Osamu Kobayashi’s use of color, texture, and form show that these elements do not always need to be forced to work in tandem with one another—that they can rather coexist in more fraught and unresolved ways. In one work, an opaque and unruly red, highly textured due to Kobayashi’s application of the paint, absorbs a fading black. In another, a mischievous light-green squiggle opens up over a dark blue abyss. These moments of disruption become unexpected points of play and release.

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The Unlikely Whole
The Unlikely Whole
Sep 15—Dec 30, 2018
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