Sōmeas Kohru KawataSpace for Public Art 215 West 38th Street, New York 10018
Japanese-born Kohrou Kawata, one of the world’s leading dye artists, is presenting Sōmeas a display at the Garment District Space for Public Art..
Tapping ancient dying methods to soak ink into various materials, Kawata then uses wax or paste glue as blocking agents to keep the dye from coloring unwanted portions of the fabric.
“The final formats are wearable, wall hangings, and other forms of decorative art,” said Kawata. “Artistically, the challenge remains to connect to new directions while working through internal conflict.”
Sōme -- the Japanese word for dye – is being shown in conjunction with a full exhibit of the artist’s work at the Medialia Gallery until October 27th.