Haku - u (White Rain)29. Jul - 22. Sep 11 / ended Cornexchange
11am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday
Japanese stone sculptor, Hayashi Takeshi’s first ever UK solo exhibition Haku-u (white rain) is one of the highlights of the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival. It includes two major pieces of Takeshi’s most recent work; Haku-u a serene ceremonial floor piece made of white Italian marble from Carrara, and Rinkan (Glade), a wall of black and steel grey, granite poles over 1.8 metres high, commissioned by the gallery.
Haku-u was inspired by heavy rain bouncing off the rice fields in Japan, it has been meticulously hand crafted and sanded to create a smooth surface, dotted with small peaks. This is the first time this work has been seen outside of Japan and Haku-u is Takeshi’s first solo show in the UK.
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