Varda Caivano Exhibition
[image: ©Varda Caivano]
This event has ended.
This is Caivano’s third exhibition, and her first in three years, at Tomio Koyama Gallery. Featuring new work, it invites the viewer to discover how the works resonate among themselves and the new gallery space in Roppongi. While at once being aware of surface effects on the picture plane, Caivano’s paintings attempt to establish contact points of time and space. They embrace both improvisation and orientation, and materiality and illusion, earnestly pursuing the possibilities of abstract painting.
Art critic Minoru Shimizu observes of Caivano’s work as follows:
“Her art is an endless collage, composed of varied brushstrokes and unpainted white areas, individual works and the walls of the exhibition space, and the overall installation and position of the viewer … Caivano’s installations are like paintings, the individual works performing in the same way as separate strokes of the brush, and her paintings are like installations composed of discrete touches of paint. Caivano’s works are ‘untitled’ because they are, in principle, open ended. The viewer makes the next move, pushing the collage further and obtaining the freedom to perceive frames with diverse meanings.”
(Minoru Shimizu, “Vardia Caivano ? Exploring “Untitled” Games of Painting” in Vardia Caivano: “Inner Me” catalogue, Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2009.)
from December 16, 2016 to February 04, 2017
Opening Reception on 2016-12-16 from 18:00 to 20:00