IMPERMANENCE VS. PERMANENCE HEALING ART
Akihiko Izukura and Ines Sun
December 2-8, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 6-8 PM
Large scale silk textile installation from Kyoto Including 16minutes silent retreat in the silk tea hut.
Akihiko Izukura is a natural textile artist. The basic ideas behind his works are "Compassion for Life" and "Sun and Water Circulation." His use of sustainable fabrics and garments create living, breathing pieces; pieces that are formed by the symbiosis of nature. His breathing textiles are dyed with only natural plants, flowers, and insects. He does not even use fire when dyeing with natural ingredients, but instead uses heat generated by the sun's energy. His deeper scense of the preciousness of life starts with silk; more specifically, the life cycle of the silk worm. He sucessfully created a large spherical shape arranging and stretching rows of silkworms on the surface of a ball. In this exhibition, he brings works born of his present state of mind. He will be glad if, amid the city, this one spot becomes like an oasis that welcomes the human spirit in a calming embrace and makes people reflect on the preciousness of life.
Ines Sun was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She studied abstract expressionism in New York and in her subsequent travels to England and Scotland, where the mists rising over the ancient mountains and lochs left an indelible impression on her. She then traveled to China, searching for inspiration, she studied brush painting and calligraphy. Finally moving to Wellington, New Zealand, testing the boundaries of what this radically new environment could bring to her art. She quite literally had to break free in order to fully realize her identity as an artist. Mei Ying, Director of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, call her the "Georgia O'Keefe of the East." Sun's command of both Eastern and Western artistic influences is reflected in her poetic, colorful paintings.