Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present BLUE DANGO: points of view, an exhibition of new wall sculptures, works on paper, and paintings on shaped panels by Emi Ozawa.
Emi Ozawa plays with perspective using color, form, and shadow. She experiments with how shapes change from different angles–curves become lines and circles become ovals in BLUE DANGO. Color shifts in her shaped wooden panels to create illusion. Light and shadow form new compositions in her folded paper pieces when viewed from different angles. This sense of play is reinforced by the titles as the artist finds inspiration in shape, geometry, and idioms.
Originally from Tokyo, Ozawa currently lives and works in Albuquerque. She studied woodworking at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and later earned an MFA in furniture design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Ozawa’s work is in the Albuquerque Museum, the New Mexico State Art Collection, the City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection, and the Fidelity Collection among others. Ozawa is a former Alcoves artist at the New Mexico Museum of Art.