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GREEN CHALK CONTEMPORARY

542 ORTIZ AVE

SAND CITY , CA 93955

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PRESS RELEASE

 

TITLE: SEIKO ATSUTA PURDUE  |   PRESS AND TWIST

DATES: Sept 12- Oct 31

LAUNCH PARTY: Sept 12, 6- 8pm

PLACE: Green Chalk Contemporary, 616 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA  93940


Green Chalk Contemporary is pleased to present PRESS AND TWIST- a monumental solo exhibition by Seiko Atsuta Purdue. Widely shown in the United States, Canada and Japan this show marks her debut in California.

Since moving to the United States, Purdue has been exploring the connections between Japanese and American cultures. Challenging notions of beauty and power, the work of Ms. Purdue uses Japanese craft processes to explore the world at large. By substituting traditional materials for contemporary symbols of destruction, innocence, and violence, her work proposes powerful juxtapositions that question the implications of global culture.

 

PRESS AND TWIST includes the installation BERRY GROVE, which uses a contemporary shibori (Japanese tie-dyeing) process and handmade paper pieces created in Fukui, Japan during Purdue’s recent residency.

 

Her BULLET CLOTH series is highly influenced by the everyday gun incidents in the US. In Japan, it is rare for people to own firearms. That she is able to own guns and bullets in the US came as a shocking cultural difference.

 

The war in Iraq and the conflict in Israel/Palestine, the 9/11 terriorist attack as the many recent US massacures have impacted her work as well. When considering these times, Purdue can’t help but think about her own country’s tragic history. In countries that have not experienced the devastation of Hiroshima, it may be easy to forget the ordinary human lives at the center of the tragedy of war.

 

Many of the handmade paper cast pieces are inspired by experiences with her daughter. Since her birth, Ms. Purdue has been working on themes of second generation Japanese Americans (Nisei) and motherhood. 

 

Gallery hours are 1- 6pm Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. www.greenchalkcontemporary.com    greenchalkcontemporary@gmail.com

                                                                                

Events Sponsored by Benihana Restaurant, and Crystal Fish

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

SEIKO ATSUTA PURDUE  |   PRESS AND TWIST

DATES: Sept 12- Oct 31, 2015

LAUNCH PARTY: Sept 12, 6- 8pm

PLACE: Green Chalk Contemporary, 616 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA  93940


Green Chalk Contemporary is pleased to present PRESS AND TWIST- a monumental solo exhibition by Seiko Atsuta Purdue. Widely shown in the United States, Canada and Japan this show marks her debut in California.

Since moving to the United States, Purdue has been exploring the connections between Japanese and American cultures. Challenging notions of beauty and power, the work of Ms. Purdue uses Japanese craft processes to explore the world at large. By substituting traditional materials for contemporary symbols of destruction, innocence, and violence, her work proposes powerful juxtapositions that question the implications of global culture.

 

PRESS AND TWIST includes the installation BERRY GROVE, which uses a contemporary shibori (Japanese tie-dyeing) process and handmade paper pieces created in Fukui, Japan during Purdue’s recent residency.

 

Her BULLET CLOTH series is highly influenced by the everyday gun incidents in the US. In Japan, it is rare for people to own firearms. That she is able to own guns and bullets in the US came as a shocking cultural difference.

 

The war in Iraq and the conflict in Israel/Palestine, the 9/11 terriorist attack as the many recent US massacres have impacted her work as well. When considering these times, Purdue can’t help but think about her own country’s tragic history. In countries that have not experienced the devastation of Hiroshima, it may be easy to forget the ordinary human lives at the center of the tragedy of war.

 

Many of the handmade paper cast pieces are inspired by experiences with her daughter. Since her birth, Ms. Purdue has been working on themes of second generation Japanese Americans (Nisei) and motherhood. 

 

                                                                                

Events Sponsored by Benihana Restaurant, and Crystal Fish