TOPAZ ARTS presents
Dark Forest – solo exhibition of large-scale oil paintings and immersive installation
by Todd Bradford Richmond
on view March 4 to April 1, 2017
opening reception: Saturday, March 4, 2-6pm
closing reception: Saturday, April 1, 3-6pm
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TOPAZ ARTS Visual Arts Program is pleased to present Dark Forest – a solo exhibition of large-scale oil paintings and immersive installation by Todd Bradford Richmond, on view March 4 to April 1, 2017 at TOPAZ ARTS. Richmond’s new works explore the inner voice of uncertainty and the unknown in his solo exhibition Dark Forest – a new series of large-scale oil paintings and immersive installation. Using light as a medium in Laser Forest, blue lasers create an experiential forest of light where viewers can wander through and interact with enigmatic light and atmosphere. Dark Forest (100″ x 160″, oil on canvas, 2016), Painted Forest (100″ x 160″, oil on canvas, 2016) and Negative Forest (100″ x 160″, vinyl, 2016), are a series of large works that survey painting: each adaptations derived from Dark Forest. In Solo Series 1-6 (40” x 40”, oil on linen, 2016), Richmond highlights several sections of the large-scale paintings to duplicate as amplified “details”, forming individual compositions.
Richmond makes paintings, installations, films and music compositions, encompassing an ongoing conversation across mediums and employs diverse materials and modes, exchanging language and concepts between genres. His practice draws upon nature, form, composition and movement.
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TOPAZ ARTS, Inc. presents A Body in Places: Queens Edition
an exhibition by artist Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston
co-curated with Todd B. Richmond & Paz Tanjuaquio
on view May 6 – 28, 2017
Opening event: Saturday, May 6, 2017
1-3pm: Delicious Movement Workshop with Eiko
3-6pm: Opening reception
4pm: Performance by Eiko
Admission is free.
Space is limited for the workshop – please email@example.com
TOPAZ ARTS is pleased to present A Body in Places: Queens Edition – an exhibition by renowned artist Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston – on view May 6 to 28, 2017. The exhibition at TOPAZ ARTS presents new images from the photographic series where the collaborators visited Indian Point Energy Center, the nuclear plant in Buchanan, New York in 2016, along with selected images from A Body in Fukushima (2014-16), which shows their extensive work in irradiated areas in Fukushima, Japan after the 2011 nuclear meltdowns. The photographic series accompanied by a movement workshop and live performance by Eiko form a poetic response to disaster and proximity.
On Saturday, May 6th, TOPAZ ARTS is pleased to offer a Delicious Movement Workshop 1-3pm and a live performance by Eiko at 4pm during the exhibition opening reception from 3-6pm. Admission is complimentary.
Free workshop with Eiko: Saturday, May 6, 1-3pm
Space is limited for the workshop – please firstname.lastname@example.org
Delicious Movement Workshop is designed for all people who love to move or who want to love to move with delicious feelings. You don’t have to be a dancer to enjoy the experience. The workshop is appropriate to all levels of training and ability. The exercises employ images, body articulation, floor work, and largely slow movement.
“Move to experience a body as part of a landscape and landscape as a body; both breathe and move,” a statement from the Delicious Movement Manifesto, aptly describes Eiko’s A Body in Places. The photographs by Johnston capture Eiko’s movement and gestures among evolving landscapes, from Fukushima, Japan to the Indian Point Nuclear Plant in New York, drawing upon distance and potential disaster as a malleable experience.
The Golden Age: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
presented by TOPAZ ARTS, Inc. and
Todd B. Richmond & Paz Tanjuaquio co-curated with Chương-Đài Võ
an exhibition by Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez
in collaboration with Carol Cassidy, Lionel Descostes, Nic Ford, Joe Fyfe, Sébastien Gouju, Jean Sébastien Grill, Francis Morandini and Emma Perrochon
on view June 4 to 25, 2016
opening reception: Saturday, June 4, 3-6pm
Join us for a talk at 3:00pm, Sat, June 4th: a conversation with artist Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez, art historian Jane DeBevoise (Asia Art Archive), moderated by Chương-Đài Võ Admission is complimentary.
TOPAZ ARTS Visual Arts Program is pleased to present The Golden Age: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam – an exhibition by Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez, on view June 4 to 25, 2016. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, June 4, 3-6pm, with a talk at 3pm: a conversation with Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez with Jane DeBevoise (Asia Art Archive), moderated by Chương-Đài Võ. Admission is complimentary.
The Golden Age: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam is a “travelogue” and “experimental diary” of Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez’s artist residencies, projects and travels in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia over the past decade. Born in Auxerre, the French artist of Catalan, Cretan and Vietnamese descent first went to Vietnam in 2006. Influenced by his regular travels to Asia since then, he has developed a post- abstraction practice that engages with questions of translation, the decontextualization and transformation of familiar practices, and collaborations with artists of different genres and media.
