Images of Grace began in 1996, leading to the second solo exhibit at Dillon Gallery (then in SoHo on West Broadway) in 1997. “Grace” (Greek word “Charis”) is a word has been a catalyst for many of Fujimura’s paintings. Fujimura stated at an artist talk lecture at Dillon Gallery, “Art mirrors this struggle and captures the process of letting go. Every stroke pushes the painting to sacrifice itself: every creative act destroys something previously built. Imagination reveals not new vistas but revelations of reality behind reality. All art points to a transaction between reality of the seen and reality of the unseen.”
The second solo exhibit at Dillon Gallery in 1999 was an exhibit called “Hours,” inspired by the Book of Hours, medieval devotional book of prayer.
Grace is the thread that connects the reality of the seen and the unseen.