Onishi Gallery is proud to present Emi Uchida in a solo show, Trace. In this exhibition, Uchida presents a new body of art in which she builds on the beautiful colors in her former work by adding charcoal lines on top of her colorful oil paintings. Her paintings use fresh and transparent colors echoing watercolor. Her process of laying lines is a way of finding herself through her paintings, which represent both her body and her soul.
Whether Uchida’s charcoal lines are thick, thin, quick, slow, strong or delicate, each stroke makes her aware of the passage of time and the singularity of each moment. Uchida considers her lines a trace of both herself and time; each line on the canvas is different and is impossible to replicate. When Uchida’s lines are piled on each canvas, they merge into one unified plane.
Emi Uchida Trace
December 4 – 23, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 4, 6-8 pm
521 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm