Move In Freedom

Mari Oshima
Alkemikal Soshu
Eva Schicker

September 29, 2013 – March 30, 2014
opening reception: Saturday, September 28, 6–9PM

Mari Oshima, Unlimited, Metro Card, ethan pettit gallery 2013
Mari Oshima, Unlimited, Metro Card, 2011-13

Move in Freedom, Mari Oshima and friends, ethan pettit gallery, Sept 2013
Move in Freedom features the work of
Mari Oshima (above, with friends), Alkemikal Soshu,
and Eva Schicker. January — March 2014.
Opening Night, Move in Freedom, ethan pettit gallery, 28 Sept 2013
Opening Night, 28 September 2013

video of the opening
flickr album
facebook album
press release (pdf download 103 KB)
Mari Oshima's website announcement
Mari Oshima's album of the opening

Move in freedom, move in total freedom, and each moment remember to drop the past. It accumulates like dust. Each moment you have experienced something, and then it goes on accumulating. Don't accumulate it. Just go on ceasing as far as the past is concerned, dying as far as the past is concerned, so you are totally alive, throbbing, pulsating, streaming, and, whatsoever comes, you face it with awareness.
— Osho

This long-running show features the work of Mari Oshima, Eva Schicker, and Alkemikal Soshu, three artists who are central to our work at the gallery on the art object as an integrative system. This show offers a certain approach to the question of "abstraction" as it manifests in recent painting in general and in the work of other artists in our gallery. An artwork is not "abstract" because of what it looks like, but because of what it is. A work is not abstract because it resembles stylistically other works that have been called abstract, but rather because it is, literally, an abstraction of things. This is the sense in which we want to define abstraction.

Alkemikal Soshu, Meson Collider
ink and graphite on paper, 2013
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Eva Schicker, Beyond Times
ink wash and linocut on paper, 2013

Mari Oshima, Unlimited, paper, 2011-2013

Alkemikal Soshu, The Matador
oil on canvas 24 x 48 in. 2012
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Mari Oshima, Unlimited, paper 2011—2013

Mari Oshima, Unlimited, paper 2011 – 2013

Mari Oshima, Unlimited, paper 2011 – 2013, detail

Eva Schicker, Cloud, 2013
ink, wash, and linocut on paper

Alkemikal Soshu, Venom, oi on canvas, 2012 

Eva Schicker, balsa wood miniature, 2013