Current & Upcoming Exhibits
JFG is excited to introduce the work of Jean Shen, a Master Chinese Brush Painter, and her students. Ink brush painting was born during the Tang Dynasty in China and developed rapidly in the Son Dynasty. It arrived in Japan during the Kamakura period. Artists express their concepts of nature and emotion through brush painting. Jean conveyed “Chinese brush painting and calligraphy is a dance without using your feet, but rather with the bamboo brush in hand.” The artists express their joy, rhythm, and vitality on rice paper. The exhibit captures the creativity and joy of the garden through its illustration of flowers, birds, and koi.
Wabi-sabi (侘寂), a traditional Japanese aesthetic, signifies acceptance of transience and imperfection. In this exhibition, "Expression of wabi-sabi: Embracing Impermanence," artist; Dana Mano-Flank seeks to create awareness, insight, and explores the fragile connections between nature and human society.