Rakuko Naito Exhibition

Alison Bradley Projects

poster for Rakuko Naito Exhibition
[Image: Rakuko Naito "RN821-65" (1965) Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 21 in.]

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curated by Gabriela Rangel.

The exhibition highlights representative works from the six decades long career of New York based Rakuko Naito (b. Tokyo, 1935) and is the first major gallery survey of the artist, showcasing early monochromatic paintings, a tinted photo-collage, and more recent paper and mesh cage sculptural works. Selected by Rangel, an independent curator and writer, the works on view aim to shed light on the artist’s unique practice, drawing on her early studies and utilization of traditional Japanese painting techniques to challenge pictorial flatness in conversation with the art of her time and in a truly New York practice of experimentation.

RAKUKO NAITO focuses on the artist’s lifelong engagement privileging poetic decisions over art historical labels such as Op art, hard-edge, minimalism and geometric abstraction, decisions which kept her exploring different avenues of abstraction in her own terms.



from November 04, 2021 to December 11, 2021


Rakuko Naito

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