A few months back I put together 2 short documentaries on artists for VisArts, or The Visual Arts Center of Richmond. One of the major arts organizations in the state of Virginia, VisArts hosts five exhibitions annually with work by emerging and established artists that focus on innovative materials and processes, in addition to it's popular non-university arts program.
One of the two exhibition films was on artist Kiyomi Iwata - "Kiyomi Iwata: From Volume to Line"
Kiyomi Iwata uses silk organza, metal, and kibiso to create sculptures that synthesize traditional Japanese aesthetics and forms with contemporary western art. Her installations explore the boundaries of East and West through absence and presence, void and volume. The work on exhibition at VisArts will include new pieces as well as sculpture spanning two decades of Iwata’s career, highlighting her sensitive and ever-evolving studio practice and experiments.
The work on exhibition at VisArts will span two decades of Iwata’s career, highlighting her sensitive and ever-evolving studio practice and experiments. For more information, visit kiyomiwata.com. This exhibition is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts Artworks Grant, the Windgate Charitable Trust, and Friends of Fiber Art International.
The short film "Kiyomi Iwata: From Volume to Line", in the past week, has gained almost 10,000 new views - thanks to it being a Vimeo pick and shared by lots of people.