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Exhibit by Hiroyuki Hamada on Display at BCC
Sep 13, 2009

Hamada's sculptures are often tondos, round or oblong reliefs that he creates with materials such as burlap, wood, tar, wax, enamel, and plaster. Surprisingly deep (usually between 4 1/2" and 6" thick), the pieces are quite simple, yet appear almost icon-like, remnants of an unknown time and place. The surfaces are often pockmarked with holes, an aspect that adds to the shield-like quality of the pieces.

Hamada states, "I believe a visual language without the apparent subject matters can be as effective as good music in moving people. We are so blessed to have this ability to share and confirm the ecstatic moments of life through art. I would be very happy if I could take a part in this very special process."

Hamada holds a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor's degree from West Liberty State College, West Virginia. He was born in Tokyo in 1968 and works and lives in East Hampton, New York, with his wife, two children and two dogs.

He will discuss the exhibit with a slide talk Friday afternoon, Oct. 2, at 1 in K-116. Forum credit is available for BCC students.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is located in BCC's Koussevitzky Arts Center. Gallery hours are from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday.

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