To Live, Oil and Wax on Loose Canvas, 12" X 9", Sold
To Hope, Oil, Wax, and Antique Fabric on Paper, 12" X 9", $135
Renewal, Oil and Wax on Panel, 10" X 9 3/4" Framed, $250
Into the Depths, Oil and Wax on Panel, 10 3/4" X 10 3/4" Framed, $250
To Hover, Oil and Wax on Canvas, 12" X 12", $350
Thoughts Among Us, Oil and Wax on MDF, 12" X 13" Framed, $350
The Echo, Oil and Wax on MDF, 13" X 12" Framed, $350
Between, Oil and Wax on Panel, 12 1/4" X 13", Sold
The Crossing, Oil and Wax on Panel, 12 1/4" X 13", Sold
Deep Dive, Oil and Wax on Panel, 18 3/4" X 16" Framed, Sold
Rainy Day, Oil and Wax on Canvas, 28 1/2" X 22 3/4" Framed, Sold
Even Flow, Oil and Wax on Canvas, 30 1/2" X 24 1/2", Sold
Her Wish, Oil and Wax on Canvas, 36 1/2" X 36 1/2", Sold
Fusion, Oil and Wax on Canvas, 36" X 36", $1,400
To Tear Through, Oil and Wax on Canvas, 30 3/4" X 40 1/2", Sold
Passing Through, Oil and Wax on Canvas, 37" X 49", Sold
Moving Across, Oil and Wax on Canvas, 36" X 48", Sold
Over and Under, Oil and Wax on Canvas, 36" X 48", $2,000
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Heather Kanazawa still remembers the way the cool, crisp blues cut through formations of trees in the woods. Or the way the ripples in the water looked on a cool spring day. In her paintings, both memory and process serve as key elements. She is able to thoroughly memorize these past memories in order to investigate them, providing descriptive imagery.
Kanazawa's paintings are studies of memory and place. Her work mainly is abstraction, because she feels that most memories are simply recordings of colors, textures, or sounds. she develops them, adding and subtracting paint, scraping, taking away, and playing with color and texture. It is through this process that the work begins to develop and feel fully realized.
Kanazawa works intuitively and lets the act of painting guide her through each step. It is through this process that she is able to convey a sense of depth in her work. Her goal is for the painting to take on it's own voice and, in essence, to become another place other than the initial trace of memory.
Recent paintings are documentations of travel, particularly of time spent in Japan and the influence of Japanese life. Kanazawa seeks to record feelings and emotions, as well as essential moments of being and existence in a culture infused by the idea of “Zen” and meditation, as well as the fast-paced atmosphere of daily work life embedded in the culture.
Kanazawa was born in Pittsburgh PA in 1984. She received her BFA in 2007 and her MA in Art Education in 2011 from Edinboro University. Recent exhibitions took place at Glass Growers Gallery in Erie PA, Crary Art Gallery in Warren PA, and the Wellsville Creative Arts Center in Wellsville NY. She currently lives in Kennedy New York and also works as an adjunct art instructor at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown NY.
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Wednesday - Saturday 10 - 6
Sunday 1 - 5