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Yoshihiro Suda: Carving Out a Distinctive Place
by Janet Koplos


Was it a trick on the audience for Yoshihiro Suda to open his second American museum solo, at Honolulu’s Contemporary Museum in 2009, with a space that seemed completely empty? You might have thought that you’d stumbled into a gallery closed for installation, except that there was no equipment sitting around, the floor was clean, the walls fresh-looking. There seemed to be nothing there, until you spotted the first tiny detail: a sprig of green at the edge of the floor. Tiny leaves were growing out of the seam between the flooring and the baseboard.

Violet, 2009
Japanese magnolia wood, mineral pigments, and rabbit skin glue, 4 x 6 x 4 in.


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