Michihiro Kosuge: Memorial Exhibition

Michihiro Kosuge installing his public commission Continuation. Portland, 2009.

Michihiro Kosuge: Memorial Exhibition

Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR - Jul 7-30

by Joseph Gallivan

Sculptor Michihiro Kosuge’s stone works are dotted around the state in prominent places. His ability to play polished and rough surfaces off against each other gives his work a monumental feel, even at a small scale. Kosuge passed away in October 2021 and this show celebrates his life and art. Born in Tokyo, he studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, eventually becoming chair of the Art Department at Portland State University. “Michi” was also the life partner of gallery founder Laura Russo.

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