Friday, January 16, 2009

Etsuko Ichikawa


January 17th-February 14th
opening reception: January 24th, 6pm-8pm

Etsuko Ichikawa

With a blaze of fire and smoke, Etsuko Ichikawa applies a methodically shaped piece of molten glass directly to heavy stock paper. Her large scale "Glass Pyrographs" carry the action of painting, as she works her paper surface from all angles, allowing the molten glass to burn into her medium.

Ichikawa's process expresses her continuing investigation of what lies between the ephemeral and the eternal. They are examples of creating something tangible from abstraction; resulting in work that is dynamic, yet subtle, and visually organic.

Born and raised in Japan and having lived in the United States for the last decade, Ichikawa recognizes her dual cultures as defining influences and psychology as her primary source of inspiration.

Randall Scott Gallery
1326 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

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