East Meets West: Capturing the Spirit of Texas through Japanese Woodblocks by Daryl Howard | Sept 24 - Oct 21
Austin based artist Daryl Howard authentically presents an East Asian technique of woodblocking, which dates back to 2nd century B.C. in China, and brings it to the 21st century to reflect nature’s forms. The show incorporates Howard’s Japanese woodblock prints as well as mixed media collage inspired by the natural Texas landscape. Her prints exude a brilliance of color juxtaposed by compelling black, and her architectural scenes and landscapes are refreshing visions close to her heart, drawing inspiration from world travel to the beauty of her home state.
Howard was introduced to this art form while teaching art in Tokyo in the 1970’s after receiving her BFA from Sam Houston State University. Howard was inspired by the 18th and 19th century Ukiyo-e woodcuts, and promptly began studying the technique by way of an apprenticeship with master print maker Hodaka Yoshida. After her studies with Yoshida and now proficient in the medium, she returned to her home state and graduated from the University of Texas with an MFA.
Since that time, Howard has traveled the globe nurturing her passion for the medium as well as mixed media collage. She has been exhibited and represented internationally since 1989, and her work is currently housed in over 75 permanent collections. Her art has also been reproduced in national publications. She exhibits through her studio on her ranch in Austin. Collectors anticipate her biannual exhibition, a one-day event held in the pavilion on her ranch in Austin.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to view her work outside of Austin.
The gallery presents guest lecturer Dr. Karen Pope of Baylor University, Art History Department; who will discuss Japonisme, the West’s enduring enthusiasm for the Art of Japan on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 6:00 PM. *
Opening: Saturday, September 24, 2011 2:00 – 8:00 PM
Artist Lecture: Daryl Howard on her life and process: Saturday, September 24, 6:00 PM
Gallery Talk: Guest Lecturer, Dr. Karen Pope will discuss Japonisme; Thursday, October 6, 6:00 PM. | *RSVP for this lecture through the Online Contact Form below or by calling the gallery.
Exhibition: September 24 – October 21
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