December 13th, 6-11 pm
The Factory Presents: With Spirits, a solo exhibition by Jean Nagai from December 13, 2018 to January 5, 2019. For his first solo exhibition in Seattle since 2016, the Los Angeles painter will be showcasing new and beautifully hypnotic large scale paintings, as well as a collection of works from his ongoing ‘100 paintings/100 days’ project. This dedicated venture involves creating a new painting each day, for 100 days, those varying in size. Jean is a first generation Japanese American Artist who connects cultural beauties and supernatural occurances to pose his questions in metamorphic paintings. The works captive any viewer because of the repetitive gestures that create buoyant land and atmospheric scapes, ones that move with slow and gentle grace. Jean makes the complex systems and intricacy behind his work look effortless. Please join us for the opening reception on December 13th, from 6-11pm at The Factory (1216 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122). This show is guest curated by Anthony White.
Jean Nagai is a artist/muralist (b.1979 Seattle, WA) and currently living in Los Angeles. He received a BA from The Evergreen State College and his work has been shown in the Pacific Northwest and other places across the US. By engaging in a meditative process by which the sum of many individual dots accumulate to form a larger synergic whole, Jean’s work both creates and explores a spiritual microcosm and macrocosm that shifts between the physical, digital and political landscape.