Masako Inkyo, Momiji (Maples Leaves), 2015
Nothing lasts forever. We know this all too well, particularly now with the devastating effects of two recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, and the sudden death of rock-star icon Prince.
Utsuroi in Japanese means transitions. Loss forces us into transition - as shock and mourning process the irreversible. Utsuroi Transitions is the title of Masako Inkyo's current exhibition at Anderson Chase Gallery in Goldens Bridge, NY. Originally dedicated to seasonal change (autumn, winter, spring and,summer), today the exhibition addresses so much more.
Chizuru Morii Kaplan, Beach Lane, East Hampton III, 2016
Chizuru Morii Kaplan too invokes a sense of utsuori in her exhibition of landscapes at Hubert Gallery in Manhattan. Here she reflects on the transience of time, nature, and perception. Breathtaking in size and scope, these paintings capture atmospheric instability, The Emergent Image (which is the title of this group show with Elizabeth Allison and Kathryn Keller Larkins). While these images seem to "emerge," the artists provide us with an opportunity to contemplate transitional, ephemeral phenomena, such as light, clouds and weather. We savor the fleeing in an ocular embrace.
Chiruzu Kaplan's participation in The Emergent Image: Land, Sea and City, Hubert Gallery, 1046 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. ,
Both close on Saturday, April 30th. Please check the galleries' websites for details.
Beth New York
aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
Director, New York Arts Exchange