Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Washi: Remember When…

Here's an upcoming show I'm invoved in. Just thought I'd let you all know:

Launch Projects presents

Washi: Remember When…
June 16 – June 26, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 17, 5-8pm

“What Remained of the Expedition...” by Louise Kiner

Launch Projects is pleased to present, “Washi: Remember When…”, a group exhibition featuring works on Washi paper. The exhibition is in partnership with “Washi Birthday Bash“, a city-wide celebration organized by The Japanese Paper Place. The celebration commemorates the 1400-year-old history of Washi paper.

Washi is the name of the exquisite paper that has been handmade by skilled Japanese craftsmen for more than 1400 years. Over the centuries, each of hundreds of variations of the paper was indispensible to Japanese daily life-in homes on windows, at shrines, on battlefields, on rainy days in umbrellas, and in elegant court calligraphy. At the turn of the 19th century there were some 80,000 families making washi. Today there are roughly 320 individuals who carry on the tradition.

Participating Artists: Jared Bond, Kelly Cade, J. Lynn Campbell, Linda Chen, Tara Cooper, Pamela Dodds, Natalie Draz, Emily Eng, Henna Kim, Louise Kiner, Cathy Lang, Emma Lau, Diane Antoinette Mohan, Alexey Osipenko, Janet F.Potter, Gianluca Primucci and Andrea Williamson.

Launch Projects
404 Adelaide St W, Toronto, M5V 1S8
Wed -Sat, 12-5pm

The Japanese Paper Place

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