Kyoko Hazama, King Reindeer and a Baby Playing Cat’s Cradle, 2010. Washi paper and wire, 6.5 x 8 x 4 in.

Kyoko Hazama

Delray Beach, Florida

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

“From a Quiet Place: The Paper Sculptures of Kyoko Hazama” was organized by Susanna Brooks, the Morikami Museum’s curator of Japanese art. The Morikami, which collects and exhibits Japanese art, is thoughtfully designed, grounded by concepts that govern traditional architecture in Japan, but reinterpreted to reflect a contemporary sensibility. This dual orientation is consistent with the ideas that inform Hazama’s work, making the Morikami the perfect venue for her exhibition. Hazama, professionally known before her marriage as Kyoko Okubo, creates diminutive, intimate sculptures that suggest dream-like narratives. “From a Quiet Place,” a kind of mid-career retrospective, brought together sculptures from the past 10 years. Hazama’s small pieces are surprisingly time consuming to fabricate. In this presentation, older sculptures and new efforts…see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.