Kikuo Saito: Paintings


PRESS RELEASE: Kikuo Saito: Paintings, Mar 10 - Apr  2, 2011

Kikuo Saito: Paintings
Mar 10 – Apr 2, 2011

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 6 – 8 pm

BOCA RATON, FL (February 23, 2011) – Elaine Baker Gallery announces the upcoming exhibition of new paintings by Kikuo Saito. The exhibition opens on Thursday, March 10th and continues through April 2nd 2011.

Kikuo Saito’s rich constellations of gestural works offer deliberate evidence of the artist’s hand. While Saito’s sensitivity to the qualities of paint make it clear that his marks exist on the canvas surface, space in these works is often indefinite. Shifts in density, scale, tone, and intensity of strokes suggest that each gesture occupies an individual position. Saito’s additional body of work includes images conceived as screens. The literal two-dimensional surface of each canvas is asserted by rows of elegant, freely drawn Roman letters arranged by a vanished grid.

Saito’s works can be found in the public collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Aldrich Museum, Duke University Museum of Art and the Ringling Museum of Art.

For the past two decades Elaine Baker Gallery has been synonymous with contemporary art, and is a respected resource for international collectors, museums, designers and corporations. The gallery offers works by established and mid-career artists, while maintaining an inventory of strong secondary market work.

In January 2010, Elaine Baker Gallery opened a second space at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. This new partnership houses a major sculpture program and is dedicated to presenting museum quality sculpture for acquisition.