The textile sculptures of Sairi Yoshizawa hang weightlessly; they are translucent and lithe. Though they exude an aura of stillness, the wind can gently twist them and light can pass through them, like sunshine through gaps of tress.
Amidst is an ode to the natural world. Cotton and wool are drawn from the earth and the pigment of her dyes are extracted from leaves, roots, plants, herbs, and spices. Each dye bath varies in tone and the same leaf will produce a different hue depending on when it is foraged. Fluidity is embraced, the work follows the seasons, and through a complex methodology (involving Ikat and various weaving techniques), the forms are patiently composed.
Yoshizawa embraces the material for all of its concrete properties as well as its enduring kinship to folklore and nature. Walking through her airy weavings is an acetic and spiritual experience where one is immersed in a warm ambiance.
This exhibition is open by appointment. Please contact the gallery for a suitable viewing time.