切り、、、結ぶ | Nobuko Hiroi
On Sunday, I visited Nobuko Hiroi at Gallery Keifu to see her exhibition 切り、、、結ぶ (Cut , , , Tie). Proving that the world of textile artists is a bit like pleated cloth, Nobuko and I realized we both know Naoko Furue, my MFA studio advisor at NSCAD University!
Nobuko Hiroi’s weaving in 切り、、、結ぶ (Cut ,,, Tie) was exquisite and meticulous. With its embroidery, off-loom-woven details and spare use of dip-dyeing, the largest piece in the exhibition (shown here) astounded me more than once. The apparent simplicity of this work dissolves when one realizes that Hiroi’s minimal approach is grounded in a deep knowledge of cloth. Thank you Hiroi-san for discussing your work with me!