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Galleri Urbane presents Loring Taoka: "vs" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Loring Taoka

Galleri Urbane will present "vs," an exhibition of artworks by Loring Taoka. Taoka’s work takes as its basis a pseudo-"X" shape, which the artist duplicates, layers, and takes apart until it dissolves, losing inherent meaning.

Brightly colored UV prints on plexiglass meld transparencies and hard edges. Opposite them, white impastos on white panels replicate the negative space of the plexiglass pattern, the surface itself proffering a game of subtle whites and grays that confound spatial depth. Several fragile, matte gouache paintings on paper oppose artworks of acrylic on panel. The contrasts of colors and surfaces elicit unsettling visceral responses.

Placing others and the self in a mirror requires dedicated unpacking and patience. The grid functions as the origin of pattern but also an embodiment of rigidity. Embracing a practice of risk-taking, the exhibition unites more varied media than previous ones, reveling in zones of ambiguity. It challenges preconceived aesthetic notions, ideas of authenticity, and truth.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through May 6.

Galleri Urbane will present "vs," an exhibition of artworks by Loring Taoka. Taoka’s work takes as its basis a pseudo-"X" shape, which the artist duplicates, layers, and takes apart until it dissolves, losing inherent meaning.

Brightly colored UV prints on plexiglass meld transparencies and hard edges. Opposite them, white impastos on white panels replicate the negative space of the plexiglass pattern, the surface itself proffering a game of subtle whites and grays that confound spatial depth. Several fragile, matte gouache paintings on paper oppose artworks of acrylic on panel. The contrasts of colors and surfaces elicit unsettling visceral responses.

Placing others and the self in a mirror requires dedicated unpacking and patience. The grid functions as the origin of pattern but also an embodiment of rigidity. Embracing a practice of risk-taking, the exhibition unites more varied media than previous ones, reveling in zones of ambiguity. It challenges preconceived aesthetic notions, ideas of authenticity, and truth.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through May 6.

WHEN

WHERE

Galleri Urbane Dallas
2277 Monitor St, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://www.galleriurbane.com/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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