Artist Reception: Friday, August 31, 5-7 pm
Artist Demonstration: Saturday, September 1, 3-4 pm
One of the most artistically gifted Japanese bamboo artists of his generation, Morigami Jin is credited with introducing a new style of basketry to his region. His work is light and open but retains a complexity that implores the viewer to investigate it. Trailing Clouds is a basket in the technical sense; however, it uses non-traditional weaving and bold colors to delineate undulating ripples of madake bamboo. In Galaxy II, Morigami uses hexagonal plaiting to create a topographically rich sculptural form. In this exhibition, Morigami takes the opportunity to play with scale – creating his classic basket designs at double the usual size and combining discrete sculptures into sprawling diptychs and triptychs.