Kazuyuki Takezaki “Heaven Hill”
This event has ended.
“Heaven Hill”, the exhibition title is drawn both from Takezaki’s personal experience as well as pre-existing language used to designate a commercial object in the world. This appropriation of language, “Heaven Hill”, “Rawlings” was present as far back as Takezaki’s 2008 exhibition with the gallery. Takezaki’s approach to landscape is not representation via a personally developed technique;but, rather he utilizes elements of historical, abstract representation such as woodblock prints and complicates these formally - primarily though the use of collage.While in the past Takezaki’s landscapes were informed by an environment marked by human intervention, he presently lives in the lush natural landscape of the island of Shodojima; this environment prompted a routine practice of drawing which in turn defined his more recent paintings. Not simply representations of the natural landscape, Takezaki’s new work capture the climate, atmosphere and artifice of the site. When presented in the context of an exhibition, Takezaki’s in stretched canvas works are installed folded over a wooden hanging bar thus eventuating their sculptural quality.
from July 24, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Opening Reception on 2016-07-24 from 13:00 to 16:00