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ローレル・ロス/Laurel Roth
7.12 - 8.6
★レセプション:7.12(火)18:30 - 20:30

 MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY 東京都中央区銀座2-16-12銀座大塚ビルB1



「Man’s Best Friend」というシリーズでロスは、産業用のアクリルを使い小型犬の頭蓋骨を彫り、磨き上げ、天然の鉱石のように滑らかで無機質なオブジェを作り上げます。人間の良き友達であるように改良を重ねられ、野生での生活から乖離させられた種族は現代社会の所産であり、ロスはその概念に新しい工芸品としての形を与えました。


今展では「Man’s Best Friend」に加えて、猟銃の製造技法を活かして家畜の骨を再現した木彫作品、生理用品を支持体に生態、繁殖、女性の役割を反映する虚飾のないメッセージが刺繍されたフォークアートのような作品など、ロスの代表的な作品が揃います。圧巻はアンディー・ディアス・ホープ(Andy Diaz Hope)と現代の「進化論」をテーマに共同制作されたタペストリーの大作です。日本で初めてとなるローレル・ロスの個展をどうぞご期待下さい。

We are pleased to announce Laurel Roth’s first solo exhibition in Japan from 12 of July 2011. Laurel Roth has started her career as a professional artist in 2004 and successfully presented her multi media art piece in US, Europe and East Asia .

“I use art as a medium to examine biological ramifications of human behavior. My work juxtaposes traditional craft and artisanal techniques with non-traditional materials to examine mankind’s drive to modify itself as well as its environment.” (

One of Roth’s reputed series of pieces“Man’s Best Friend” are hand carved sculptures of industrial acrylic in forms of pet’s skulls such as pug and Persian cat. The surface of these pieces are persistently hand polished and shine just as if they were made out of natural crystal. Considering the pet as an artificial breed crated to be a part of human’s life, Roth treats it as a new cultural artifact.

During the process of civilization, people forgot a feeling of awe to the world, and contrarily they had been trying to control it. And now when we are just having the moments of every kind of deterioration, collapsing infrastructures and losing peaceful minds, the beauty and sorrow of “Supernatural” are just humorously found in the Roth’s piece that also reflects the human’s creative impulse, the fundamental energy of the evolution.

In addition to “Man’s Best Friend”, there are going to be more of Roth’s representative pieces at the show as well as a huge tapestry work co-produced with Andy Diaz hope.