‘BLACKS: Louise Nevelson, Ad Reinhardt, Hiroshi Sugimoto’


by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

Sculptor Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), painter Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto (1948-) are all known for the predominantly monochrome nature of their works. This exhibition explores the different approaches the artists have taken when experimenting with the use of black.

Nevelson carved her works from wood she daubed with black paint, Reinhardt created abstract pieces using black only, while Sugimoto’s images take advantage of the stark contrasts possible in black-and-white photography. Though many other artists have kept black to a minimum, these three have almost fetishized it. Together, their artworks present visitors with a surreal yet stunningly serene environment; Feb. 2-April 14.

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art; (0120) 498-130; 631 Sakado, Sakura, Chiba; Sakura Station, Sobu Line. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,300 (Free admission on Feb. 15). Closed Mon. (except Feb. 11), Feb. 12. kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp.