In April the Globe Gallery was delighted to present ‘Altered Space 5’ with New York based artist Asuka Goto, an installation produced in direct response to the gallery space.
Goto is interested in the way that we interact with architectural space and the degree to which our physical surroundings can manipulate our perceptions of ourselves. The size of a room, the height of a door, the elevation of a space, all have the potential to undermine the images we have of our physical selves. In her work, Goto makes architectural changes to existing spaces, inviting viewers to consider the complex dynamics of body and space.
“Having lived in Japan for several years, where space is limited and a single room is routinely employed for a multiplicity of functions, I think a lot about how space can be economized, the ways in which a room might be specifically designed to physically shift according to our changing needs. Over the last five years, I have developed a series of art installations that contain architectural elements that expand, contract, open, close, rotate or collapse so that the given spaces can be repurposed and reinvented with ease.” – Asuka Goto
Goto received an MFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art and a BA and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Brandeis University. She has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2008), the Vermont Studio Center (2009), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2009-2010, 2011),HomeBase Berlin (2010), and Sculpture Space (2011). She is the recipient of several awards including a Joan Mitchell MFA Grant and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Creative Artist Fellowship. Goto grew up in Boston, MA and Yokosuka, Japan and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.