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December 13 to February 16 | Leslie and Johanna Garfield Gallery
December 13, 2013 through February 16, 2014
This exhibition features the art of two contemporary Japanese artists and introduces a new work by each into the museum’s permanent collection. Ikeda Manabu has awed audiences with his pen and ink drawings that interweave elements of civilization and nature into fantastic narratives. His drawings are densely and fantastically detailed, an accumulation of micro worlds within each work.
Tenmyouya Hisashi’s work, which he calls Neo Nihonga (Neo Japanese Painting), merges techniques and themes from traditional Japanese art and modern Japanese life, including street art and hip hop.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Preview reception 6–8 p.m. Live music by guitarist Steve Waugh, refreshments and a cash bar.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
2 p.m. Room L140, Elvehjem Building
Lecture by John T. Carpenter, Curator of Japanese Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Past as Future in Japanese Contemporary Art: Paintings by Tenmyouya Hisashi and Ikeda Manabu.