Wednesday, February 15 – Wednesday, March 15
Mayuko Gray’s current work traces the evolution of her artistic path, from Japanese calligraphy, which she has studied since her childhood in Japan, to the Western traditions of drawing learned in the United States. The result is a historically rich hybridization that exists as part of both Japanese and American culture.
Whether through the literary artifacts of traditional proverbs, or through personal expressions in poetry and pictures, these pieces are reflections upon human nature, place, self, ephemerality, permanence, and universal wisdom. Simply stated, these drawings are expressions of a unique perspective, where East and West combine.
Reception: Thursday, February 16, 5pm – 6pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, February 16, 5pm – 5pm
Bartlett Center Room 109
Workshop: Friday, February 17, 10am – 2pm
Stillwater Multi Arts Center
Visiting artist Mayuko Gray will also lead a workshop in which she will guide participants through the process of creating Japanese calligraphy using traditional methods and materials. Gray will then demonstrate how the calligraphy can be applied to contemporary drawing techniques, with the subject matter of the image reflecting upon the writing.
This workshop is free and open to both the public and students.