Ravizza Brownfield Gallery is pleased to present 響 (Hibiki) Resonance, a solo exhibition by Chiho Ushio, in our second annual show featuring work by a Hawaii-based artist. The exhibition showcases three different bodies of work, Mauli Ola, multi-layered woodcut prints on paper, Phantasm, paintings-cum-sculpture using unconventional materials on Plexiglas, and the artist’s most recent work, 響 Resonance, a series of large-scale stone lithographic monoprints on paper. Working from experiential interactions with nature, the artist uses a multidisciplinary approach to capture the elusive nature of light as it interacts with the universe.
What are the visible and the invisible boundaries between the relationship of oneself and nature? Is it a boundary or a mere disconnect? If so, is it of the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual? Ushio explores such questions in cultural, historical, mythological, and metaphysical contexts through her artistic practice.
響(Hibiki) Resonance is derived from a concept sprung from Ushio’s practice of holistic medicine and quantum waves healing. Three large framed works, roughly 4 by 6 feet in size, are comprised from an array of 12 prints, each with what looks to be an infinite ocean of blue dots. Each distinct, the blue dots personify the residuals of the collective particles that make up the essence and interplay of vibrations of the universe.