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Keiko Narahashi, how long have I been sleeping?

Hudson Franklin Gallery
508 West 26th Street, Suite 318, 212-741-1189
January 11 - February 17, 2007
Reception: Thursday, January 11, 6 - 8 PM
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Keiko Narahashi creates structures that act as provisional memorials or artifacts. The fundamental building blocks are multi-size boxes built from Italian parchment paper and dipped in gesso, which causes them to warp and pucker. Along with these, she adds paint, found objects, or photographs. She often swaps elements from her older works, a process she views as recycling. Her sculptures evoke a feeling of tenuousness associated with makeshift roadside memorials or rural cairns marking the spot of an unknown memory or tragedy. Narahashi says, “I recycle materials to craft memorials to an imagined past as a hedge against a possible future.”
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