Art Projects International

Richard Tsao: Works from Industry City

Installation view of RICHARD TSAO: Works from Industry City at Art Projects International, New York, 2014.

Richard Tsao, Soak, 2010, water-based mixed media on wood, 25 x 25 inches (63.5 x 63.5 cm)

Installation view of Richard Tsao’s Lava (2008) in RICHARD TSAO: Works from Industry City at Art Projects International, New York, 2014.

Art Projects International is pleased to present in its newly renovated and expanded gallery space RICHARD TSAO: Works from Industry City, an exhibition of select works by Richard Tsao from his former “flood room” studio in Industry City on the Brooklyn waterfront. Mentioned in the recent article “Rising Rents Leave New York Artists Out in the Cold” by Cara Buckley (The New York Times, March 9, 2014), Richard and other working artists strive to continue their work while finding affordable studios in the ever-changing landscape of New York City.

Richard Tsao, originally from Thailand, is known for using a process oriented, labor-intensive approach and particular aesthetic of beauty in creating his paintings and works on paper. Those familiar with Richard Tsao’s work will recognize his unrestrained use of color which seems to appropriately present itself in just the right balance. A look into Tsao’s studio and at his process helps explain. He manipulates pure pigment with an alchemist’s instincts in an approach that leaves his works in process, his floor, his walls and much else vibrantly colored. Tsao works with focused abandon on a group of paintings until after two or three years of labor, and what seems a duplication of the original chaos, he can bring forth a selected element, an artwork.

The exhibition will be on view from March 25 through April 26, 2014.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm.

Richard Tsao (b. 1954 Bangkok, Thailand). Lives and works in New York.
Solo exhibitions include Art Projects International, New York (2011); Art Link, Seoul (2008); Chambers Fine Art, New York (2005); 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok (2004); and Queens Museum of Art (Bulova), New York (1995). Selected group exhibitions: 20 Years: Art Projects International, Art Projects International, New York (2013); American Chambers, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Korea (2011); Paper and Process 2, Art Projects International, New York (2009); Krungthep 226, Bangkok Art + Culture Center, Thailand (2009); Different Ways of Seeing: The Expanding World of Abstraction, Noyes Museum of Art, New Jersey (2005); and The Inverse Mirror, Chambers Fine Art, New York (2003). Selected collections include the Weatherspoon Art Museum,Greensboro, NC, and Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Little Rock, AR.

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