This unique exhibition was a grand collaboration between seven institutions in North and South Carolina and ten contemporary Japanese artists. The artists lived in the Carolinas for six-week residencies, creating work using natural materials or processes and were installed at their host institutions.

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Sumter Opens
[posted 5.19.07]

Force of Nature: A Capstone Exhibition, opened to excited and awed crowds on the 28th of last month. On hand for the festivities were Motoi Yamamoto and his wife Atsuko. Motoi spent several weeks installing over 5500 pounds of salt in the galleries. Representatives from all of the partner institutions also made the journey to Sumter for the event.

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Purchase the full-color exhibition catalogue here. Over 200 pages of photographs, biographies of the artists and much more. Winner of the Souteastern Museum's Association's publications award - Best Book

exhibition events

2006
 

Selected Events From Part I

sep

20

 

Reception at UNC-Charlotte, 6pm, by invitation - performance of ...Drift...for solo piano - composed by Ronald Keith Parks - Written for pianist Tomoko Deguchi, commissioned by Force of Nature

 

21

An Incomplete History: Women Photographers from Japan 1864-1997 Quattlebaum Lecture by Noriko Fuku, 7PM Recital Hall (HICA)

oct

07

Opening Reception, Halsey Institute and CAC-Charleston, 5 -7PM

 

11

Opening Reception, McColl Center for Visual Arts, 6 - 8PM

 

12

Opening Reception, Davidson College, 7-9PM

 

13

Opening Reception, (WUG), 6:30 - 8PM

 

20

Process & Practice: A Curator’s Perspective Lecture by Mark Sloan, 7:30PM, Recital Hall (HICA)

2007
 

Part II

apr

28

Opening - Sumter Gallery of Art 5 - 7PM

Followed by artist lecture at 7. Details »