Pop-up Exhibition

May 10 2024

6:00 pm


May 10 2024 - May 12 2024

Tadashi Hayakawa – Pop-up Exhibition

Gallery hours for the Pop-up Exhibition:
Friday, May 10, 20246:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, May 11, 2024 11:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 12, 2024 11:00 – 4:00 pm

Bitfactory Gallery presents Tadashi Hayakawa’s Art for EveryoneBiennial Pop-up Exhibition. Hayakawa has made a tradition to occasionally offer his Abstract Expressionist paintings at more accessible prices so that he may share his appreciation and offer an opportunity for art lovers with smaller budgets to acquire his works. The show is three days only and features paintings from $900 to $1,500 that normally sell for $3,000-$6,000. The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception on Friday, May 10 from 6-9 p.m. as well as view and purchase works on Friday May 10, 6-9 p.m., May 11 and 12, 11-4 p.m.

Hayakawa’s deeply visceral abstract compositions come alive in a tumultuous uproar of movement and color, revealing the joy and excitement of his painting process with each brushstroke. Despite the vigorous nature of their creation and the sense of bliss he finds, he does not paint simply to be carried away by the act of painting. He is preoccupied by more transcendent concerns, and he alit a long time ago on painting as the best way to investigate such concerns. It could be said that Hayakawa came to focus on these metaphysical matters because they suited the act of painting, as well as vice-versa. At age 84, he loves talking to people and sharing stories about his life and work and looks forward to doing so at this Pop-up Exhibition.

Tadashi Hayakawa was born in Tokyo, Japan and as a young child studied with prominent contemporary artist/teacher Toshiyuki Tonaka. He came to the USA in 1961 where he studied at Los Angeles City College, later receiving his MFA at Otis Art Institute. After becoming a U.S. Citizen in 1971 he made his living in commercial graphics until, at age 50, Hayakawa felt something missing in his life spiritually. So, he returned to fine art, dedicating himself completely to exploring the transcendent concepts of being human. Since then, he has been in 28 solo exhibitions and group shows in the US, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand. He has been creating art for over 70 years and is profoundly grateful to be an artist and mentor to other artists.Hayakawa lives and works in Parker, Colorado where he facilitates artist workshops to pay forward the good fortune and support, he has received.

Bitfactory Gallery, located at 851 Santa Fe Drive in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, exhibits work by the best emerging and up-and-coming local, national, and international visual artists, striving to showcase art that may not be a good fit for other galleries. They also host one major or renowned artist a year, bringing new and exciting work to Denver. The building also houses Bitfactory Studios with the vision of providing a helpful, friendly working atmosphere for artists and the Garage at Bitfactory, a pop-up space available to rent in one-, three-, or seven-day blocks. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason at info@bitfactory.net or (303) 862-9367 or visit www.bitfactory.net. They can be found on Facebook and Instagram @bitfactorygallery and on X at @bitfactoryg