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

 

 

Ginga (The Silver River/Galaxy) & Mandala

Ginga ("The Silver River" / "Galaxy") and Mandala opening Saturday September 10 #losangeles @loraschlesingergallery

In Buddhism, a mandala represents the universe and is traditionally used in meditation. These mandalas  are created using Bodhi (Ficus Religiosa or Bodaiju) skeleton leaves from the Bodhi tree, the species of tree under which The Buddha gained enlightenment. 

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Datebook: Miya Ando’s Minimalist Artwork at Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle

“Tasogare (Twilight) The Time of Moonlight, Sunlight & Starlight),” a solo exhibition by American minimalist artist Miya Ando will run at Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, from September 8 through October 27, 2016. The artist creates thoughtful landscapes on metal using dye, urethane, and resin in a way that pays homage to the Japanese heritage of sword-making and Buddhism.

For her solo exhibition, Ando focuses her attention on the moment that exists right at hand and reminds viewers that time is both transitional and temporal. The careful selection of materials helps the artist to create pieces that play with light, transforming with each angle and viewer.

The title “Tasogare” is Japanese for twilight, that time of the day when sunlight, moonlight, and starlight combine to transform the evening sky. -

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1516892/datebook-miya-andos-minimalist-artwork-at-winston-wachter

"Tasogare" (Twilight)The time of Moonlight, Sunlight & Starlight MIYA ANDO solo exhibition Seattle Winston Wachter

Solo exhibition Seattle September 8,2016 @winstonwachter Gallery "Tasogare" (#Twilight)The time of #Moonlight, #Sunlight & #Starlight Paintings #miyaando Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is proud to announce Tasogare/Twilight (The Time of Moonlight, Sunlight and Starlight), our premiere solo exhibition with painter #MiyaAndo. The title Tasogare is the Japanese word for #twilight, the time of day when #sunlight, #moonlight and #starlight work together to transform the sky.

Solo exhibition Seattle September 8,2016 @winstonwachter Gallery "Tasogare" (#Twilight)The time of #Moonlight, #Sunlight & #Starlight

Paintings #miyaando Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is proud to announce Tasogare/Twilight (The Time of Moonlight, Sunlight and Starlight), our premiere solo exhibition with painter #MiyaAndo. The title Tasogare is the Japanese word for #twilight, the time of day when #sunlight, #moonlight and #starlight work together to transform the sky.

Los Angeles Solo exhibition

Lora Schlesinger Gallery is pleased to present a new body of work by New York based artist Miya Ando. The exhibition titled 銀河 Ginga ("The Silver River" / "Galaxy") and Mandala  is an exploration of our connection to nature and the interconnectivity of all things. It will include two bodies of work that were inspired by the Japanese word for galaxy, which translates into ‘The Silver River in the Sky’ as well as Ando’s Bodhi Leaf  Mandalas. The show opens with an artist’s receptionSeptember 10 #miyaando @loraschlesingergallery #mandala

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Pijnk Red Mandala, 41" x 41",Bodhi (Ficus Religiosa) Skeleton Leaves, Dye, Monofilament, archival ragboard, framed. 2016

Pijnk Red Mandala, 41" x 41",Bodhi (Ficus Religiosa) Skeleton Leaves, Dye, Monofilament, archival ragboard, framed. 2016

Specialist Picks - Artsy

Artsy Specialist Picks: Kintsugi (Repaired with Gold) Shou Sugi Ban (Charred Cedar Wood) 4.4.1, 2016 Miya Ando

This exquisite piece by Miya Ando is born from a longstanding tradition of Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken objects using lacquer dusted with powdered gold. This tradition comes from the idea that an object’s wear and tear adds to the object’s history rather than marking the item as a defect. Ando’s‘repair’ of the charred wood with lacquer and gold has ties to her longtime preoccupation with Zen Buddhist philosophies of embracing the ephemeral and the imperfect. Similar to her artworks, the artist’s life also has a touch of magic.  She is of both Japanese and Russian heritage, and is a descendant of Bizen sword makers. She was first raised by smith-turned Buddhist priests in Japan then moved to the redwood forests of Santa Cruz, California. Now living and working in Brooklyn, the artist has exhibited extensively throughout the world, including the “Frontiers Imagined” Exhibition at the 56th Venice Biennale to a more recent solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore in New York this past July.

SF Cinematheque

https://m.artsy.net/article/artsy-auctions-specialist-picks-sf-cinematheque-benefit-auction

Kintsugi (Repaired with Gold) Shou Sugi Ban (Charred Cedar Wood) 4.4.1, 2016 Miya Ando