McCaffrey Fine Art is proud to present its first solo exhibition of the work of Noriyuki Haraguchi. On the occasion of this exhibition, Works from Yokosuka, the artist has constructed a full-scale replica of the tail of a US Navy A-7E Corsair II jet, created from raw stretched canvas, aluminum, and plywood. This monumental sculpture will be shown in conjunction with a selection of works that he created between 1963 and 1972.
Noriyuki Haraguchi first came to prominence in the late 1960s, developing paintings and sculptures that engaged with cultural and environmental issues through a postminimalist vocabulary. The artist was born in 1946 and raised in the town of Yokosuka, the home port of the US Navy’s 7th Fleet since the end of hostilities in 1945. Yokosuka’s large sailor population has made it a flash point in cultural relations between Japan and the United States. It was also the primary Japanese naval base from which the Vietnam War was fought, which incited antiwar and pro-pacifist protests in Japan.