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Two 48" x 96" pigment urethane aluminum #paintings #installed! @terauch1 #miyaando @hirotaketoyokawa @aakiiie

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SCAD MUSEUM SOLO EXHIBITION Gallery Talk

Gallery talk for exhibitions: 'Temporal' and 'Other Situations'

Thursday, Aug. 17

5:30 p.m.SCAD Museum of Art

Savannah, GA

601 Turner Blvd.

Join museum curators and exhibiting artists for a gallery talk to celebrate the opening of two solo exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art: "Temporal" by Miya Ando and "Other Situations" by Liliana Porter.

The gallery talk is led by Storm Janse Van Rensburg, SCAD head curator of exhibitions, and Humberto Moro, SCAD curator of exhibitions. An Argentinian wine tasting follows the talk, hosted by the Consulate General of Argentina in Atlanta, in the presence of General Consul Jorge López Menardi.

New York-based artist Miya Ando explores images and materials and their associative cultural significance. Her exhibition brings together three significant works and series made of wood, steel and silk chiffon. "Temporal" underscores the artist’s interest in the contrasts between the steadfast and the ephemeral, the secular and the spiritual. "Temporal" is on view Aug. 17, 2017 through Jan. 14, 2018.

Liliana Porter is best known for her photographs and installations exploring the conflicting boundaries between reality and fiction and the ways in which images are circulated and consumed. Selected works feature anonymous miniature figurines confronted with overwhelming tasks as a metaphor for the burden of labor and domesticity; others present icons such as Joan of Arc and Che Guevara as their legacies are reduced to representations in cheap, everyday merchandise. "Other Situations" is on view Aug. 17, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018.

The gallery talk and wine tasting are free and open to the public.

 

 

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LACMA EXHIBITION

My painting #Kumo (#Cloud) will be exhibited september 14 @lacma #losangeles Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

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SOLO EXHIBITION 'TEMPORAL' SCAD MUSEUM OF ART

 

Miya Ando exhibition: 'Temporal'

Thursday, Aug. 17-Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018SCAD Museum of Art

Savannah, GA

601 Turner Blvd.

SCAD Museum of Art presents an exhibition by Miya Ando that profiles her ongoing, finely calibrated exploration of images and materials and their cultural significance. "Temporal" brings together three significant works and series in the artist’s oeuvre, made of wood, steel and silk chiffon. The nature of these materials provides important conceptual markers and underscores the artist’s interest in the contrasts between the steadfast and the ephemeral, the secular and spiritual.

The recent series, "Redwood (Spirit)," pictures trees on large suspended silk chiffon panels spread throughout the exhibition space, dictating a meandering path through the exhibition. Redwoods are the tallest growing trees, and some of the world’s oldest living entities. Once spread across the globe, these ancient giants are now found in confined geographic areas. In the exhibition, the diaphanous panels appear as ghostly expressions of these redwood trees, a barely there interpretation as if it were a memory.

"Emptiness the Sky," an installation created in 2015, is an immersive cube measuring 7 feet in all directions and clad in blackened wood using the Japanese technique of Shou Sugi Ban, the act of scorching building materials until they harden to form a protective layer against the elements. The interior of the space consists of highly reflective, polished metal paintings, a levity that contrasts with the heavy exterior. The artwork illustrates Ando’s interest in creating seamless abstract surfaces that prompt contemplation.

A descendant of Bizen province sword makers, Ando spent her childhood among Buddhist priests in a temple in Okayama, Japan, and later, in California. She apprenticed with master metalsmiths at Hattori Studio in Japan, followed by a residency at the Northern California Public Art Academy. She earned a B.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and studied Buddhist iconography and imagery at Yale University.  Her work has been shown at the De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, California, in an exhibition curated by Nat Trotman of the Guggenheim Museum, and in an exhibition at the Queens Museum, New York, among others.

"Temporal" is curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, SCAD head curator of exhibitions.

Gallery Talk: Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Museum hours:

Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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From Kusama to Turrell, 9 Artists Who Made Perfect Spaces for Meditation ARTSY EDITORIAL BY MITCH SAWYER JUL 22ND, 2017

It’s a safe bet that anyone who’s spent a prolonged amount of time looking at a painting—or failing that, can recall theSeuratscene fromFerris Bueller’s Day Off—can recognize the meditative power of art. But several artists have taken this idea further, building entire environments meant to help viewers experience deep serenity or contemplation. From giant saltwater tanks to secluded Appalachian outposts, these nine works provide space to guide in focused meditation.

LINK TO ARTICLE

Excerpt: 

Miya Ando, 8 Fold Path, 2009

Miya Ando, 8 Fold Path, 2009. Courtesy of the artist.

    Ando describes her works as “studies in nothingness.” Raised partly in a secluded Buddhist temple in Okayama, Japan, she says her spiritual practice informs her exploration of simplicity and reduction. In 2009, Ando donated her work 8 Fold Path to the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles. The work comprises a grid of four steel plates shaded by a thin application of patina. 8 Fold Path serves as a reminder of the dharma wheel—a visual representation of Buddhism’s noble eightfold path—for the L.A. space’s practitioners, who meditate facing the pedestal above which the work hangs.

     

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    LACMA (LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART) ACQUISITION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION

    I am very honored to have one of my 'Kumo' (Cloud) paintings acquired by LACMA (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art) for their permanent contemporary collection.

    This series is ink on stainless steel and stainless alucore. I have always been intrigued by the way that metal reflects and redirects light. My intention was to capture the fleeting and transitory qualities of clouds in the sky.

    Pictured: Kumo (Cloud) 49.6, 49" x 49", ink on stainless steel alucore, 2016