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Norman Takeuchi

Red Dirt Road

Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 in. 

"Certain events can have a major impact that will last a lifetime. The forced removal of the Japanese Canadians - my family was among them - from the west coast into the B.C. interior in 1942 is one of those events. My troubled feelings regarding that traumatic time have remained unfaded along with my ambivalent attitude towards being Canadian of Japanese origin.
"Some years ago, as a way of coming to terms with my ethnicity, I began integrating into my predominantly abstract paintings images of traditional Japanese woodblock prints to illustrate the concept of duality - of being Japanese and Canadian. To further emphasize my Canadian side, I included iconic Canadian images such as an owl and a red dirt road in PEI."
- N. Takeuchi
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We represent emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on contemporary art.

We handle custom framing on behalf of our collectors. We work with trusted framers based in Ottawa. Framing takes 2 to 3 weeks. Quotes are provided before fabrication.

We offer a complimentary service to deliver, hang, and install artwork for collectors in Ottawa.

For all other major Canadian cities we have a list of recommended art handlers.

We provide both domestic and international shipping. Quotes are prepared on a case by case basis depending on the size, weight, and medium of the artwork as well as its destination.

We are located in the heart of the Glebe neighbourhood at the intersection of Bank Street and Fifth Avenue. Metered street parking is available infront of the gallery and 1-hour parking on the residential streets surrounding the gallery.