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goodnight: sweet, hearts

Nicholas Aoki Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 13th
From 7 – 10pm

Runs Aug 13 – Sept 20, 2009

Summoning the essence of heroic tradition found within work such as The Illiad and The Odyssey, goodnight: sweet, hearts. explores the modern day struggle between skepticism and belief, mortality and philosophy. Nicholas Aoki creates an epic narrative composed of Gods and mortals seeking passage, testing fate and enduring trials amongst an ensemble of anthropomorphic archetypes. Through each atmospheric landscape, there is a constant transformation and the inevitable existential questioning of life, death, faith and the fantastic ideal.

A graduate of Sheridan College, Aoki began producing work within the Canadian art collective Team Macho. Since graduating in 2002, he has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Bordeaux, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto and Amsterdam. A medium intrinsically associated with pre-digital illustration and automobile painting, Aoki wields the airbrush with a painterly sensibility, applying watercolour and acrylic with precise delicacy. goodnight: sweet, hearts. is Nicholas Aoki’s first solo exhibition.

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Selected Artwork

Nicholas AokiI Sleep Beneath Etna, 200920 x 13 in. unframed, 24.75 x 18 in. framed Acrylic on Paper.

Nicholas Aoki
I Sleep Beneath Etna, 2009
20 x 13 in. unframed, 24.75 x 18 in. framed
Acrylic on Paper.

Nicholas AokiHe Took Our Coins, 2009 Acrylic on Paper.

Nicholas Aoki
He Took Our Coins, 2009
20 x 13 in. unframed, 24.75 x 18 in. framed
Acrylic on Paper.

Nicholas AokiTo the Maw We Follow, 2009Acrylic on Paper.

Nicholas Aoki
To the Maw We Follow, 2009
13 x 20 in. unframed, 18 x 24.75 in. framed
Acrylic on Paper.

Nicholas AokiWith Radish Eyes and Hollow Hearts, 200911.25 x 19 in. unframed, 15.5 x 23.75 in. framedAcrylic on Paper.

Nicholas Aoki
With Radish Eyes and Hollow Hearts, 2009
11.25 x 19 in. unframed, 15.5 x 23.75 in. framed
Acrylic on Paper.

Nicholas AokiI Spirit Fled Into the Gloom Below, 200920.5 x 13 in. unframed, 25.25 x 17.75 in. framed. Acrylic on Paper.

Nicholas Aoki
I Spirit Fled Into the Gloom Below, 2009
20.5 x 13 in. unframed, 25.25 x 17.75 in. framed.
Acrylic on Paper.

Nicholas AokiCelaeno, 2009 6 x 8 in.Watercolour on Paper.

Nicholas Aoki
Celaeno, 2009
6 x 8 in.
Watercolour on Paper.

Nicholas AokiIris, 2009 6.75 x 6 in.Watercolour on Paper.

Nicholas Aoki
Iris, 2009
6.75 x 6 in.
Watercolour on Paper.