Twentieth Century Paintings, Prints, Computer Art and Sculpture
Introducing 'New To The Gallery' - Japanese Printmakers Rieko Fujinami and Kenichi
Horizons 3 © 1996 Susumu Endo.
Exhibit at The Williams Gallery
8 Chambers Street, Princeton NJ.
June 20 - August 15, 1998
Wednesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM & by appointment.
Space & Space - Nature 1 © 1992 Susumu Endo.
RIEKO FUJINAMI received her BA (Bachelor of Arts) from Tokyo University of Art & Design and her MA (Master of Arts) from Tama Art University, Japan. Over the past 12 years she has taken awards in set production, book cover and book illustration and calendar illustration. The limited edition chine collages prints currently on exhibit are based on early botanical illustrations. REIKO'S treatment of the imagery reflects the subtleties and nuances inherent in traditional Japanese art.
The artist explains, "I attempt to take in the human memories and nostalgia locked up inside objects or forms. In this approach, I do not attempt to seize the objective existence of a thing. Rather, I try to grasp the existence - perhaps I should say latent existence - with which the object describes itself through interaction with people and through memories of it which are present among people."
KENICHI TANAKA was born in 1954 in Sapporo. He began his art career in
Tokyo as a graphic designer and soon extended his talents into fine art printmaking. His
earliest works were mainly in the lithography medium, though over the last
four years has become increasingly three-dimensional. In the "Here/There" series currently on display /the artist uses a process called cast paper for which he sculpts a very detailed model using clay, makes a mold from the clay prototype, and then makes a cast using handmade paper and other materials to give the required stiffness. The resulting work, based in traditional techniques" has a distinctly "now" contemporary Japanese aesthetic.
Mr. Tanaka is a member of the Tokyo-based International Print Exchange Assoc. He has exhibited in the invitational Contemporary Japanese Printmaker show in NY in 1996 and has a number of one-person exhibitions in Japan.
ALSO ON VIEW: A representative selection of art works by gallery artist's who have exhibited over the past season., including Jerome Collins, George Cramer, Susumu Endo, Thomas George, Margaret K. Johnson, Kaigwa, Manfred Mohr, Sally Spofford, Manfred Mohr and Gar Waterman.