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Kenichi Hoshine: The Magician and The Thief

For Hoshine, the depth and openness of the visual experience are essential, saying, “I have always found images that are obscured or fragmented to be more interesting than ‘complete’ pictures.”

On January 9, Hollis Taggart will open Kenichi Hoshine: The Magician and The Thief, a solo exhibition of the New York-based artist’s work. Inspired by a wide range of subjects—from film and television, to theatrical sets, to found imagery—Hoshine’s painting practice is grounded in the experiences of his daily life. Expressed in abstract forms and gestures, however, these everyday references are imbued with newfound emotion and narrative quality. For his upcoming exhibition at Hollis Taggart, Hoshine will present a selection of new paintings on wood panel that capture his converging fascinations with theater, poster design. and the occult.

Kenichi Hoshine: The Magician and The Thief will be on view through February 15, 2020 at the gallery’s flagship location at 521 W. 26th Street. The show will be accompanied by a catalogue that includes an essay by art historian and critic John Yau that examines Hoshine’s vision and formal approach. An opening reception will be held on January 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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