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Opening Friday December 11th: CHACO TERADA – Nocturne


photo-eye Gallery Opening Friday December 11th: CHACO TERADA – Nocturne Opening at photo-eye Gallery this Friday, December 11th is Chaco Terada’s latest exhibition, Between Water & Sky, consisting of nearly thirty photographic works. Each piece is remarkably elegant and one of a kind.

Nocturne V and Nocturne VII – Chaco Terada, 2015






Opening at photo-eye Gallery this Friday, December 11th is Chaco Terada’s latest exhibition, Between Water & Sky, consisting of nearly thirty photographic works. Each piece is remarkably elegant and one of a kind. Terada draws her inspiration from Japanese culture and reflections on her own life experiences. The meditative process and thoughtful results offer both the artist and viewer peace of mind. One can't help but feel a state of calm and well-being when taking Terada's work in. photo-eye Gallery asked Terada to tell us about the making and feeling of her recent series featured in the show, Nocturne.

Nocturne IChaco Terada, 2015
“Most of my work has either an English or Japanese name. The Japanese have three characters for the word Nocturne; they are night, affection or thought and tune. Nocturne is a piece I played on the piano before making this series. My teacher had asked me to think of a story through this song and my immediate response was about romance — those bittersweet memories either lost or out of reach. I think this nostalgia is a common feeling in my work and the song Nocturne played in my head while making this specific series.

In Nocturne, each silk layer has an image from either Japan or America. I recalled my first summer night in America. I felt alone in a strange country. Everything was big, loud and meaningless to me. I did not know you could have a pool in the backyard like my host had. In my private time in the evening, I went to the pool and let my body sink into the water until I touched the bottom. I looked up to the sky and my consciousness left my body and floated into the cosmos, becoming an element of the universe. That is the feeling and image behind Nocturne and my artwork in general. I first used calligraphy on paper as a form of meditation, which lead to the journey of my new meditation materials silk and photography."—Chaco Terada

Chaco Terada at work in her Studio in Dallas, TX – photo: David Gibson

View the Between Water & Sky Portfolio

To appreciate the full effect of Terada's photographic objects, they simply must be seen in person. Between Water & Sky is opening at photo-eye Gallery Friday, December 11th from 5-7 PM. The exhibition will continue through January 16th, 2016. For more information or to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Director Anne Kelly at 505.988.5152 x 121 or anne@photoeye.com.

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