Reception at Buster Levi set for May 6

The Buster Levi Gallery in Cold Spring will host an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 6 for an exhibit of new paintings by two Japanese artists, Setsuya Kotani and Yoko Yoshimatsu. It continues through May 22.

Yoshimatsu, who lives in a village near Osaka when she is not visiting the U.S.  typically paints dream-like female figures. Her style recalls in mood and finish two artists of the French Symbolist period: Gustave Moreau and Odilon Redon.

The Rainy Day, by Yoko Yoshimatsu (image provided)
The Rainy Day, by Yoko Yoshimatsu (image provided)

Like Yoshimatsu, Kotani pays meticulous attention to brushwork, detail, and mood. A retired professor of painting and ceramics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his abstract canvasses are subtle poetries with a glaze-like finish, obliquely telling tales of human relationship.

The gallery is located at 121 Main St. For information, visit

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