Art Projects International is pleased to present in its newly renovated and expanded gallery space RICHARD TSAO: Works from Industry City, an exhibition of select works by Richard Tsao from his former "flood room" studio in Industry City on the Brooklyn waterfront. Mentioned in the recent article "Rising Rents Leave New York Artists Out in the Cold" by Cara Buckley (The New York Times, March 9, 2014), Richard and other working artists strive to continue their work while finding affordable studios in the ever-changing landscape of New York City.
Richard Tsao, originally from Thailand, is known for using a process oriented, labor-intensive approach and particular aesthetic of beauty in creating his paintings and works on paper. Those familiar with Richard Tsao's work will recognize his unrestrained use of color which seems to appropriately present itself in just the right balance. A look into Tsao's studio and at his process helps explain. He manipulates pure pigment with an alchemist's instincts in an approach that leaves his works in process, his floor, his walls and much else vibrantly colored. Tsao works with focused abandon on a group of paintings until after two or three years of labor, and what seems a duplication of the original chaos, he can bring forth a selected element, an artwork.
The exhibition will be on view from March 25 through April 26, 2014. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm.