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'Rhus Verniciflua: Bosco Sodi'

SCAI THE BATHHOUSE

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

Sept. 11-Oct. 10.

Scai the Bathhouse, a contemporary art gallery famously known for its utilization of the former Kashiwayu public bathhouse, is featuring the work of New York-based Mexican artist Bosco Sodi.

Sodi is known for using materials derived from natural sources, including sawdust and other organic fibers and substances. Because of their construction, as Sodi’s works age, cracks and discoloration appear on their surfaces — a process that is deliberately beyond the artist’s control.

For the Scai the Bathhouse show, Sodi has prepared new paintings and sculptures that have been inspired by Japanese artistic processes, especially those that and use urushi lacquer and Japanese pottery techniques.

Scai the Bathhouse; Kashiwayu-Ato, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Nippori Stn. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. Closed Sun., Mon., holidays. 03-3821-1144; www.scaithebathhouse.com

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