In collaboration with other artists who have visited or presently live in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, Dialynas Sanchez creates sculptures, paintings and multi-media work that are part found forms and part artistic interpretation. The works blur the line between art and craft, tradition and innovation, painting and photography, visual art and music, and the artistic and the documentary.
image: “Night on Earth”, 2016 by Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez & Jean Sébastien Grill
Topaz Arts presents
- group exhibition featuring
Joseph Paul Fox | Ged Merino | Orange | Roger Rothstein | Junko Yamada
with works by Todd B. Richmond and Paz Tanjuaquio
on view March 12 to May 7, 2016
opening reception: Sat, March 12, 3-6pm
closing reception: Sat, May 7, 3-6pm
Curators Todd B. Richmond and Paz Tanjuaquio have long been inspired by Joseph Cornell, an American artist who lived most of his life on Utopia Parkway in Queens where he created his renowned works that influenced the genre of assemblage and collage. For Case Studies, Topaz Arts presents a group exhibition of New York City artists whose works take a contemporary approach to collage, assemblage, encasing, and sculpture – featuring Joseph Paul Fox, Ged Merino, Orange, Roger Rothstein, Junko Yamada, plus special guest artists during the exhibition, on view from March 12 to May 7, 2016.
There will be a closing reception on Sat, May 7, 3-6pm, in conjunction with an informal performance by Dylan Crossman at 5pm in the dance studio for Topaz Arts Series: Choreographers in the Studio.
The TOPAZ ARTS Visual Arts Program is made possible, in part, by New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs.
on view October 16 to November 21, 2015
opening reception: Fri, Oct 16th, 6-8pm
closing reception: Sat, Nov 21, 2-5pm
The exhibition features 20 members of the Society of Philippine-American Artists (SPAA):
Aurora Caparas-Corpuz, Lorina Capitulo, Reynaldo Cardenas, Ronald Cortez, Cheryle Cranbourne, Dr Mars Custodio, Angelito L David, Oscar R Dizon, Carlos L Esguerra, Christopher Fallarme, Lenore RS Lim, Athena Santos Magcase-Lopez, Chato Morando, Mirinisa Myers, Ameurfina Nazario, Dr Godfrey C Pinder, Luz Marie Tan, Archie Reyes, Ching Valdes-Aran, Dr Copernico J Villaruel, Jr.
TOPAZ ARTS, Inc. presents
Mind Field: Oil and Oranges
a solo exhibition of large-scale paintings by Todd Bradford Richmond
on view May 15 to August 15, 2015
opening reception: Friday, May 15, 2015, 6-9pm
during TOPAZ ARTS’ 15th Year Celebration
Admission is complimentary. at TOPAZ ARTS, 55-03 39th Avenue, Woodside, NY, 11377
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Celebrating its 15th year, TOPAZ ARTS is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by founding artist Todd B. Richmond in a new series of large-scale paintings “Mind Field: Oil and Oranges”. These inspired works, created while in Southern California, are at once lush with color and imagery against the materials of exposed linen, oil paint, aluminum and tar. Conceptually depicting arboretums, oil fields, and urban elements, the work surveys the dichotomy of land use and natural resources, capturing the fading era of coastal citrus orchards now dwindling due to drought and development.
TOPAZ ARTS presents four exhibitions per year featuring the work of emerging and established visual artists, in painting, photography, printmaking, installation, performance art, new media, and sculpture. Past Exhibitions at TOPAZ ARTS have featured the following artists:
AA Bronson – artist talk
Mark L. Blackshear
Jason A. Cina – New Work
R. Lane Clark
Roy Fowler – New Paintings
Clarinda Mac Low
Brian Dean Richmond
Bandaul Srey – Memory of Smoke
Greg M. Stowell
Mamerto Tindongan – Unearthing the Magic
Todd Richmond | Mark T. Simpson | Paz Tanjuaquio
Beyond Portraits – a group exhibition featuring works by
Kameelah Janan Rasheed | Qinza Najm | Weidi Zhang | Zain AlSowaigh
Unearthing the Magic – a solo exhibition of wood sculptures by Mamerto Tindongan
InAction: the Virtuosity of Presence
featuring portraits of 40+ dance artists by Sylvain Guenot
Under the Influence a group exhibition featuring artists:
Chris Freeman | Tenjin Ikeda | Todd Richmond | Alan Ulrich
“1975″ – a group exhibition featuring works by
Anida Yoeu Ali | Amy Lee Sanford | LinDa Saphan
curated by Chuong-Dai Vo
Bastards of Misrepresentation: New York Edition
curated by Manuel Ocampo featuring 20 Manila-based artists:
Poklong Anading, Yason Banal, Bea Camacho, Valeria Cavestany, Lena Cobangbang, Maria Cruz, Gaston Damag, Dex Fernandez, Arvin Flores, Dina Gadia, David Griggs, Robert Langenegger, Romeo Lee, Pow Martinez, Jayson Oliveria, Carlo Ricafort, Timo Roter, Gerry Tan, MM Yu, Maria Jeona Zoleta
Project Diversity 2007:
Andrea Bonifacio | John Day | Ik-Kyu Kim
Elliott Lloyd | Desi Minchillo | Natalia Nakazawa
Lisa Renko and Michael Matel | Sam Shaffer
Silent Auction Contributing Artists:
Alyson Aliano | Philip Brutz | Avy Claire
Molissa Fenley | Roy Fowler | Luis H. Francia
Tenjin Ikeda | Rebecca Klementovich | Haejae Lee
Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer | Timothy Lomas
MMBC/ Mason Maxey – Bobby Clifton collaboration
Richard Miceli | Roger Rothstein | Sam Shaffer | Greg Stowell