KOICHI YAMAMOTO

written by Judith Taylor Working with multiple engraved plexiglass plates, the artist layered elements to project a sense of animation and imagination.  Koichi Yamamoto merges the traditional and contemporary, creating innovative approaches to the language of printmaking. In Aspect Ratio, his current installation at Gallery Shoal Creek, the master printmaker, internationally known for his complex engravings, turns his focus to … Continue reading KOICHI YAMAMOTO

Julia Lucey

Natural Wonders written by Ellen Heck Julia Lucey’s current show at Wally Workman, Forest for the Trees, is a series of windows into a world of interwoven wildlife. Looking at nature through multiple lenses, Lucey reveals layers of meaning with an almost ecclesiastical sense of wonder. Like the natural world, she uses color and contrast … Continue reading Julia Lucey

THE END OF BLACK

Koichi Yamamoto by Veronica Ceci It is impossible to discern whether, for artist Koichi Yamamoto, Morocco was the beginning of color, or the end of black. Decades spent perfecting his printmaking technique had been done, like the old masters, in only black inks. However, something changed in Morocco, the site of the last of three … Continue reading THE END OF BLACK