Galleri Urbane is pleased to present Loring Taoka's solo exhibition "Counteract," the artist's second with the gallery. Taoka's paintings on plexiglass are an exploration of visual optics. The artist takes basic geometry as a starting point, and uses it to build more complex forms that suggest a digitally rendered model floating in space. He is able to achieve various visual effects by flattening certain aspects of the shape with saturated hues of color and inverting highlights and shadows that distort it in surprising ways. There lies a tension between the illusion of a digitally produced model and the reality of a painting produced by the hand of the artist. Ultimately, the artist seeks to call the viewer to question what they are seeing, what they are understanding, and how that understanding shifts as one moves in space. A full press release for the exhibition can be read here.
Please join us for an opening reception on Saturday, February 17th from 6:30 to 8:30.
Prior to the reception, artist Jeffrey Cortland Jones will give a talk at 5:30pm on his exhibition opening in Gallery Two, followed byLoring Taoka's talk at 6 p.m.