Current & Upcoming Exhibits
Emerging artist Yoichi Nakama from Kyoto, Japan will be the next exhibitor at JFG's Exhibit Hall. During his painting process, Nakama employs elements of abstraction and moves away from objective representations. Nakama chooses to express his feeling about the beauty of nature, the phenomenon of light, and atmospheric changes as it occurs within Kyoto - during the process, the canvas itself is transformed into an object of nature.
Since returning to Japan in 2007, and under the influence of her mother who worked with the lore of the traditional Japanese handmade paper (washi), Ishiwata became deeply charmed by its beauty and started to create original “plant figures” using washi. Development of the technique with paper strings and ligature became her characteristic style. Through her art work, Ishiwata hopes to be able to connect traditional washi and Japanese aesthetic sense to global context and provide a unique experience for people to see an amazing transformation of one sheet of paper through one person`s hands.