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New Work: Chaco Terada

photo-eye Gallery New Work: Chaco Terada Delaney Hoffman
photo-eye Gallery presents a portfolio of recent works from gallery artist, Chaco Terada.
Chaco Terada, Nishiki 3, 2021, Sumi ink and archival inks on silk, 13 x 10," Unique, $1800

photo-eye Gallery is ecstatic to present new works from represented artist Chaco Terada.

Chaco Terada creates dynamic, beautiful compositions made up of images printed onto silk that are then layered and marked with Sumi ink. This process has roots in the practice of traditional Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, which Chaco has engaged with since she was a small child. The marks that Terada adds to the images are poetic, both in their origin as texts but also in the gestures that the artist uses; her artwork is imbued with a life all its own. 

Chaco’s meditative, expansive practice allows her to translate everyday observations into unique, dynamic objects that mimic the experience of feeling in their dimensionality. The artist allows you to step into her world and share in her experiences of love, loss and joy through the dynamism and literal depth of her artwork. 

When asked about her thematic influences in a 2018 interview, Terada stated that, even in all of the specificity of experience that influences her work, the common thread could simply just be “life.” As the artist says: “All of [her] mystery, wonder, and excitement are there.”

Chaco Terada, Brake, 2021, Sumi ink and archival ink on silk, 14x10.5," Unique, $1800

Chaco Terada, The Moon Lay 1, 2021, Sumi ink and archival inks on silk, 9.5 x 7,"
 Unique, $1800

When Terada stretches her silk frames, she stretches the world itself. She gifts the viewer a window into her own emotional, interior world. She has built these objects in a way where the depth of the physical image brings you in and allows you the freedom to explore; to try looking from a different angle, in a different light, for longer than you may engage with a flat image on a wall. 

To encounter Terada’s work is to encounter an outstretched hand inviting you to be still, take a breath and think for a while, which is something that we all could benefit from, perhaps.

>>View the new portfolio in its entirety here.<<

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For more information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Director Anne Kelly or Gallery Assistant Delaney Hoffman, or you may also call us at 505-988-5152 x202