Homare Ikeda

Sam Scott : Still Lifes

Rachel Stevens

On the Mezzanine: Laura Wait

William Havu Gallery

May 5 - June 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 5th from 6 - 9 pm
  • Artist Talk: Saturday, May 6th at 2 pm
Homare Ikeda, Hanabi, acrylic and oil on canvas, 56” x 48”

William Havu Gallery presents solo shows by Homare Ikeda, Sam Scott and Laura Stevens. On the mezzanine we are introducing Laura Wait.

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204


 "Painting has become a vehicle to travel in and out of the world of unknown. A blob of paints is daubed, scratched, scraped and painted one layer upon another. The thickly painted surface is the reminiscent of my journey into the heart of sea where all my re ections of life are imbued. The sea is the genesis of the original form of life. I begin my painting with a simple vision. The rst stages are usually kept uid and open. As the painting progresses, I keep adding or scraping the layers of paints. I see them as the metaphor of life. At a certain point in this process, the painting starts to take over my control. The painting is transformed to the state of unknown. There, I put down my paintbrush. My journey into the dream of sea begins again."

"Working with painting is mystical. I often don’t know what I am doing yet painting seems to know how and what to do. I spend many hours looking at painting as if painting is able to say something. When things are right it does speak. I add one more stroke and wait for her voice to come out. It is a fascinating space.” - Homare Ikeda

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