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This exhibition of recent work by Shohei Takasaki presents narratives of the ephemerality of relationships and the inevitability of loss. Takasaki has said that the works are meant “to reflect on how my generation is doing nothing, while waiting for something to happen."

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In these recent paintings, Takasaki uses the formal device of painted frames to enclose simple, graphic shapes. The exhibition comprises several series, each presenting a different narrative of the ephermerality of relationships and inevitability of loss. Takasaki has said that the works are meant “to reflect on how my generation is doing nothing, while waiting for something to happen." In …

In these recent paintings, Takasaki uses the formal device of painted frames to enclose simple, graphic shapes. The exhibition comprises several series, each presenting a different narrative of the ephermerality of relationships and inevitability of loss. Takasaki has said that the works are meant “to reflect on how my generation is doing nothing, while waiting for something to happen." In these moments of stasis, he says, even the smallest details and movements are seen.

Presented in the gallery May 17 through 27, the exhibition continues online from May 30 through June 24, 2017.

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Upfor
Portland

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upfor.digital (online-only exhibitions)
Portland, Oregon, US