Hitoshi Nomura

April 1, 2016

Hitoshi Nomura: Stretching Mortal Time

Sculpture Magazine
by Joyce Beckenstein

Hitoshi Nomura, one of Japan’s most esteemed artists, though he is comparatively unknown in the West, finally received significant attention in the United States with two fall 2015 exhibitions: a one-person show at Fergus McCaffrey Gallery in Chelsea and inclusion in “For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography 1968–1979,” curated by Yasufumi Nakamori, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and at the Japan Society and Grey Gallery in New York. These exhibitions continue a new-millennium interest in examining the international nature of the postwar avant-garde, something art history has treated as a primarily Western phenomenon. In this revaluation, Nomura emerges as a unique practitioner of experimental genres—unique because of the unusual way in which, figuratively and literally, he sculpts time. Download
September 19, 2015

In 1970s Japan, a New Art of Experiments, Edgy Photos, and Big Ideas

HYPERALLERGIC by Edward M. Gómez

"A fine selection of Nomura’s recent sound and photo-based works is now on view at Fergus McCaffrey in Chelsea. There, last week, Nomura told me, “I’m interested in the forces of nature. My art gives my observations of those forces visible form. The Earth itself is the greatest timepiece; it is its own best timekeeper.” Read More
August 13, 2015

Hitoshi Nomura, New York, Press Release 2015

Fergus McCaffrey is very pleased to announce an exhibition of sculptures, sound works, and photographs by the important Japanese artist Hitoshi Nomura. Download
April 1, 2012

Media Study: Hitoshi Nomura

Artforum

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January 2, 2011

Review: Hitoshi Nomura

Art in America

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January 1, 2011

Review: Hitoshi Nomura

Art Das Kunstmagazin

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September 5, 2017

Marcia Hafif: Upcoming Museum Shows in Switzerland

Opening at Kunsthaus Baselland: Thursday 14th September, 6:30 PM

The MARCIA HAFIF exhibition is created in collaboration with the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (MARCIA HAFIF: September 16-January 14, 2018) and the Kunsthaus Baselland in Muttenz (MARCIA HAFIF: September 15–November 12, 2017).
Hafif (b.1929, USA, living in New York and Laguna Beach) is among the pioneers of the 1970s who fundamentally broadened con­ceptions of the practice of painting and under­standing of art per se. Since the 1980s, terms like ‘radical’ have been used to describe Hafif’s work with monochrome painting. The pencil on paper drawings, vertical pencil marks cover­ ing a surface, begun in 1972, led to the ver­tical stroke in paint. Her work in both mediums still continues, fitting within what she calls The Inventory. Each series included in The Inventory develops a single medium using tra­ditional methods and materials for making paint and preparing a ground. Individual works in a series can be larger or smaller, and usually are made with vertical brush­strokes, with which the effects of unmixed colours on a suit­able painting ground are sounded out. Works from the series that may be her most radical will be exhibited at the Kunsthaus Baselland: the Black Paintings (1979/80) in which she found black by layering ultramarine blue and burnt umber. There will also be photographs and films on display.
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August 24, 2017

Contemporary Art Steams Up the Hudson

The New York Times by Nancy Princenthal

The lovely, spacious Fields Sculpture Park at the Omi International Art Center in Ghent holds nearly 80 works, many installed long term, by Dennis Adams, Donald Baechler, Dove Bradshaw, Folkert de Jong, Donald Lipski, Richard Nonas, Alison Saar and others. The park is open daily. Read More