Gyotaku: Impressions of the Sea
February 12 @ 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 28, 2018
Using Sumi ink, Washi paper, and the days catch, Gyotaku (gyo =fish, taku= stone rubbing) is the traditional method of printing fish in Japan. Originally, fishermen used Gyotaku as a way of documenting their catches, but since then it has become an art form of its own.
Strictly adopting the traditional technique and materials, the artwork by Dwight Hwang is so sophisticated and detailed as to seemingly give new life to the fish. His passion for fishing and love for marine creatures shines through each of his works.
This is a preview show for the exhibition to be held in summer 2018 at the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles in collaboration with LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). All of the fish featured in this preview show will be from Japan. The fish are courtesy of Luxe Seafood.
Meet the Artist Opening Reception
Thursday, February 8, 2018 7-9pm