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Exhibition at Harry Wood Gallery explores beauty and mystery of the female form

January 25, 2002

What: Nobuism, an exhibition of figurative ceramic works that explore the beauty and mystery of the female form.

Where: Harry Wood Gallery, Art Building, ASU Main, Tempe. (900 Forest Mall on the west side of campus near the intersection of Forest and Tyler Malls.)

Who: Nobuhito Nishigawara, a graduate student at the Herberger College
School of Art.

When: Feb. 4-8
Opening Reception: 7 p.m., Feb. 4.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: Always Free

About the Exhibition: Through his figurative ceramic forms, Nobuhito Nishigawara, a graduate student at ASU's Herberger College School of Art, contemplates the beauty and mystery of the female body in his thesis exhibition. Like many artists before him, Nishigawara is fascinated with the female form.

"The female form is a beautiful, mystical form in my life," Nishigawara says. "I use various body parts from the female figure and combine them in a non-traditional way to create a new form. I am not trying to figure out the emotions or feelings of a woman, but am contemplating these mysterious yet beautiful body parts."

The public is invited to meet the artist at an opening reception on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

About the Image: Nobuism, 2001, porcelain, by Nobuhito Nishigawara.

The Harry Wood Gallery is one of three galleries on the ASU Tempe campus operated by students, staff and faculty of ASU's Katherine K. Herberger College School of Art. The Harry Wood Gallery features solo thesis exhibitions and group shows by graduate students pursuing master of fine arts (MFA) degrees and group shows by undergraduate students.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Pringle