The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum presents Koho Yamamoto: Under a Dark Moon, a one-gallery installation of ten untitled works on paper by Masako “Koho” Yamamoto (b. 1922). Master painter and founder of an eponymous school in New York City where she educated generations of students in sumi-e (“black ink painting”) from 1974 to 2010, Yamamoto continues to work and teach privately as she approaches her ninety-ninth year. Because of her deep association with sumi-e and veneration as a teacher, her art has been almost totally unrecognized outside of that context. These dark abstract paintings, suggesting sublime interior landscapes, which she describes as coming “from nothingness”—from an empty mind—have not been exhibited before.
- Isamu Noguchi
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