Ted Kurahara "Portraits: Recent Abstractions 2007-2009"

Walter Randel Gallery

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Walter Randel Gallery announces the second one-person exhibition of the paintings of Ted Kurahara. These abstractions, called "Portraits" are in fact his most recent works exploring color as subjects. They are intense investigations of their interactions and relationships in his most vibrant work to date. An abstract painter born in Seattle, Kurahara has been working in New York and exhibiting world-wide since 1959. Janet Koplos in Art in America's review of his first one-person show at Walter Randel Gallery in 2007 most astutely observed the subtle differences in his manifestly rational panels of color, “the result of these variations is that the whole installation resonates with ricocheting relationships, within single panels, between dual panels, between adjacent works and even across the room." Subtlety and delicate modulations are key elements in his approach to painting. One such work in the exhibition which verifies this claim is the mysterious diptych entitled Basho: Three Greys over Black. Though the exhibition includes "portraits" of rich reds, joyful yellows and brooding blues, it is Kurahara’s works with black and white which are the most challenging and rigorous, as the artist comments, " I use just black and white for their simplicity; but also for their complexity, as all colors reside there."

[Image: Ted Kurahara "Portrait of Tints of Cadmium Yellow Medium" (2009) Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 24 in.]



from September 17, 2009 to October 31, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-09-17 from 18:00 to 20:00


Ted Kurahara

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