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69 Smith Street Gallery

Exhibition Detail
69 Smith St.
3066 Melbourne

May 1st, 2013 - May 19th, 2013
, Keiko MurakamiKeiko Murakami
© Courtesy of the artist & 69 Smith Street Gallery
Wed-Sat 11-5; Sun 12-5

Elements is a show of new works by Keiko Murakami. The artist is exploring a number of new directions in these works. Conceptually, the works explore the possibilities offered by random layering and repetition as well as the possible creation of new different works from the representation of the same elements in different configurations. She is weaving together what may appear to be random thoughts, feelings, experiences into new more sculptural forms of printmaking. An element is small amount of a quality or feeling, it can take the form of line, streak, or trace, be a face or surface or a dot or spot.
The works take random elements and layer and weave them to create either three dimensional works or lines of prints that are displayed in such a way as to control the viewers gaze and force them to interact with the work in order to view it. This draws the viewer into the work and makes them part of the work itself.

Keiko has an extensive history of exhibiting in both solo and group shows here in Australia and internationally. Her practice has involved both etching and linocut printmaking displayed using conventional methods. These new works however make a radical departure from the conservative traditions of printmaking towards more sculptural use of the medium

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