TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art  Benefit auction including work by Kazuo Kadonaga

 

The 20th Anniversary of

TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art 

Benefit auction including work by Kazuo Kadonaga


Saturday, October 27, 2018
The Rachofsky House, Dallas, Texas

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Each living thing, plant or animal, has a soul: my art is revealing the soul. – Kazuo Kadonaga


When Kazuo Kadonaga began making art in the early 1970s, he turned to a familiar material: wood. Kadonaga’s family ran a lumber mill, and the material and craft associated with it are certainly familiar to him. Yet, rather than alter the material for commercial use, Kadonaga set out to reveal its essence with minimal artistic intervention. In Wood No. 11 BK, Kadonaga cuts a grid of lines in one end of a cedar log. As the wood responds to Kadonaga’s suggested grid, it splits in ways that reveal the inherent properties of the material, seen in the shifting lines that travel the length of the drying wood. The result is a kind of quiet conversation between Kadonaga and the cedar log. Kadonaga’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous public collections in the US and Japan.