February 28th – Aprill 11th, 2015

LHP is very pleased to present new series by Futo Akiyoshi, Abdolreza Aminlari, Keiko Narahashi and Robert Stone. Each group of works, exhibited here for the first time, examines the practical ideology of “perceptual art”, as was familiarized by Josef Albers. Through abstraction and seriality, combined with an emphasis on technique and form, each artist displays systematic variations in their individual methods.

Futo Akiyoshi‘s naked relations reveals the relative and transparent nature of color by layering hues, applied in triangular patches of translucent oil paint, on Plexiglas. The minimal forms, the thin overlays of paint and the limited colors, as well as the clear acrylic support, all become layers with no distinction between front and back. Akiyoshi was born in 1977 in Osaka, Japan and lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He received his MA from Nagoya University of Arts, Japan. Longhouse Projects presented his first solo exhibition in the United States in 2013. He has had solo exhibitions at Taro Nasu in Tokyo and Office Baroque in Antwerp, Belguim. Recent group shows include PARKHAUS im Malkastenpark, Dusseldorf; The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; Toyota Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan; Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; NADiff, Tokyo, Japan; Gallery HAM, Nagoya, Japan.

Everyday for 36 days, Abdolreza Aminlari created a new work on paper. Each page is a unique modification of eight squares, made up of thread-line grids, installed together, evoking pattern arrangements found in hanging Persian tapestry. Aminlari was born in 1979 in Tehran, Iran and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He was recently short-listed for the MOP CAP Art Prize in Dubai. He had a two-person exhibition at Longhouse Projects in March of 2014. His work has been shown internationally including shows at Derfner Judaica Museum, New York and KVKM Kunstverein, Cologne. Recently, Aminlari collaborated with composer Katharina Rosenberger on “Gesang an das noch namenlose Land”. A composition for string trio with tapestries by Aminlari commissioned by Gare du Nord, Basel for “Anima Trianguli” which traveled to Eglise St. Foy, Sélestat and Schlosskirche, Pforzheim and debuted in New York in March of 2014.

Keiko Narahashi‘s group of new ceramics, made at Greenwich House in New York City, investigate her continued focus on three-dimensional flatness. Each remarkably glazed planate ceramic part is perpendicularly joined to another, standing vertical, allowing various profiles to become visible. Narahashi was born in Tokyo, Japan, and raised in North Carolina and Cape Cod. She lives and works in New York City. She received an MFA in Painting from Bard College and a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She has had solo exhibitions at Hudson Franklin Gallery, New York, and participated in shows in New York City at Jason McCoy Gallery, Galerie Zurcher, Kate Werble Gallery, Lesley Heller Workspace, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, CRG Gallery, Bronx Museum of the Arts.  She was a recipient of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation studio grant in 2005 and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant in painting in 2006.

Robert Stone‘s textural black and white paintings have a relief-like quality. As they react to the light and shadow of their environment, the geometric volumes and angular intricacies of the works advance and recede, appear and disappear. Compositional complexity and repetition of form create a unified simplicity, the use of positive and negative space activates the plane, and the resulting impressions are simultaneously chaotic and tranquil.  Stone studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. His work made its debut to the public in his recent solo exhibition at Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco in 2014.