"Contrasting Memories" is an exhibition of new paintings of Keita Morimoto at Nicholas Metivier Gallery The exhibition will open on September 10th and run until October 1st, with an opening day reception on Saturday, September 10th from 1 – 3 pm.
"This is Morimoto’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. Internationally renowned artist Keita Morimoto’s luminous cityscapes and portraits are painted in a classical technique that blends fantastical elements with real locations he finds in Tokyo and Toronto. His amplified use of colour and cinematic compositions transform everyday streets scenes into extraordinary worlds. While his paintings are dreamy, aesthetic tributes to storefronts, parking lots and other everyday urban encounters, underlying tones of isolation and displacement allude to concerns for the structural fragility and moral codes of contemporary life."