Sachiko Akiyama: Between Here and There

September 16 - October 31, 2016 Request information about this piece


Sculptures and paintings, curated by Nina Nielsen and John Baker

Artist’s reception, with musical performance, 6:30 – 9pm, September 16, 2016

Matter & Light is delighted to announce Between Here and There, an exhibition of new work by the celebrated Japanese-American artist Sachiko Akiyama. Akiyama’s hand-carved sculptures have been shown in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and Japan, where they have been widely lauded for their deep, quiet power. In a unique grammar of tender, earthy weight, Akiyama’s work explores the perennial dialogue between flesh and spirit, limit and longing – that quintessentially human borderland between here and there.

Nina Nielsen, who represented Akiyama’s work for years at Newbury Street’s Nielsen Gallery, highlights the profound influence of Akiyama’s Japanese heritage, which, she writes, “can be felt in her natural affinity for wood and in her work’s implicit modesty and quiet Zen-like presence. What she looks for in her studio is what connects us as humans, what is it to be human, physical and spiritual, not her ego.” Between Here and There runs from September 16 – October 31, 2016.



Exhibition Review by – Sachiko Akiyama: Between Here and There, curated by Nina Nielsen

Boston, MA – By the time I arrived at the opening reception for Sachiko Akiyama’s “Between Here and There”, an exhibition curated by Nina Nielsen at Matter & Light Fine Art, one of the newest galleries in Boston’s SoWa…

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