Friday, May 13, 2016

Chizuru Morii Kaplan - Studio Visit

Dreamy cityscapes and landscapes abound in Chizuru Morii Kaplan's studio on the Upper, Upper Eastside, often known as Spanish Harlem.  It's a bustling building full of exciting art - and lovely artists.  Today I am highlighting one and will post others in the near future.

Here are details from buildings not far from the Musée d'Orsay, which I'll look for during my week in Paris.  Wondrous in their evocative interpretation, the face of the woman seems to come from the recesses of our memory.  This appeal to our collective reserves of past experiences is the great force that keeps us looking, studying Kaplan's work.  Always a pleasure to pour over, searching for clues that connect these places to our own lives.

Chiruru Morii Kaplan is a Japanese architect and interior designer, who has free-lanced in Toyko, Chicago and New York, working for several major firms such as I. M. Pei, Edward Larrabee Barnes and Junzo Sakakura.  She transitioned into producing art full time less than ten years ago, having studied at the Arts Students League with the celebrated watercolorist Paul Ching-Bor since 2007.

Recently, I posted news of her last exhibition at Hubert Gallery. I will send out information about her exhibition in June within the next few weeks.

Best wishes for the week,
Beth New York

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Beth S.Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D

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