Scrolling | Norman Takeuchi
March 11 to April 30, 2022
Public Reception: March 18, 2022, 6pm to 8pm
Studio Sixty Six is proud to present esteemed Japanese Canadian artist Norman Takeuchi’s new series of paintings for his solo exhibition Scrolling. Takeuchi’s prolific artistic practice is widely celebrated and collected amongst private and public collections. Most recently by the Royal Ontario Museum. To celebrate his new series and the opening of the exhibition we will be hosting a public, in-person reception (face masks required) on March 18th from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Occasionally it becomes necessary to take a break from the demands of painting. A detour from the usual routine provides relief and can simultaneously be rewarding. Scrolling was a welcome detour for me; a decision to simply paint for the joy of making images, to indulge in inventions and improvisations while employing previously learned lessons.
This body of work was an opportunity to delve further into a key component of my practice, abstraction. The abstract motifs of my previous works are kept active within the rectangular format of Japanese scrolls. In turn, these organic and geometric forms are surrounded by decorative Japanese patterns. The Scrolling paintings attest to the delight in the exploration of colour combinations and they show that making paintings can be playful.
To schedule a private interview with the artist and or a preview of the exhibition please contact Gallery Director, Carrie Colton at (613) 355-0359 or email email@example.com
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