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October 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
September 27 – October 15
Reception: October 7, 5-7pm
Strata Gallery presents its Established Member solo exhibition, Tidal Time by Dallas-based artist Nishiki Sugawara-Beda. The exhibition opens on September 17, and an artist reception will be held on October 7, 5-7 pm.
Nishiki Sugawara-Beda is a Japanese American visual artist working primarily on painting. She draws on her Japanese heritage to explore themes related to culture, language, and spirituality rooted in Zen Buddhism. Connecting across space and time, she experiments with ancient Japanese materials and techniques, including Sumi ink and Kakejiku landscapes, to merge them with abstract and expressive forms familiar to the modern Western aesthetic.
Sugawara-Beda states, “the series of work, KuroKuroShiro, meaning black-black-white in Japanese, offers internal landscape for all of us to wonder in and navigate through. I am fascinated with Sumi ink which allows me to connect not only with my own cultural heritage but also with the land we stand on. I am thrilled to share my work with the Santa Fe community!”
Sugawara-Beda exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Exhibition venues include Spartanburg Art Museum (SC), Morris Graves Museum of Art (CA), Dennos Museum (MI), Amos Eno Gallery (NY), Cris Worley Fine Arts (TX), and Asia and Europe. Publications include New American Paintings, AEQAI, Athenaeum Review, London Post, and Art Spiel. Currently, she is an assistant professor at SMU.
Strata Gallery is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm . For more information about Strata Gallery, the current exhibition, and the future schedule of events, please visit the Strata Gallery website and Instagram.