … Read moreJournal piece (the making of Fat Man (folded))
kimono, foam, wood, hair, ink, baisen mordant dye 5′ x 5′ x 10′ (height) The actual size of Fat Man, A-bomb, dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. The piece hangs from the ceiling using single braided wire. The height of the object is adjustable by pulling/loosening the other end of the wire that … Read moreFatMan (folded) 2012
watercolor, gouache, ink pen on 100% cotton paper 18” x 24” some of 35 sketches/mind maps used during a construction of Little Boy (folded). All the 35 sketches contain an image of a figure (self image) wearing the kimono that was used to construct Little Boy (folded). … Read moreSketch piece (the making of Little Boy (folded))
kimono, bamboo, ash, hair, ink, baisen mordant dye 24.5″ x 24.5″ x 8′ 11″ A construction/fiber sculpture forms the shape of Little Boy, A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6th, 1945. All the pieces are sewn with hair. … Read moreLittle Boy (folded) 2011