||Glimpse presents Kaori Fukuyama and Lisa Kohl, two women who explore personal and cultural identity with colorfully applied renditions of ancient art practices.
Ms. Fukuyama, trained from childhood in the art of Japanese calligraphy, takes from her studies the essence of the artform in its dualistic qualities: powerful yet graceful; dynamic yet subtle; hard yet soft. The space around the images plays just as important a role in the expression of her work as the images themselves. The starting simplicity of her faux encaustic painting In The Orchard No.3 is a perfect example of the space around the image telling a story that enriches the objects that it supports.
In contrast, the boldly frenetic images of Lisa Kohl’s work are Fauvist masterpieces of pattern, texture and color. Ms. Kohl’s powerful, primitive female images harken back to the ancient era of feminine fertility goddesses. Her work is a joyful nod to both past and present that perfectly celebrates her feminine subjects.