This catalog was produced for the 2019 Fall exhibition featuring Summer Wheat and Hirosuke Yabe by Wasserman Projects in Detroit, MI.
70 color pages, Softcover.
Wasserman Projects present an WHEAT+YABE, an exhibition of works by Brooklyn, New York-based Summer Wheat and sculptures by Yokohama, Japan-based Hirosuke Yabe.
Wheat’s narrative works are inspired by the individual and collective human experience presented in highly textured paintings, drawings, and functional sculptures. This entirely new body of work was created specifically for Detroit and captures the full spectrum of her formal approaches. The collection is unified by the depiction of her female figures, coins, and piggy banks, all intertwined in an elaborate narrative full of excess and consumption.
Similarly inspired by human condition, Yabe unveiled his largest exhibition ever presented in the U.S. Through the Japanese hatching technique, Natabori, Yabe has created a large scale, site-specific environment filled with a series of his figurative wood carvings. Produced from locally salvaged and reclaimed wood, Yabe embraces the aesthetics of traditional craft while speaking to our current political and social landscape. The deliberate, rough marks in his works serve as a metaphor for the beautiful yet flawed human condition.
See the exhibition online at wassermanprojects.com