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.
In her mixed-media paintings she incorporates wabi-sabi and captures the small and simple beauty of nature. She incorporates natural materials such as leaves, flowers, rocks, bark, moss, copper, metal, rice paper, sand, as well as pigments and recreates organic textures on her canvases. Dana received her degree in Comparative Arts from Washington University in St. Louis and is currently based in Northern California. Her work has appeared in many juried exhibitions and invitational shows in museums, galleries and art centers throughout the United States.
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Japanese Friendship Garden Exhibition Hall
Gallery Hours: Monday to Sunday 10 am - 7 pm
Free with JFG Admission