September 07 – November 01, 2007
Artist: Ayumi Tamaki
This is the first solo show of Japanese artist Ayumi Tamaki. The show features a series of photographs of plants, simple drawings and collages of pressed plants, which come together to create a harmonious visual experience. Color and composition have always been important for the artist. Tamaki’s new work is at times reminiscent of Ukiyo, traditional Japanese woodcarvings, and it’s unique compositions, as well as Bauhaus and its radically simplified forms.
For this exhibition, she translates the essence of dawn, still air and pastel colors of the sky during the sunrise, into a 2 dimensional world. Orange, yellow and silver colors in her drawing are visual manifestations of first light and reflection of light in air. Her minimalist esthetics creates a serene refuge in a complex everyday life.
Ayumi Tamaki was born in Okinawa, Japan and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
Her artworks have been shown at Aljira a center for contemporary art, Newark, NJ, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA, Asian Photo Biennial in Tokyo, Smack Mellon Studio in Brooklyn, NY.