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Matsumi Kanemitsu: Metamorphic Effects

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Matsumi Kanemitsu: Metamorphic Effects
Curated by: Kris Kuramitsu

1811 E. 20th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
October 5th, 2014 - December 20th, 2014
Opening: October 5th, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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http://www.tmr.la
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downtown/east la
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info@tmr.la
PHONE:  
213-749-1200
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 11-6
COST:  
None

DESCRIPTION

Matsumi Kanemitsu was a second generation Abstract Expressionist, a master of painterly color, line and gesture who influenced generations of artists in Los Angeles from the 1960s to the1980s. Matsumi Kanemitsu: Metamorphic Effects considers for the first time in nearly twenty years the artist’s contributions to the critical dialogue surrounding painterly abstraction. Known for both bold, atmospheric abstractions and his facility with lithography, Kanemitsu explored the efficacy of the gesture throughout his decades long career. The title of this show, from a 1967 statement by the artist that declared: “I want personal marks. Surface variations. Cubist and Oriental calligraphic space…Metamorphic effects,” highlights the influence of drawing and gestural work on his broader approach to painting.

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