Michele Kishita: Recent Work

January 13 - February 3, 2018

Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 13, 6-9pm
Artist talk: Fri., Jan. 26, 6:30pm

NoBA Salonspace

206 Bala Avenue

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 

Fridays 5-8pm, Saturdays 12-6pm and by appt.

Call Susanna Gold at 610-368-6927 or email susannawgold@gmail.com

Arizona Monsoons,  2017, latex, gold leaf on wood panel, diptych, 23” x 23” each panel

NoBA Salonspace welcomes Michele Kishita back to Philadelphia after her OCHO artist residency in Questa, New Mexico. Her newest prints, influenced by the light, air, landscape, and lived experience of her environment, have their first viewing in these galleries. They appear quite distinct from other works in her production, as they respond to entirely different physical, geographic, and climatic contexts. Juxtaposed with her recent paintings on wood panel that collectively describe the pale freeze of mid-winter; the new growth of spring; the calm and fluidity of bodies of water at specific moments of the day; and the interplay of light, shadow, and speed recalling movement through the urban landscape, Kishita’s prints, reflecting the heat -- and the chill -- of the mountainous American southwest, expand our range of reactions to the spaces we inhabit.

 

Stylistically, Kishita’s work is deeply influenced by the strong lines and compressed space of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, particularly the landscapes and natural world imagery of Hiroshige and Hokusai. In addition to creating her own work, Kishita is a Japanese print consultant who authenticates, translates, and appraises woodblock prints. 

Sunset at Sea
2016, latex on birch panel, 20”x20”, $1,500
Mid-Afternoon, Verdant
2016, latex on birch panel, 12"x12", $450
Silent Flurry, Sangre de Cristos
2017, monoprint with pastel and colored pencil on BFK Rives, 16.5” x 13.5”, $450
Early Evening, Questa
2017, monoprint with pastel and colored pencil on Arches 88, 16.5” x 13.5”, $450
Winter Starlight, Taos
2017, monoprint with pastel and colored pencil on Arches 88, 16.5” x 13.5”, $450
Sunset, Rio Grande Gorge
2017, monoprint with pastel and colored pencil on BFK Rives, 16.5” x 13.5”, $450
Sunfire, Eldorado at Santa Fe
2017, monoprint with pastel and colored pencil on Arches 88, 16.5” x 13.5”, $450
Winter Morning, Arroyo Seco
2017, monoprint with pastel and colored pencil on Arches 88, 16.5” x 13.5”, $450
Tow Path Mid-February
2017, latex on birch panel, 47.5” x 47.5”, $5,500
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