On view from July 26 – August 24: a solo exhibition at TAI Modern of Tanabe Chikuunsai IV’s bamboo sculptures, both small- and large scale. His free-standing sculptures, made from tiger bamboo and incorporating bamboo roots, share a fluidity and living energy as his massive, sinuous site-specific works. A fourth-generation bamboo artist, the artist’s family name Chikuunsai means “master of the bamboo clouds.”
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Image: Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, “Godai (Void),” 2019 (Heisei period), kurochiku. In the collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, photo by Tadayuki Minamoto.