Wind From the East
Paintings by Michiyo Mizuuchi and Pottery by Yang-ja Lee
JOINT EXHIBIT OF PAINTINGS AND CERAMICS INFLUENCED BY ASIAN ART
January 5 – February 6, 2016
Friday, January 8, 6–9pm
Tuesday – Saturday 12-6 P.M.
Michiyo Mizuuchi’s current paintings reflect simplicity and elegance, “wabi-sabi”, an idea that resonates with the Japanese Zen philosophy, and with color harmony representing the core elements Michiyo brings forth in her work. Michiyo’s acrylic abstracts are strongly influenced by Helen Corning of the Yellow Barn Studio and Marsha Staiger of the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. She is a member of “OutloudArtists” www.outloudartists.org.
Yang-ja Lee’s pieces are strongly influenced by traditional Japanese pottery, and reflect her love of the Japanese tea culture (both everyday tea and ceremonial tea). Most of her pieces are either wood-fired or soda/gas-fired, which often adds subtle and unobstrusive beauty or “shibui” to her work. She belongs to Glen Echo Pottery. Most of her pieces are available online: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yangjalee.
Michiyo and Yang-ja were born and grew up in Japan, came to the US decades ago and have been working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as research scientists. Even though they started art as a hobby, it has become as important for them as their day jobs. This exhibit is their second joint show. The first one was held at Orchard Gallery, Bethesda, in 2009.
For more information, contact curator Liz Lescault at email@example.com.