March 14-April 17 — Artist Mitsuko Namiki will showcase her exhibition “New Work” at First Independent Gallery, Bergamot Station G6, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. A reception will be held on Saturday, March 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Namiki’s abstract paintings explore the complicated landscape of the subconscious. Her abstractions are compositions of constantly shifting spatial relationships through which her explosive brushstrokes twist and churn. Her unusual color palette, filled with browns, reds and oranges, adds to the psychological impact. These are intuitive paintings, reflective and personal, vivid and very alive. The artist says of her paintings, “To me the white canvas means universe. There is no preconceived idea and any thought, simply I try to find the door to enter. Simply, the action creates something and that something creates another something, eventually these somethings start to become the work.”
Mitsuko Namiki was born in Japan. She earned a B.A. from Tokyo Joshi Daigaku University, and an M.A. from the California State University, Long Beach and has been exhibiting since 1976.
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Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat, 11am – 5pm, and by appointment