September: Early Bright
Emerging printmaker Hannah Mason and ceramics artist Tomoko Suzuki
Gallery North is proud to announce our September art show “Early Bright” featuring the work of emerging printmaker, Hannah Mason and featuring ceramics artist Tomoko Suzuki.
Before the sun breaks over the horizon, the night sky begins to glow and colors start to emerge out of the darkness. Known for her black and white block prints and linocuts, Hannah’s new show, Early Bright, will showcase a new side of her work featuring old prints in new shades and hues to new block-prints and jigsaw linocuts in, browns, tans and golds.
For Hannah, carving is an act of destroying and subtracting to create something new. Born and raised in the foothills of the cascade mountains, she draws inspiration from nature and seeks to inspire that love and appreciation of the outdoors through her work. She fell in love with printmaking for it’s graphic quality of lines and patterns; the repetitive nature of printing yet the chaotic imperfections of texture and ink. Soft and strong, power and grace, she’s drawn to the paradox.
Tomoko Suzuki was born and raised in Japan. She developed the desire to pursue art when she moved to the states twenty-eight years ago. Since then, Tomoko went on to study printmaking to receive her Master’s degree in fine art. Her strength as an artist has been her flexibility to work across media and will to learn new techniques that best fit her artistic vision. She creates abstract figurative art in different disciplines such as drawing, printmaking, sculptures and installation. The plump figures, which she calls “Chubbies”, are the predominant icons in her art. Tomoko aims to express the strength of ordinary beings and hopes to inspire the joy of living life in the midst of daily struggles.
Early Bright opens September 1st and runs through September 30th. A Reception will be held Saturday, September 9th from 1-4 pm where you can meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments, and view the beautiful display. ArtWalk will be Thursday, September 21st from 5-8 pm. Please stop by for a visit to see this special show any time throughout the month.