Of Water and Wood: Michele Kishita '97 MFA '10

Painted Bride Art Center

Solo exhibit of new work by Liberal Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor, Academic Advisor and alumna Michele C. Kishita BFA '97 (Painting), MFA '10 (Painting).

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"Of Water and Wood" is a response to the wood grain in Kishita's painting surfaces and Katsushika Hokusai's waterfall prints. Kishita's interest in how Hokusai transformed the fierce dynamism of waterfalls into the quiet duration of stone and how water's fluid mutability gestures towards the essential impermanence and transience of all things is the basis for her new work. Using outlines of Hokusai's prints, she attempts to create correlations between his depictions and the whorled wood grain of her panels, delineating the truly fluid resonances between what appear to be disparate elements.

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Above: "Skipping Stones," acrylic and gold leaf on wood panel, 22" x 48", 2013 (detail shown on homepage).

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Philadelphia, PA 19106
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