Sudo at the Center on Contemporary Arts
July 9th - August 8th, 2009
Sudo’s exhibition at CoCA saturates the gallery with an ambiance
of quietude and poise while simultaneously stimulating one’s
imagination. The 26 works showcasing Sudo’s talent as painter
and collagist highlight the compassionate and courageous manner
in which she expresses herself.
measuring between 9”x 9” and 18”x18”, embrace
serenity, tranquility and play. Surrounded by Sudo’s line-scape
works, the collages enjoy the rich colors and the variety of shapes
of their components. Neither cluttered nor busy, their spirit and
temperament evidence unity, certainty, and wisdom.
the delicate colorful papers are shaped, areas painted, and found
objects applied, the collages are coated with layers of resin varnish.
In some works this final step calls attention to the elements while
in others like Palace Night, the materials are intentionally
veiled beneath a lingering fog, whispering to the viewer and artist
that they have been transformed into a state of well being, never
to be disturbed again.
larger line-scape paintings are all-embracing. When following the
numerous thin lines strategically flowing and waving serenely across
a canvas of once uncharted territory, one may find themselves being
drawn into those invisible, immobile spaces on the canvas which
the artist did not disrupt, choosing instead to leave them to be
steeped in nature's own light. This is where the artist's gift for
perfection becomes evident. It's here where she has fused the art
of motion and stillness into one entity.
Center On Contemporary Art, with its composed, picturesque setting
looking across the blue waters of the Puget Sound, provides an appropriate
setting with Ms. Sudo's quiet and thoughtful works.
COCA curator and former president Joseph Roberts
with some of Momoko Sudo's collages. Photo: G. Martin
Gennielynn Martin, 8.5.2009