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Back to Chapter One: 212-Fed-High by Kishi Ui at Court Tree Collective

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Statement

Court Tree Gallery proudly presents the work of Japanese avant-garde artist Kishi Ui. Ui received critical acclaim in Japan before moving to America in the mid 70's. The full exhibit will be a three-part series entitled Story of 2½. This is his first solo exhibition since 1977.

Press Release

As a moving belt-like line finds one direction, a shape floats up like a cell division. It reveals its body and another direction is initiated. The images flow from the simple form of the numeral 2. To the Westerner, words and images remain visually and physically neutral. For the Asian, words are images. Thus, Mr. Ui creates from one image a greater and more profound image through his art. …

As a moving belt-like line finds one direction, a shape floats up like a cell division. It reveals its body and another direction is initiated. The images flow from the simple form of the numeral 2. To the Westerner, words and images remain visually and physically neutral. For the Asian, words are images. Thus, Mr. Ui creates from one image a greater and more profound image through his art. "For me," he says, "signs like 2 or 7 demonstrate embodiment and 3 or 5 are seductive. They actually exist as wind exists. They can also be accepted as routine, everyday objects, like the …

Location

371 Court Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY, US