National May 20, 2019

Japanese sculptor Tomonori Toyofuku dies at 94

Tomonori Toyofuku, a sculptor known for his abstract works featuring many oval holes, died Saturday at a hospital in the city of Fukuoka, according to his assistant. He was 94. Born in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Toyofuku learned woodcarving under the late sculptor Chodo Tominaga after ...

New York inaugurates $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards

World Mar 14, 2019

New York inaugurates $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards

A towering sculpture called Vessel — made up of 2,500 twisting steps the public can climb — was to open Friday as the visual centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a $25 billion urban complex on Manhattan's West Side that is the city's most ambitious development ...

The beginning, end and rebirth of sculpture

Art Nov 28, 2017

The beginning, end and rebirth of sculpture

by Matthew Larking

The subtitle given to the retrospective of the 60-year career of Osaka-based Michio Fukuoka is oxymoronic: "A Sculptor Who No Longer Sculpts." He used to, but became frustrated and filled with doubt about creativity and so he made sculpture anyway, often about "doing nothing." Fukuoka's ...

Sachiko Kodama's laws of attraction

Art Nov 14, 2017

Sachiko Kodama's laws of attraction

by Matthew Larking

Entering the tatami-mat tearoom-style exhibition spaces at the back of Kyoto's specialist pewter art craft gallery, Seikado, spectators are apprised that the magnetism of the pieces on display might interfere with the strips on their credit cards. Those fitted with pacemakers are also asked ...

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

Art Jul 31, 2016

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery on Wednesday in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for Haile King Rubie. It was the first solo show for the 26-year-old painter, whose expressive works are all the more remarkable because he was born ...