Rina Banerjee’s New Works at Ota Fine Arts
by Darryl Wee
TOKYO — New York-based artist Rina Banerjee returns to Japan for the first time since her participation in the last Yokohama Triennale in 2011 for a solo exhibition at Ota Fine Arts, entitled “What am I made of and how do you know my name?”
A bricoleur and enthusiastic hunter-gatherer of found objects meticulously sourced from different cultures, Banerjee creates sculptures that strike a delicate balance between motifs and symbols commonly found in the decorative arts of former British and American colonies that might otherwise clash with each other. Feathers, flower petals, horn, wood, lace, and netting all find a fragile, precarious place within assemblages that also often contain industrial plastics, wire, steel, and other inorganic materials.
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