Yuken Teruya, 3D News

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Yuken Teruya, 3D News

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave., B1
Santa Monica, CA 90404
January 6th, 2007 - February 3rd, 2007
Opening: January 6th, 2007 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

santa monica/venice
Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat 11-5:30

Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to present its third exhibition of new work by Yuken Teruya.  Utilizing similar sculptural practices to those employed in the creation of his paper bag trees, Teruya will be exhibiting an installation of his own unique version of a Forest. Delicate branches meticulously cut out by hand fall out from all sides of discarded cardboard tubes grouped together and suspended from above. Shadows cast by the reflection of light off the work offer viewers the sensory illusion of being surrounded by trees in a much larger forest.  They simultaneously address both the sublime beauty of the natural world and the nature of human consumption and mass-production at the sake of our environment.  Also included in the exhibition will be two cut-outs; one on the front cover of a newspaper and another done within the pages of an open book. These works cleverly bring a gentle levity to the bleakness of newspaper headlines and difficult texts by transforming them into beds for artificial seedlings, suggesting a level of hopefulness rarely found in contemporary art.

In our East gallery we are also proud to present 3D News, and exhibition of work by 3 emerging sculptors. David Herbert’s immense Last Stand at Big Thunder Mountain stands as a monument to both entertainment and chaos; themes likewise implicated in Angela White’s cacophonous “musical” installation of found materials & ceramic casts.  Jon Rajkovich’s sculptures and reliefs explore the imaginary world through works which seamlessly merge traditional forms with those of fantasy and illusion. 

Yuken Teruya’s work has recently been included in the Asia-Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia, and Greater New York at P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York, as well as a solo exhibition at Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany.

David Herbert and Angela White both received their MFA’s from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006.  Jon Rajkovich completed his MFA at Winthrop University in 2003.