First Friday Citywide Artscrawl Event
Title: An Affinity - Porcelain Everyday & Zen Enso - Simply Circles
Artists: Kathryne Cyman-Contemporary Porcelain & Meredith W. McPherson-Sumi on xuan paper over panel
Artist's Reception: November 1, 2019
From: 5-8:30 PM
Meet & Greet Artists: November 23, 2019
From: 1-3:30 PM
Artist's Talk: 1:30 PM
Show Closes: November 30, 2019
Kathryne Cyman, artist's statement, Objects we encounter and use everyday transform us in ways we are unaware of. Holding a handmade porcelain cup created on the potter's wheel requires something different from our everyday senses. It feels mostly foreign at first, as its ability to capture color and light make it more than what we are accustomed to. True porcelains are the most durable ceramic, and this one was developed here in New Mexico at UNM in the 90's.
There's a sturdiness to the wall and foot ring of the form that's beyond being merely functional or utilitarian. Also, the creative spirit of the process is captured within its layers, like the forming of a shell in the ocean. Hopefully what we consume from it becomes more fulfilling. It was created with care and survived the firing because of that, along with its connection to a legacy of porcelain from Arita, Japan.
McPherson states, The Enso, considered the most profound subject of Zenga (Zen inspired painting), is used as a device for concentrating the mind and directly expresses, thusness - this-moment-as-it-is. One breath, one stroke, one moment. Each painting is brushed in sumi ink on handmade papers mounted on panels.
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CHADO NEW MEXICO promotes an active understanding and appreciation of the Way of Tea in the Urasenke Tradition throughout New Mexico, and works to increase good will and cultural exchange between the United States and Japan.
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