nyielding in constitution yet lyrical in disposition, Yuri Tsuzuki’s steel sculptures evoke an ethereal tactility. Known for her vibrant and imaginative exploration of nature, Tsuzuki bends resilient metal into what she refers to as “calligraphy in three dimensions,” powder-coating some pieces in eye-popping colors of blue, yellow, green, and magenta, while highlighting the rustic veneer of steel in others. From this delicate give-and-take of elements, Tsuzuki has developed a visual vocabulary for the ubiquitous power, vitality, and splendor of nature.—Sinéad Haughey
Hampton III Gallery, located at 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, will be displaying Yuri Tsuzuki: Heart of Steel from March 12– April 18; the artist will be present at the opening, March 12, 7–9pm. The gallery is open Tues–Fri, 1–5pm; and Sat, 10am–5pm.
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Yuri Tsuzuki, (clockwise from top-left) Sea Grass. Powder-coated steel; Winged Heart. Powder-coated and raw steel; Umbrella Tree. Powder-coated steel; Tough Love. Powder-coated steel; images courtesy of the artist.
Sculptor Yuri Tsuzuki captures the spirit of nature
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