November 07, 2008 - January 31, 2009
Reception with the artist: November 7, 6 – 9 pm
Ippodo Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of four hand-made motorcycles by the prize-winning Japanese artist Chicara Nagata. Marking the first time these functional works of art have been exhibited outside Japan, the exhibition will be presented in two different New York City venues. Three motorcycles will be on view at the gallery’s new Chelsea space, and one will occupy the gallery’s booth (#458) at the 2nd annual Asian Contemporary Art Fair. Each Chicara motorcycle is comprised of almost 500 individual parts and took Chicara approximately 7,500 painstaking hours to create. Expertly pushing the boundaries of art, design, and technology, Chicara balances the raw energy of these machines with the grace and discipline of a classical sculptor.