The Old Jamestown Bridge series was selected for inclusion in Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline and Sensibility in conjunction with the International Mokuhanga Conference 2017, held at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
Images courtesy of Gaye Chan, Chair, Department of Art and Art History
from UH Manoa: The juried international exhibition Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility celebrates the Third International Mokuhanga Conference, which is being held outside of Japan for the first time. Mokuhanga, a traditional Japanese woodblock printing technique, is widely recognized through ukiyo-e prints that were popular during the Edo period (1603–1868).
Beauty of Mokuhanga features 107 woodblock prints and hand-printed artists’ books created by 68 invited artists from around the world. The diverse works include abstract to representational styles, vibrant to subtle hues, contemporary commentary and humor, and an unusual pair of plaited prints. This exhibition bridges time periods, places, generations, and disciplines through a celebration of the tradition of mokuhanga. It promotes the understanding of mokuhanga and its history, and encourages the study and practice of mokuhanga printmaking in the global art community. Artists represent the countries of Australia; Canada; Croatia; Finland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Macau, People’s Republic of China; the Netherlands, New Zealand; Norway; Poland; South Korea; the United Kingdom; and the United States of America.