Kimoto Gallery is pleased to present a new series of oil paintings by Corrine Wolcoski titled Moments InBetween, & a new series of watercolour paintings by Lori Motokado called Natural Obsolescence.
Opening in Vancouver on Saturday, June 27th from 7–9:30 pm.
"The time in between life events is filled with memories and faded, invisible moments. These times are usually forgotten and we are unable to recall the experiences that we live.
When I travel along the West Coast from place to place, the beauty in between destinations is stunning. Often I will pull over to photograph or paint plein air and enjoy the adventure of exploring the coastline. Searching for material to compose landscapes changes the purpose of my travel and the importance is no longer on the destination but is actually the parts along the way. Seeing the moments inbetween gives me a connection to the landscape and a feeling of profound calm. It is the beauty of the landscape that I search for and discover on these excursions and when I find it, I enjoy the moment and recall this when I am painting the canvas back in my studio."
"We live in a world shaped by consumerism and commodity fetishism founded on the ideology of planned obsolescence. Society has embraced this modern business strategy where products are intentionally manufactured with a predetermined expiry date, are designed to fail, and, to rapidly become obsolete (breakable, unfashionable, replaceable, or unusable). If something breaks, we must replace it. When newer technology becomes available, we upgrade. We are indoctrinated to believe that to spend and discard is the norm, and it will solve our problems.
This show encourages us to pause, to reconsider this cycle of waste promoted by the slick marketing of manufacturers; it examines a series of everyday objects from an era where quality, usefulness, and thrift were valued. In contrast, these items were built to last - constructed with sturdy materials and with replaceable parts. Should they break, we are able to fix. Obsolescence occurred ‘naturally‘ - and only, when an item was no longer functional, fixable, or useful. Albeit rusty, dented, and worn, the subjects of this show remain endearingly beautiful and enduringly usable."