Valley House Gallery is honored to present the work of Chaco Terada, a Japanese artist based in Dallas since 1992. Using multiple layers of silk organza, sumi ink, mineral pigments, and archival pigment printing, she gives us small scale windows to her private reflections. Her art comes from experiences and feelings that progress as she builds aspects of an image in her thoughts for a year or longer.
When she was four years old, she began to practice calligraphy with her father, Yhohei Terada, a master calligrapher and professor at Toyama University in Japan. Even in childhood Chaco departed from a strict observance of the master’s style for a more poetic interpretation. She realized the importance of calligraphy to communicate when language was difficult during travels to ten countries as a part of the cultural exchange programs, Up with People and The Ship for World Youth. That lifelong independent spirit is personified in the power of movement and energy in her calligraphy as it floats within images.
"How can I say... my artwork is always in progress. There is not a goal. It is all about enjoying the process of every moment." -Chaco Terada
Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, December 14, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Visit the gallery for Coffee and Conversation with Chaco Terada on Saturday, January 4, 11:00am to 12:00pm.