Holiday Group Exhibition
"WINTER - 冬 Fuyu"
December 3rd, 2022 through January 7th, 2023
Saturday, December 3rd, 5 pm - 8 pm
and new young artists
This project is a collaboration with Gallery 612
Located downtown Santa Monica at 612 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica 90401
Parking is available for this event at the Santa Monica Library until 9 pm.
The entrance to the parking structure is on 7th Street between
Santa Monica Blvd. and Arizona Avenue.
S.E.A. is excited to announce WINTER - 冬 Fuyu, a group exhibition of the works of Minoru Ohira, Echiko Ohira, Ken Sakaguchi, Linda Jacobson, and young artists Pietro Librici and Shane Owen. Additionally, some works of Ann Thornycroft will be on view. The opening of this holiday group exhibition will take place on December 3rd between 5 pm to 8 pm, and will be on view through January 7th, 2023, at Gallery 612, in Santa Monica, California.
MINORU OHIRA is a Japanese artist based in Los Angeles and has won numerous sculpture awards in Japan and internationally. His consciousness about environmental issues is expressed in his works through the use of natural materials and found or recycled objects, which are both ecological and connected to traditional methods. Included in the current exhibition will be his most recent exceptional graphite polished wood carvings, which are evocative of human expressions. In addition, on display will be several standing-mounted sculpted graphite polished wood carvings and abstract works on paper that are part of a light and air series, which will be on view for the first time.
ECHIKO OHIRA distinguishes herself through the sculpting of natural materials such as paper and cloth that she meticulously dyes. She recently had a solo exhibition at the Craft Contemporary museum in Los Angeles and was one of the artists featured in the National Museum of Women in Art’s group exhibition entitled Paper Rotes. Echiko is environmentally attuned, utilizing natural materials and repurposed objects. Several of her impressive framed works will be included in the show.
KEN SAKAGUCHI is an innovative ceramicist who lives and works in Nagano, Japan. He has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions over the past 20 years, including at the Takashimaya galleries across Japan. He has a reputation for creating highly detailed “Oribe ware” but transfuse with his imagination and well-respected pieces that incorporate traditional elements.
Los Angeles based artist LINDA JACOBSON has thrived during a long career that has included many group and solo exhibitions. Her paintings are lyrical abstractions inspired by her love of nature, especially landscape, and its elements: form, movement, light, and what she perceives to be its “essence” – an energy or quality that goes beyond visual appearance. S.E.A. is pleased to exhibit her work for the first time in this show.
PIETRO LIBRICI is a young painter and ceramist from Italy who recently relocated to Los Angeles in 2021. He grew up in both Milan and Sicily and was influenced by the tenor of both cities. Pietro’s artistic practice contemplates the use of rigorous techniques, excellent materials, and long preparation in the search for original forms of expression.
WINTER 冬 Fuyu is an exciting collaboration between S.E.A. and Gallery 612 and includes a multi-generation-spanning exhibition of six artists, whose works will be displayed in the gallery’s main front left showroom, as well as the back gallery space. The gallery has several rooms in the middle section that contain the paintings of their artists, such as SHANE OWEN, who is part of this exhibition.
612 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1 pm to 7 pm
Appointments available upon request
Linda Jacobson, Dream Trees, Blue #2, 30 x 24 inches, oil & aclylic on canvas