Kikuo Saito ‘Color and Drawing’ Exhibition

September 24, 2016 9:00 am

Sam and Adele Golden Gallery

188 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY 13411

607-847-6154

September 24, 2016 – March 24, 2017

 

‘Color and Drawing’ is an exhibition of paintings by the late artist Kikuo Saito, opening at the Sam and Adele Golden Gallery – the SAGG – at Golden Artist Colors, Inc., 188 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY.  The show will be on view from September 24, 2016 through March 24, 2017.  An opening reception will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th.  The public is invited to attend.

Kikuo Saito was known both as an abstract painter with a remarkable sense of color and as the creator of evocative theater/dance pieces.  He was born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan.  In 1966, at age 27, he emigrated to the United States and took up residence in New York City.

Saito had more than 60 one-person exhibitions since his first in 1976 at the Deitcher-O’Reilly Gallery in New York City.  He had participated in well over 100 groups shows.  In 2005, Saito became a painting instructor at the Art Students League on 57th Street in New York.

The works in ‘Color and Drawing’ were made between 1979 and 2012.  These large acrylic paintings combine elements of painted calligraphic shapes that were ‘stained’ directly into the raw unprimed canvas and are juxtaposed against

atmospheric fields of color.  Saito approached these works directly and expressively, and all at once, foregoing any overpainting.  The paintings in ‘Color and Drawing’ give witness to the challenge that Saito undertook to create an independent body of work.

A full color catalog of the paintings in ‘Color and Drawing’ will be available.  To learn more about Kikuo Saito and his artwork, visit his website at www.kikuosaito.com. To view the Sam and Adele Golden Gallery (SAGG) online, visit www.thesagg.org.

The SAGG is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information about Golden Artist Colors, go to www.goldenpaints.com.

 

About Golden Artist Colors, Inc.

Golden Artist Colors, Inc. is a manufacturer of artist quality materials including colors and mediums for painting in acrylics, oils and most recently, watercolor. With two locations, a 100,000-square-foot facility in rural Columbus, N.Y., and a 45,000-square-foot commercial warehouse and distribution center in Norwich, N.Y., the company’s 191 employees are committed to producing materials that encourage exploration of form and concept, while assuring archival integrity. The GOLDEN brand of acrylics is known for quality and archival integrity as well as being the most innovative and extensive system available. The company also owns Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors, which is known for its quality and extensive palette of colors including genuine Italian and French earth colors. QoR®, a new, thoroughly modern watercolor is made with an exclusive Aquazol binder, providing more pigment in every brushstroke, as well as color strength, range and versatility unmatched in the history of watercolors. Furthermore, the Custom Lab at GOLDEN serves artists and organizations by formulating materials to fit their needs and purposes. Not only committed to its customers and local community, GOLDEN is dedicated to its employee owners as well. In April 2010, GOLDEN employees became the majority owners of the company and in 2008, the company became a 100% Tobacco Free Campus for staff and visitors. For information about Golden Artist Colors and its complete product offering, call

1-800-959-6543 or visit www.goldenpaints.com, www.williamsburgoils.com or www.qorcolors.com.

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