Naoe Suzuki exhibits “The River” at Lesley University’s VanDernoot Gallery
Presented by Lesley University
October 24 - November 27, 2013
Naoe Suzuki’s highly detailed drawings in mineral pigment, ink and graphite are featured in “The River,” her solo exhibition at Lesley University’s VanDernoot Gallery on view from October 24 to November 27, 2013.
Suzuki’s psychologically complex drawings in “The River” explore water as both a source of healing energy and a damaged natural resource. Using fine point pen, mineral pigment and ink, she has created microcosmic worlds that are dense with intestines, organs, and plant forms that find their way into water and begin to float, embodying both beauty and a disturbing, unsettling quality.
“Water is necessary for our life, but it is also treated as a commodity that is to be used, exploited, or abused,” says Suzuki, who lives in Waltham, Mass. “Over the decades of abusing and over-consuming, our water has been drained and contaminated—thus poisoning our bodies and environments—and we’re facing the shortage of water in the near future. My concern about environmental degradation, especially to water, inspires this body of work. But I also let my imagination and intuition take over, believing that imagination is a key to tap into the deep place in people’s mind and soul.”