Courtesy of Nonaka-Hill, Los Angeles
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Miho Dohi

buttai 46, 2018
Wood, brass, paper, cloth and plaster
14 x 17 x 15 3/4 inches
Contributed by Nonaka-Hill

Buttai simply means “object” in Japanese; perhaps no more specific title would do for the works of the Kanazawa-based artist Miho Dohi. The small-scale assemblages that she makes – rarely more than a foot in any dimension – abide by no obvious rule of construction. They incorporate both natural and industrial materials, sometimes new and sometimes scavenged. Her works do not even resemble one another, necessarily, yet somehow always express the artist’s distinctive sensibility and intense curiosity, conveyed through dexterous compositions and a deep sensitivity to coloristic textural effects. Ultimately mysterious in their intention, illogical in the best sense of the term, they nonetheless feel just right – a perception the artist herself shares: “just when it seems to become clear what is inside and what is outside,” she has said, “they turn completely upside down, and all of a sudden, an object appears quite naturally out of that chaos.”

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Courtesy of Nonaka-Hill, Los Angeles
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Courtesy of Nonaka-Hill, Los Angeles