Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hiroshi Sato August 1 - 31st

Hespe Gallery is excited to present new works by Hiroshi Sato. The exhibition runs August 1 - 31, 2013, with an opening reception on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Hiroshi Sato’s new works explore the idea of contentment. The viewer is invited to experience the immediate moment, to allow ones self to be present in a feeling or environment. The seaside, with the ocean’s ability to captivate the viewer, is the perfect metaphor to convey this concept. Gazing out at the infinite sea provides moments of contemplation and lulls us into a state that is as perpetual as the rolling waves. In the presence of such great beauty, we are reminded of our relationship to our surroundings. Sato also examines the premise of a duality underlying our psyches by using a graphic element that is representative of the conscious and subconscious self. These layers both conceal and expose, aiding in the sense of mystery and depth of feeling. At age 25, Sato already possesses an original artistic signature that transcends the boundaries of both academic and contemporary art.

Sato was recently named one of 21 artists under 30 to watch by Southwest Art Magazine. He is currently enrolled in the MFA program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he recently completed his BFA. This will be Sato’s second solo exhibition at Hespe Gallery. The exhibition will take place in Suite 210 of 251 Post Street.

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