Infinite Vibration: Niho Kozuru

Infinite Vibration is an extension of Kozuru’s three dimensional sculptures transformed into two dimensional compositions. Her sculptural works are based on molding various turned objects, ranging from thrown clay to turned wood and spun metal. Casts from these moldsare then reconfigured into brightly colored translucent polymer rubber constructions. Kozuru’s interest in turned forms originates from her family history in ceramics. She hails from a family of clay artists active in Fukuoka, Japan for many generations. For the two dimensional work, Kozuru plays with positive and negative space, creating bold patterns that join and expand into infinite super patterns. Foregrounds and backgrounds appear to flip, while lines merge, blur or shift creating new dimensional surfaces. These mono-casts explore the balance between negative/positive, color vibration, and form. The result is luminous low relief wall objects, a hybrid of interlocking ensembles of 3D and 2D as their colors and forms echo while pulsating from within.

Niho Kozuru (髙鶴丹穂) is a Japanese-born sculptor working in Boston, MA. Kozuru received her BFA from the Parsons School of Design in New York, NY, and MFA from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. She has shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally including at the ICA/Boston and the Fukuoka City Art Museum. Kozuru is a recipient of awards and residencies such as Haystack Open Studio Residency and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. Kozuru’s artwork are in numerous private and public collections, including the Fuller Craft Museum, deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, Sheldon Museum of Art, Danforth Museum of Art, The Art Complex Museum, MEDITECH and Fidelity Investments.

On view at the Society of Arts + Crafts June 21 through September 29, 2018.