Intimate Relativity: Paintings by Shigeno Ichimura
Mixed media paintings that look like they were mechanically produced but in fact, each individual dot has been meticulously squeezed out by the artist's own hands. Each dot, painted with systematic regularity, represents individuality as well as the seconds that tick away with the passage of time, never to be repeated.
My works begin with one small dot, squeezed out by hand onto canvas. I have created many of these small dots, and will do so for years to come. One small dot evokes many others, finally forming a group, a gathering that seems to have purpose. Each small dot works together with the rest, calling out to the others, reaffirming both its isolation and its place in the group. For me, it all begins with a single dot.On view at Base Gallery Sept. 5 – Oct. 17.