Floating Worlds is a survey of new contemporary art from Japan, alongside American artists who have Japanese and Asian roots or have created work that speaks to our theme. While “floating worlds” is a phrase art historically connected to Ukiyo-e art from Japan from around 1630 - the mid 1800s, we are using it here to refer to the major changes happening in the world we live in - the fleeting, floating nature of life - and the way artists depict this challenge. Indeed, the period when this phrase was used in Japan was one of tremendous upheaval, and our exhibition coincides with this fact of life. Whether sublime or active, contemplative or extroverted, this exhibition speaks to our times directly.
Japanese artists in the show - rarely seen in the US - are Yoko Umemoto, Motoko Oyamada, Sugimuru, Akira Nakamura, Kumiko Suzuki, and MIchiko. American artists are Sam Francis, Gloriane Harris, Peter Alexander, Robert Nelson, Juri Koll, MB Boissonnault, and others to be announced.
Artists Reception: Sunday, January 5, 2-5pm
Artists Talk: December - date and time to be announced - in which we’ll include statements and/or video from the Japanese artists.