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Exhibition: LIGHT — Paintings by Aoi Nakamura
December 7, 2013 - December 22, 2013
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is delighted to announce LIGHT, an exhibition of paintings by Japan-based painter and pottery artist Aoi Nakamura from December 8 – 22, 2013. The exhibition consists of 15 abstract and semi-abstract works in acrylic on canvas.
In lieu of an opening reception, we invite everyone to meet the artist at the CRS Holiday Reception on Saturday, Dec 14 from 8:30 – 10 pm ($15 at the door).
“Motherly soft light in nature, beautiful shine, dynamic and powerful energy, lights lying in the deep human soul, lights that come from the unconscious mind — those are the things I would like to express in my paintings.
“Today, we face many problems, hardships, agonies and conflicts both on a social and personal level but, whatever those things are, I believe that there always are rays of hope. When I paint, I always try to look into an image that comes from my unconscious mind and have such rays of light spread out in my work.” — Aoi Nakamura
Aoi Nakamura‘s Artist Statement:
“My work expresses the power of nature, the force of life, flow of energy, dynamism of nature and human sub-consciousness. My inspiration for art comes from such individuals as Haruki Murakami, Carl Gustav Jung, Claude Dsbussy, and Kenji Miyazawa, and also from dreams and fantasies. Interplay of Eastern and Western philosophies are also reflected in my paintings.
“My experiences as a professional acupuncturist and oriental herbal medicine pharmacist practitioner for over ten years has also influenced my art. Through diagnosing many patients, I often realize that many of them tend to resort to quick and instant recovery through western medicine and forget to pay attention to the power of natural healing that each individual originally has. When they recover through my acupuncture session, they often seem to remember the power of life force and enter into what Jung refers to as “an individuation process and avhieve personal wholeness.” I hope that, through my art, people can feel and sense such power of natural healing.”
— Aoi Nakamura
About Aoi Nakamura
Aoi studied abstract painting at “The Art Students League of New York, NY” and “Durham Arts Council, NC”. She graduated from Mimbi-Attached Institutes of Japan Art Association, Tokyo Japan. Her paintings were displayed at such exhibitions as ”Salon des Artistes Independants in Japan” (Society of Independent Artists) and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Student Exhibition (Ueno, Tokyo).
After engaging in her creative activity at an atelie in Kamakura (a historic town near Tokyo), she has moved to NY, where she focuses on abstract paintings.
Aoi is a licensed acupuncturist as well as herbal medicine practitioner.