Celebrating Tomokazu Matsuyama's Dancer | Armory Off-Site: Tomokazu Matsuyama Studio, Brooklyn, NY

7 September 2022

On Wednesday, September 7th, Kavi Gupta and Tomokazu Matsuyama hosted an intimate gathering featuring rare wine, speciality craft cocktails, and light bites in celebration of the debut of Matsuyama’s public sculpture Dancer in this fall’s Armory Off–Site. The piece will be on view in the iconic Flatiron Plaza from September through November 2022.

 

Dancer’s sinuous, mirrored-steel limbs undulate in joyous abandonment while reflecting a glittering jungle of whirling colors and forms. The sculpture by long-time New York-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama (“Matsu” to friends) freezes an enraptured figure in a moment of radical freedom familiar to anyone who has ever cut loose and boogied, sambaed, waltzed, tangoed, Geta'd, rhumbaed, fancy-danced, kwassa kwassa'd or hustled. Matsu’s artworks express the “global us,” a multitudinous reality reflective of today's nomadic diaspora. He hopes we will all recognize ourselves in his uncanny visual language, if not from our memories then from our aspirations or dreams.