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Text Drawing of “You Are Built Not To Shrink Down To Less but To Blossom Into More”—Oprah Winfrey (Detailed Close-up), 2009, Graphite & ink on Paper, 72” x 36” 



 Torturing the Innocent II, Hamster No.17 – Hit by Whisk, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 9” x 12”

Metamorphosis - Strangely It Became A Portrait, 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 24”x18”

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National Women’s History Month:Ayakoh FURUKAWA’s Text Drawings & Other Projects

Solo Exhibition  Mar. 6 – 27, 2010


Opening Reception:

Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010

1 – 4 PM, RSVP before Mar 3, Wed.


Art Touch Collection
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Greenwich, CT  06831
Tel 203 661-0140  Fax 203 661-6869
Hours Tue-Sat 11 - 4


Ayakoh Furukawa is an international artist based in New York. Furukawa works on simultaneous multiple projects. She chooses the best style and medium to express certain statements and provides a visual expression to convey a distinctive aesthetic.  She has a BFA and MFA from Hunter College of the City University of NY.  She has exhibited in Chelsea, NY; Tokyo and Osaka, Japan and Shanghai, China.


In celebration of National Women’s History Month, Art Touch Collection will have a special exhibition of Ayakoh Furukawa’s  Text Drawings of Long Necked Women.   As explained by the artist: "A significant element is my meticulous handwriting.  The text which is the title of the work become lines and adds depth and character to the image. The images in my works are metaphors and meant to be ambiguous.  I repeat the same text thousands of times in my head and question the meaning of the text as I develop the images as I draw. The process is very important to show how truthful I am to my statement in each drawing. This sincerity becomes an obsession and the resulting images are strangely beautiful.  These women make me reflect on their life upon the culture in which I live.  By incorporating the quotations of celebrities into the drawings for this particular series, I hope to achieve a unique visual statement.”


Torturing the Innocent A series of paintings and drawings of the artist’s deceased pet hamster.  The hamster is a unique protagonist to evoke the dark side of the human mind as well as the fragility of life.  As quoted by noted art critic Robert Morgan, “The drawings and paintings that ensued are meticulously rendered and superb in their even-handed and fierce stylization. As with the rest of this engaging exhibition, Furukawa’s psychological insight and penetration open a door to the unknown through which many Westerners—with the possible exception of the 17th Spanish Baroque artists, such as Goya and Josep Ribera—would not dare to tread.”



Metamorphosis is Furukawa’s aspiration to visualize the metamorphosis of the human mind signified by biomorphic images and fragments of the human body. Instead of using a Western visual system such as linear perspective and modeling to create illusions, the artist instead employs Eastern techniques using overlapping and multiple contrasts.