This month, both artists explore metaphysical ideas in physical form.

For over 30 years, Kanetaka Ikeda has devoted his art practice to investigating the nature of the universe and human destiny, which he organizes into a “Tree of Life.” He continues to plumb a sub-theme of this tree with his show of Cosmic Leaves: sculptural paintings 6-7 feet tall that depict imaginary snapshots of cosmic space.

Sarah Fagan’s latest show, Hold, looks at empty volumes and the spaces between them. “Mold a bowl out of clay; it is the empty space that makes it useful,” states the Tao te Ching. Fagan was also influenced by the Japanese concept of 'ma', which roughly translates as the space between two physical objects, and includes the beholder’s experience of that space. Her quiet images privilege shape, space, form, light and shadow and invite meditation.

Wednesday Preview & Talk, October 5, 6:30 pm