Thursday, March 10, 2022

Exhibition Opening March 12th, 2022—Variants: Jason Stopa & Osamu Kobayashi

One River School of Art + Design is excited to present a two-person exhibition of recent paintings by Jason Stopa and Osamu Kobayashi in its Allendale contemporary art gallery.


WHEN: The opening, on Saturday, March 12th, is from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and features an Artist Talk at 12:30 pm. Stopa’s and Kobayashi’s work will be on display through April 25, 2022.
319 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale
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Jason Stopa
is a painter and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA from Indiana University and his MFA from Pratt Institute. Stopa’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, Artsy, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail. Recent group exhibitions include "Light," at Miles McEnery in New York City and "Wayne Thiebaud Influencer: A New Generation" at the Manetti Shrem Museum in Davis, California. Recent solo exhibitions include "Hanging Gardens" at Atelier W in Pantin, France and "The Gate" at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects in New York City.

"I make abstract paintings that reference architecture. I’m specifically interested in the formal possibilities of utopian architecture. My oil paintings are made of thin washes using archetypal, geometric forms. My paintings are highly physical works and resemble a kind of flattened sculpture. I’m interested in the capacity of graphic color to point toward idealism."

Jason Stopa CV | Jason Stopa CV

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Osamu Kobayashi was born in Columbia, SC in 1984. He has exhibited widely in the US and abroad including solo exhibitions at the Greenwich House in New York, AplusB Contemporary Art in Italy, and John Davis Gallery in New York. He was recently awarded the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Fund from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is a recipient of the Morris Louis ’32 scholarship. Osamu currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

"My work is reductive and playful in form, verging on the surreal and comical. Utilizing an intuitive array of colors, shapes, and textures, I create visual dualities: fluid vs. rigid, abstract vs. figurative, warm vs. cool, large vs. small, etc. Like a good story, every element is integral to the structure of the whole. I aim for tension and mystery that never quite resolves."

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Osamu Kobayashi CV | Osamu Kobayashi CV

About One River School of Art + Design

Founded by Matt Ross in September of 2012 “one river” west of New York City, One River School of Art + Design has embarked on a mission to transform art education in America. Today, it’s innovative program teaches thousands of students in twelve schools across six states. One River’s unique gallery program, active in each school, introduces emerging contemporary artists to the local community, fostering important dialogue and self-expression while providing inspiration to One River’s students.

Images (in order of appearance):

• Primary Cathedral, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 41” x 35”

• Leaf II, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 32" x 30"