Follow the Line at Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque
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Follow the Line

Wednesday Feb 14, 2018

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514 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Wall sculptures and works on paper based on Amidakuji, a Japanese game of chance from Emi Ozawa. Runs through 3/2.

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Follow the Line, new wall sculptures and works on paper by Emi Ozawa. She created this body of work at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program from 2016 to 2017. Several of her pieces are based on Amidakuji, a Japanese game of chance learned by every school-aged child. If you follow the line, you find the winner. 

While working in her large studio in Roswell, Ozawa chose to increase the scale of her work. Her painted wood wall sculptures explore color, line, volume, geometry, and shadow. Her playful yet purposeful compositions change when the viewer moves around the work. Carefully crafted and finished, the sculptures are made of either mahogany or poplar, painted with acrylic. 

This exhibition also includes works on paper. Central to Ozawa’s studio practice is an elaborate model-making process. She chose to refine these models and present them as limited editions. They show how she can generate form and structure with paper. 

Originally from Tokyo, Ozawa currently lives and works in Albuquerque. She studied woodworking at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and later earned an MFA in furniture design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Ozawa has exhibited work throughout the United States as well as in the UK and Japan.

Images for this exhibition can be found on our website High-resolution images are available on request.

Dates: January 12–March 2, 2018

Gallery Reception: Saturday, January 27, 6–8 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm

Emi Ozawa, Amidakuji, 2016, acrylic on mahogany

Gallery Reception: Saturday, January 27, 6–8 pm

See also: Culture Shock

Playing with Shape

Emi Ozawa prompts viewers to Follow the Line toward wonder

Ozawa mimics the playful geometry of a common Japanese game in “Amidakuji”
Emi Ozawa, courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery
Emi Ozawa's Follow the Line exhibition of large, wooden sculpture and smaller framed paper pieces is based on amidakuji, a common game of chance in Japan.

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