June 5, 2021
The gallery is temporarily closed until the City’s state of emergency is over. Once we reopen, we announce new dates for upcoming show. In the meanwhile, be safe and stay well.
“I am a composer/musician who uses chance and indeterminacy in my sonic work. I began doing ink drawings some time ago, inspired by the T’ang era poet and painter Wang Wei. I set a series of his 5-character quatrains and much admired his landscape paintings. In the beginning, I tried to paint “things,” and in looking at them as I worked, I was always disappointed because they didn’t “look” like the “thing.” So I decided to remove the “looking.” I then only worked on these ink drawings at night without light, so that all I saw was the rice paper (white) and all inks and water (dark). Without seeing anything other than the change from the light surface to a dark surface, I work without knowing what kind of image my gestures will render until the next morning. Mystified and delighted, I would ask myself, “Who did this?” without ever finding an answer.” John King