Kaori Maeyama: Signal and Noise
June 9 - July 8, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, June 9, 6-9 pm
Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 pm, except for Second Saturdays when hours are 6-9 pm.
Signal and Noise is a visualization of the term signal-to-noise ratio, as well as the idea that a noise to one person is a signal to another. Images of functioning and abandoned objects and structures in various states of decay and disrepair express a Japanese notion of wabi-sabi, the appreciation of impermanence, imperfection, and simplicity. In this series of tonal paintings, visual noise amplifies the passage of time, and the bleak side of ordinary landscapes.
Born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan, Kaori Maeyama creates gloomy urban landscape paintings without paintbrushes. She received a BA in Film Production from University of New Orleans, and an MFA in Painting from Tulane University.