kensuke todo: a survey / by Hannah Gason

There's an excellent exhibition on at the moment at the Drill Hall Gallery, surveying the sculptures of Kensuke Todo.  I found the works Junction II (2010) and Exit and Entry (2010) really exciting. The exhibition runs until 29 June 2014.  Below are a few pictures taken at the gallery.

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Mild steel sculptures that contrast industrial impersonality with the simulated softness and intimate warmth of bedding materials – this exhibition examines the paradoxical works of Japanese-born, Canberra-resident, Kensuke Todo. Born in Kyoto, educated in Japan and Australia, Todo extends his bi-cultural perspective to sculptures and drawings that gesture towards imaginary architecture, with rigorously considered in-between spaces that function ambivalently as voids and energy fields.  The exhibition has been curated by Peter Haynes.