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Book Shop
by Megumi Ogita Gallery
Location: Megumi Ogita Gallery
Artist(s): Holly FARRELL
Date: 21 Mar - 14 Apr 2012

MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY is pleased to announce a new exhibition, "Book Shop" by Holly Farrell. It is the third solo exhibition of the artist in Japan following the successful "Tammy" in 2010 and "Home and Sea" in 2009.

Toronto-based Holly Farrell is a self-taught artist who started painting in order to calm herself in busy life.

By painting used, preserved or neglected tools of domesticity such as worn furniture, antique pottery, shoes, gloves, life jackets, etc, Farrell tries to describe about people who once possessed the tools. In other words, she paints portraits without existences of human models.

The mixed use of acrylic and oil paints creates the glossy surface while the wet brush strokes gives a raw and warm touch. The daily used and damaged tools reflects ourselves advancing years in usual days.

This time Farrell had been working on new paintings under the theme of "book". The artist chose books that she used to be familiar with in her childhood or books broadly read by people from different generations as motifs. The series of paintings of the spines of books in a row inspire us history of other lives.

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