Stewart Wachs sent me this one, and though it isn’t actually in Kyoto, I suppose I can bend the rules just this once. Nara isn’t too far away now is it?
Revisiting the Tradition
Hiro Sato, photographer and Christine Flint Sato, sumi artist, both work in media with long traditions. In this exhibition they show work which is based on those traditions but which has been reworked in contemporary ways.
Hiro presents work using alternative print making techniques which developed in Europe in the mid 19th Century prior to regular photography. He adds a modern twist by combining them with computer based digital techniques.
Christine works in the traditional sumi medium and uses sumi, brushes and paper which have been produced in Nara since it was the capital. She re-works the landscape (sansui) scroll style using a combination of freely flowing sumi and highly detailed mark making.
The artists will be at the gallery throughout the show, however, Christine can’t be there on October 8th and 11th. There will be a small party on October 10th from 5-7 pm with a live acoustic performance by someone called Robin.
This exhibition is part of the Nara Art Prom celebrating the 1300th year anniversary of Nara as the capital. It continues from October 6th – 11th at Gofusha Gallery. There is a map at the gallery site or you can just click on the image to the right.