Tis The Season!
Featuring Works by Qin Feng, Taiga Chiba, Toru Sugita, Kumiko Yasukawa
1, 2004 – January 8, 2005
(Vancouver) is pleased to present a special collection
to carry us from the smoky days of autumn into
the cool, crisp
days of winter. Featured works will include ink
paintings by Qin
Feng, ink paintings by Taiga Chiba, etchings by Toru
photographic-based media by Kumiko Yakusawa. Tis
the Season will
run from November 1, 2004 to January 8, 2005.
Qin Feng was born in 1961 in Xinjiang Province in China and currently works and resides in the United States. Civilization Landscapes is his most-recent series of ink paintings. Qin hopes to create his own language and system of signs and symbols, re-creating and representing ancient cultures and civilizations that disappeared long ago.
Currently living and working in Vancouver, BC, Taiga Chiba created his Ancestors and Ancient Life series using the traditional Japanese Sumi-e painting technique (painting with black ink on rice paper). Playful, spontaneous, and organic, the artist’s subjects are quirky and eccentric, reminiscent of observing single-celled life forms through a microscope or of pre-historic creatures who inhabited our world many lifetimes ago.
feels moved when sunlight touches an object strongly
afternoon, making a momentary drama of color and
shape. These shapes and
colors may change or disappear in the next
moment. Sugita tries
to capture this moment and express it in his
art. Working with
the intaglio process, mainly on etching and aquatint,
the artist finds
he can express his feelings best using tones of black
Toru Sugita lives and works in San Francisco,
Born in Tokyo in 1975, Kumiko Yasukawa has lived and worked in Vancouver since 1993. Her process combines traditional and digital photographic techniques to arrive at an aesthetic that is both ancient and futuristic. Her most recent KUKI project follows her previous series MIZU, and is part of a continuing project that explores universal elements to find renderings of the invisible - in fact making the invisible visible.