Opening Reception: Saturday February 9th, 12-10pm.
Showing Through: Friday, March 1st, 2019
1523 b Webster St. Oakland, CA 94612
pt. 2 Gallery is excited to announce Amawalk, a solo exhibition by New York-based painter Kenichi Hoshine. The new series of paintings continue Hoshine’s efforts to monumentalize the absurd and mundane through obsessive, detail-oriented process.
Despite using figurative elements, Hoshine doesn’t sketch or draw in an effort to avoid premeditated narrative. Each piece coalesced spontaneously containing elements of Hoshine’s daily life, from PBS documentaries and alchemical manuscripts to music from his teenage years. However, his work doesn’t directly reference these things, they glide through his mind during his process and may not be expressed at all. In his own words, “ The paintings are like an editing room floor; a surface built upon failures and incidental mark making where a friable foundation forms.”
The gallery is located at 1523 b Webster St. and is just blocks away from both 12th & 19th st Bart Stations. Opening receptions at pt.2: are always free and open to the public. To receive a preview of the exhibition please contact [email protected]
Kenichi Hoshine was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1977. He graduated from The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He also teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.