Open Your Eyes to Timeless Works of Artist Richard Tsao
Since art school, Richard Tsao dedicated himself to his painting and in time became recognized for the raw beauty of his signature process-based paintings of radiant monochrome tableaux. After slowly becoming established as an artist, he launched a parallel career in the late 1990s as a designer of women’s apparel, creating jewel-toned jackets inspired by the rich palette of hand woven Thai silk.
The power of intense, vibrant and nuanced color is at the heart of Tsao’s talent as both an artist and a designer. What distinguishes his passion for working with color is his unique ability to unleash its force. His paintings, to which he gave names resonant of earth, water, and mountains look and feel like crusts of nature that have been saturated in the rich hues of colored sediments over eons.
Tsao’s fashion designs are inspired by the beauty of hand-woven, iridescent Thai silk and he employs their magnificent colors in his creations to illuminate the wearer. His classic timeless designs are infused with elements of traditional Southeast Asian mixed with fun MOD elements. His signature “cocoon” jackets are handcrafted from 7 yards of handwoven silk and shirred into smart, sleek, jacket sheaths that mold the shape of the body. Because of Tsao’s love and fascination for the handmade since childhood, his designs are exquisitely crafted in Thailand, with special attention to details.
General admission is a $1 donation. All sales are final. In rare circumstances when a performance may be cancelled (due to extreme weather, artist absence, or other unavoidable situations) we offer refunds or replacement tickets for another performance.
We know you love your home at Channelside Apartments in Fort Myers, Florida, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.
Friday, March 1, 2019—6:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 1st Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901