We are pleased to announce an exhibition COMING HOME by Nancy Yoshii on October 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Nancy Yoshii is a fine craft artist working in collage, digital photography, jewelry, fiber, found object sculpture and mixed media. Having spent thirty years as a ceramic artist, she has found it liberating to enter the world of color, pattern, and composition that is collage and mixed media.
Now living in New York, Nancy spent her teen and young adult years in Fukuoka, so she is excited to be “coming home.” Japanese aesthetics figure strongly in her work, and a recent trip
to India also provided immense inspiration. An artist with no formal training, she is the grateful recipient of 37 years of nurturing and generosity from her fellow fine craft artists in the Long Island Craft Guild. Nancy exhibits her work in solo and group exhibitions around the New York metropolitan area.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
It’s wonderful to be COMING HOME to Japan after quite a few years since my last visit.
Having spent my youth and early adulthood in Fukuoka, I have long been intrigued by Japanese wrapping materials – both traditional and commercial. The aesthetics, the papers, the fabrics, graphics, packaging, wrapping techniques…I love it ALL.
Combine that with my passion for recycling/upcycling discarded materials [trash!], my nostalgic childhood memories of Japanese foods, my general love/hate relationship with food my whole life, and voila! Mixed media collage incorporating all those facets!
Nancy Yoshii “COMING HOME”
Date: October 26 (Thursday) to 28 (Saturday), 11:00 to 18:30, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.