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Winston Wachter Fine Art

Vitrified

  • Etsuko Ichikawa

Press for Vitrified

Current Exhibitions at Winston Wachter Fine Art


Real Spaces Paintings /2018-2021

  • Peter Waite,
  • Opens: Jun. 03, 2021
  • Closes: Jul. 09, 2021
  • Reception: Jun. 03, 2021
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

In Memory of Memory

  • Ed Cohen,
  • Opens: Apr. 22, 2021
  • Closes: May. 28, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Perfect Storm

  • Jessica Lichenstein,
  • Opens: Mar. 04, 2021
  • Closes: Apr. 17, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Winston Wachter 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Part One

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jan. 13, 2021
  • Closes: Jan. 27, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mid Air

  • Heather Hutchison,
  • Opens: Feb. 20, 2020
  • Closes: Mar. 28, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 20, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pictures from Rome

  • Tony Scherman,
  • Opens: Nov. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Pleasure Garden

  • Catherine Howe,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

American Commerce

  • Ethan Murrow,
  • Opens: May. 16, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 22, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vapor

  • Ann Gardner,
  • Opens: Apr. 04, 2019
  • Closes: May. 11, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Venn Luminosity

  • Michael Schultheis,
  • Opens: Feb. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 30, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vitrified

  • Etsuko Ichikawa
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Overview

  • Zaria Forman,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Public Lands

  • Tracy Rocca,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Ideal Feminine/The Feminine Ideal - Curated by Natasha Schlesinger

  • Jessica Lichtenstein,
  • Lala Abaddon,
  • Marc Dennis,
  • Margeaux Walter,
  • Natasha Law,
  • Rachel Lee Hovnanian,
  • Sebastiaan Bremer,
  • Sissi Farassat,
  • Stephanie Hirsch,
  • Todd Murphy,
  • Zoë Buckman,
  • Jen Ray,
  • Opens: May. 23, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 24, 2018
  • Reception: May. 23, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dominion

  • John Bowman,
  • Opens: Apr. 05, 2018
  • Closes: May. 12, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vision Division

  • Susan Dory,
  • Opens: Feb. 22, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 31, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 22, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paint it Black

  • Nicole Charbonnet,
  • Opens: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Contemplating Destiny

  • Ed Cohen,
  • Opens: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inside/Outside Voices

  • Meghan Boody,
  • Zoë Buckman,
  • Penelope Umbrico,
  • Jil Weinstock,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Continuities

  • Julie Speidel,
  • Opens: Jul. 13, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Scream In My Throat

  • Julia von Eichel,
  • Opens: Jun. 02, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Jun. 02, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cobalt Blue

  • Annie Morris,
  • Opens: May. 18, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Water Almanac

  • Ethan Murrow,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Difficult Women

  • Tony Scherman,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Beyond Measure

  • Betsy Eby,
  • Opens: Jan. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jan 10 - Feb 16, 2019

  • Reception: Jan 10, 6 - 8pm

Where

Winston Wachter Fine Art

  • 530 West 25th Street, Ground Floor , New York NY 10001 Map
  • 212.255.2718

About

Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York is excited to announce its first solo exhibition by artist Etsuko Ichikawa. Featuring hypnotic, glowing glass sculptures and elegant, burnt paper drawings alongside a dreamlike film, Vitrified is a meditation on water, fire, earth, and radioactivity.

In one series, “Leaving a Legacy,” Ichikawa looks to the 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima. The nuclear meltdown moved Ichikawa to examine humanity’s relationship to the materials we create and leave behind. The disaster in the artist’s native Japan led her to consider radioactive material closer to her home in Washington State. Upon learning that the Hanford nuclear site encases nuclear waste into glass in a process called vitrification, Ichikawa was inspired to create glass sculptures with added uranium. These glass orbs are illuminated to produce a hypnotic glow. The magnetic beauty draws in viewers, provoking us to contemplate the uncomfortably close connection we have to nuclear material.

In these works, molten glass is used as a fiery paint, scorching the surface of velvety, cast cotton paper. Ichikawa creates lyrical, flowing abstractions from the encounter of these contradictory elements of fire and paper, which she complements with watercolors.

Water joins all of Ichikawa’s work, and the nature of water is explored further in the short film, “Vitrified.” In this poetic film, a character encounters a radioactive glass orb in the forest and carries it to the ocean. A voiceover muses on the connective, destructive and eternal natures of water, which enables life and links everything in the world. The film, sculptures, and pyrographs complement each other, and each encourages a closer and more nuanced look at the others. Vitrified encourages viewers to accept and embrace the ironies, contradictions, and interconnectedness of all elements in life.


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