Solo Exhibition: “Aurora” Mead Carney Gallery, London

[Originally posted May 20th, 2014]

Opening reception May 28, 2014
Show Dates May 28 – June 21, 2014
Mead Carney Fine Art
45 Dover Street
London W1S 4FF

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Mead Carney is proud to present AURORA, the debut London exhibition by New York-based emerging artist Miya Ando.

A descendant of Bizen sword makers, Ando was raised among sword smiths and Buddhist priests in a temple in Okayama, Japan. Combining traditional techniques of her ancestry with modern industrial technology, Ando skillfully transforms sheets of burnished steel and anodized aluminum into ephemeral abstractions suffused with subtle gradations of color.

For Ando, the paradoxical pairing of spiritual subject matter with metal is intentional. She says: “My work is an exploration into the duality of metal and its ability to convey strength and permanence, yet in the same instance absorb shifting color and capture the fleetingness of light. It reminds us of the transitory nature of all things in life.”