Paul Horiuchi | Master of Collage
Reception: Thursday October 1st, 2015 5:30 - 8:30
Closes: October 24th, 2015
"I believe painting must be both a distillation and an invention. The source continues to be earth and sky, growth and the seasons; but there continue to be new ways of seeing and thinking about these things."
Over his lifetime, Paul Horiuchi (1906-1999) has given us images of originality and beauty. He matured as an artist in the company of Mark Tobey, Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan to name a few. Many have acknowledged Horiuchi as a "world master of contemporary collage". He sought to capture nature; inspired by weathered notices posted on street corners in the International District. Horiuchi realized their beauty.
Horiuchi said that his collages are "attempts to produce areas of peace and serenity with which to balance the sensationalism- the fast, hard tempo- of our time." Through his skillful use of paint and Japanese rice paper he has become a master at communicating this wish to his audience.
This special exhibition of his signature style collage paintings is a celebration of Paul Horiuchi's accomplishments as one of the significant American Artists of the 20th century.