Friday Feb 7, 2014
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Featuring work by two of Japan's leading printmakers: Takahiko Hayashi and Ando Shinji.
Matrix is pleased to announce two of the leading printmakers in Japan; Takahiko Hayashi and Ando Shinji. Takahiko Hayashi is a rising star in Japan. His work has a mystical quality and the titles reflect interest in philosophy as well as natural phenomena. His etchings are composed out of hundreds of detailed lines creating masterfully bold abstractions. Â Ando Shinji creates highly detailed botanical etchings in which he combines several plates with chine collÃ© to achieve a maximum saturation of color. Shinji custom dyes Gampi paper for maximum control of his overall color scheme. His subjects often emanate out of a soft shadow into subdued light, giving them a sense of wonder, as if seen unexpectedly in their inherent beauty. Â Â Exhibition dates: February 7 â 28, 2014 First Friday Reception: February 7, 2014 from 5 to 8PM Â Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 â 6; Tuesday 10 - 4, Closed Monday Â