Natural Born Lovers. Young couples making out, women with birds, and hedonistic groupings are the subjects of 'Natural Born Lovers,' an exhibition of recent ink drawings by Tracy Nakayama. For this exhibition Ms. Nakayama, has created a body of works reflecting a balance of what is 'dirty' and cute, tender and careless, and naive and sophisticated.
Natural Born Lovers
Young couples making out, women with birds, and hedonistic groupings are the subjects of "Natural Born Lovers," an exhibition of recent ink drawings by Tracy Nakayama. For this exhibition--her third solo show in 14 months--Ms. Nakayama, who was born in Honolulu and is based in New York, has created a body of works reflecting a balance of what is "dirty" and cute, tender and careless, and naive and sophisticated.
Ms. Nakayama creates, she says, "art that turns me on....The work is meant to be seen as neither retro nor kitschy. It is sincere and humble."
Tema Celeste, for its November/December 2001 issue, commissioned Ms. Nakayama to compose an essay, "Self-portrait." Her project, "Art For the Practicing Heterosexual," was published in the Spring/Summer 2000 issue of zingmagazine. Ms. Nakayama's work has been exhibited in New York, Frankfurt, San Francisco, and Toronto, and it will be featured in "Face Values," a group exhibition at White Columns, New York, in February/March 2002. Ms. Nakayama's work is included in private collections in New York, elsewhere in North America, and in Germany.
"Natural Born Lovers" is Tracy Nakayama's second solo exhibition at Modern Culture At The Gershwin Hotel.
7 February 2002, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Opening Reception
Gallery hours for this exhibition will be Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
For further information, please call Barry Neuman at 212.213.8289.
Modern Culture At The Gershwin Hotel
3 East 27th Street
New York, New York 10016