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October: Noriko Sugita, Woodblock Prints Exhibit
October 2 - November 3
HANSON HOWARD GALLERY
Noriko Sugita, woodcut prints
October 2 – November 3
Temporary hours: Thursday – Saturday, 12-4
Noriko Sugita’s work depends on momentary inspiration; letting shapes and colors explore deep thought. Inventive and animated, her use of shapes and lines suggests human emotion or elaborate fictional worlds. Sugita often layers thin pigments of saturated color along with active marks through a reductive woodcut printing technique. While this makes for small editions it allows for increased detail and color. The color combinations she uses come from Japanese traditions such as the use and variety of color in the kimono which, compared to the modern western apparel industry has twice the variety of color samples. Exploring such traditions informs Sugita’s art.
Originally from Hakodate, Japan, Noriko Sugita earned a BFA (summa cum laude) from Southern Oregon University in 2004. Exhibiting and teaching throughout the Pacific Northwest, she now resides in Beaverton, OR.
** image: Noriko Sugita, Sudden Rain