When artist Leo Amino moved to the U.S. from Japan in 1929, he became disenchanted with the blind conformity that characterized the nationalist traditions in both countries. Amino joined the faculty of Black Mountain College, known for its ethos of experiment, and worked alongside Josef and Anni Albers, Walter Gropius, and Jacob Lawrence. There he began creating sculptures of wonderful delicacy, pieces in wood and resin that seem hieroglyphically alive. In this unprecedented exhibition, Amino’s works from the 1940s to the 1980s, previously unseen, are on display. —E.C.
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