Strophes on Stripes
September 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018
155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Strophes on Stripes, the first solo exhibition of acrylic paintings by National Artist Mineko Yoshida. The exhibition brings together a body of work from the Stripe Painting series created by the artist in 2017.
For the creation of these works, Yoshida starts by spray painting “stripes” onto 60’’ x 60’’ special Yupo paper (recyclable and synthetic waterproof paper) where they act as lines of a notebook, or lanes on a wide highway. The “strophes” which live in between the stripes and reference the first division of a Greek choral ode are the abstract characters that seemingly dance around the perimeter of each lane. These are added spontaneously – a technique that allows the artist the structural freedom in her work that she enjoys.