Kikuko Morimoto Art at The Yard

November 1, 2017/ by Olivia Ramirez

On November 16th, The Yard: Lincoln Square will welcome its latest art gallery exhibit “Luminosity of Color” by Kikuko Morimoto. Curated by Hande Oynar, the exhibit features colorful paintings inspired by stimuli observed in New York City’s day-to-day life.

Join us on the 16th for an art opening reception. Together, we will enjoy a short meditation, which will be followed by an artist talk with Kikuko. Afterwards, you will be invited to admire artworks on every floor while mingling with The Yard community!

Schedule of events:

  • 6.00 pm meditation
  • 6.20 pm artist talk
  • 6.40 pm – 8.00 pm reception

About the Exhibit

In her radiant paintings, Kikuko Morimoto aims to capture the essence of color. Not only the essence of the colors she sees but also the ones she experiences. Her imagination can be triggered by myriad signage in the city, clothes people wear on the street, or the reflection from someone’s phone screen on the subway. Sometimes she dreams up a whole painting while she’s sleeping and sometimes colors come to her during her daily meditation practice.

Morimoto’s process involves ripping pieces of paper, painting them separately, and then combining them. She treats the stretched canvas merely as a tool to hang her colors on the wall. If there were another way to experience paintings, she would prefer to have them floating around – like colorful clouds up in the air. Hence the corporeal quality of her paintings, each layer in a perpetual attempt at jumping out of the surface of the canvas and coming to its own.

The exhibit will run through January 15th, 2018.

Special thanks to Hande Oynar for bringing this beautiful exhibit to The Yard and to Kikuko Morimoto for highlighting the simple beauties found in New York.

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Read more about our Art Program.