Gallery: Images of Grace - Charis and Hours

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Sacrificial Grace
Sacrificial Grace
Private Collection
Mineral Pigments, Gold on Kumohada
90x66"
1997
Tree Grace
Tree Grace
Private Collection
Gold, Silver, Mineral Pigments on Kumohada
1998
48x60"
Grace Psalm
Grace Psalm
Collection of Cincinatti Art Museum
Mineral Pigments, silver, gold on Kumohada
89x66"
1997
Grace Foretold
Grace Foretold
Mineral Pigments, Gold on Kumohada
Charis
Charis
Mineral Pigments, Gold on Kumohada
89x132 (diptych)
2008

Exhibited at Dillon Gallery in 2008, and at Gallery Exit in Hong Kong in 2009-2010, Charis uses over a thousand sheets of Japanese gold foils in multiple layers over mineral pigment gestures.  Dillon Gallery press release notes:

"In homage to Willem de Kooning, gold moves in a dispersed, gestured movement. His interest in abstraction is in the essentiation of reality, which he believes, de Kooning was interested in as well. In that search, he creates space that is both flat and spatial. Gold is that paradox: it creates space (by being semi-transparent) and remains flat (by being mirror-like) at the same time. Perhaps the only way that an 'essential flatness' can be full of created space is by using gold."

January Hour - Epiphany
January Hour - Epiphany
76.4x102.8", Mineral Pigments, Gold and Silver on Kumohada, 1997-1998, Collection of The Saint Louis Art Museum
November Hour
Mineral Pigments, Gold on Kumohada
Grace Hour
Grace Hour
Mineral Pigments and Gold on Kumohada
157x122 cm
1999

Currently on exhibit at Sato Museum, Tokyo.