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Exhibition:Seiko Tachibana, Link
Dates:11 June, 2016 through 23 July, 2016
Reception:Saturday, 11 June, 2016 — 6-8
Location:Ruth Bachofner Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite G2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ruth Bachofner is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Seiko Tachibana. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, June 11, 6-8 PM.

Recognized as one of the Bay Area’s premier printmakers, Seiko Tachibana's work is built around concept of connectivity and creating unified wholes from smaller pieces. This has been a central theme throughout her career, and continues as she moves from printmaking to working more with ink and acrylic.

Seiko Tachibana engages a graphic language of delicate markings to impart the sense of a slow organic process whose floating, mutating motion has been suspended and magnified. Using incredibly fastidious markings, the artist creates an array of fanciful, clustered images with botanic, celestial, cellular and aquatic references. While in past work these interactions occurred on spare, muted backgrounds, Tachibana now includes a more painterly approach. Dripping, scraped and layered washes adds a physicality to the work and imparts a more emotive immediacy to the work. The result is a series of quiet, poetic spaces shaped by Tachibana’s technique that is at once exacting and playful.

Seiko Tachibana was born in Osaka, Japan and attended Kobe University. She received her graduate degree in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her prints are in numerous collections both in the United States and abroad including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, The Portland Museum and The Royal Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp.

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