"There & Back"
April 17 - June 7 2003
Crawford Municipal Art Gallery presentsYuko Shiraishi's first solo exhibition in Ireland.
The gallery's curved 'wave-like' wall will be the starting point of Shiraishi's site-specific installation painting hues of colours into the deep curve of the gallery's wall.
Accompanying the installation will be seven large-scale canvases and over twenty box paintings from an ongoing project.
A dialectic between the Eastern and Western comprehension of language informs her approach to visual communication. The idea of "tacit understanding", an understanding through silence which is rooted in Japanese culture is evident in her approach to painting.
The critic Waldemar Januszczak wrote of her pure and quiet abstract works:
"It strikes me that she collects colour in the way that a scientist collects samples or a butterfly collector collects butterflies"