Press Release

On view in the Drawing Gallery are new, small-scale cut paper studies by Kako Ueda. In these works, Ueda is experimenting with color, dimension and narrative as well as collage while developing ideas for larger installation-sized projects. This is Ueda’s third show at the gallery since her debut in 2007.

During the past two years, Ueda was included in “Slash: Paper Under the Knife” at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, “Cutters,” at the Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, Drawn to Detail,” at the De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Garden, Drawn in the Clouds” at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Kiasma), Helsinki, and “Flora / Fauna” at the Union Gallery, University of Wisconsin. Her 7’ foot high by 6’ wide installation “Eros and Thanatos,” is currently on view in “Animal Instinct: Allegory, Allusion, and Anthropomorphism”,” a group show organized by the Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan.

Worship of Clowns, 2010
hand cut archival paper
20 ½ x 16 ½ inches

Spinning, 2010
hand cut black paper with watercolor
20 ½ x 15 inches

Oojah, 2010
hand cut watercolor paper with acrylic and watercolor mounted on black fabric on foam core
16 x 12 1/4 inches
KUs 23

Raven, 2010
hand cut black paper with watercolor
20 x 19 inches
KUs 21

Big Paisely (Japanese Ghost Version), 2010
hand cut paper with watercolor
25 x 14 ¾ inches

Quiet, 2010
watercolor, acrylic, collage, cut and folded paper
17 x 12 inches
KUs 18

Veil, 2010
hand cut white paper and watercolor on grey foam core
10 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
KUs 24

Fed by Birds, 2010
watercolor, acrylic, collage with washi paper
16 x 12 inches