First Friday Artscrawl Event
Artist Reception: October 5, 2018
From: 5-8:30 PM
Show Closes October 29, 2918
Title: Simple Form/Complex Surface
sumi on Xuan paper over panel
Meredith W. Mc Pherson
Voice of Flying Ink
UNM Students: Kristin Chapapas, Eli Friedman, Tiziana Dehorney, Monique Rivera, Jordyn Bernicke, Rick Orlando, Margarita Paz Pedro, Nick Guzzaardi, Audre Holtz, Anne Jaramillo, Drita Choy, Mackenzie Everette. Tiara Vigil.
The art form of Arita Porcelain Vessels has been studied at the University of New Mexico since 1980 and has continued through the generosity of Sensei Manji Inoue, Living National Treasure of Japan. The art continues to evolve through the creative spirit of students and teaching practice of Professor Kathryne Cyman. 'True porcelain' is a challenging clay medium and the process from Arita is arduous. The depth of color in the glazes is due to the translucent nature after firing, when the glaze becomes part of the clay. The resulting functional porcelain artworks are intended for use in everyday life and artisanal cuisine.
Meredith McPherson studied with Grand Master painter and calligrapher Liang Zongheng in Nanjing China. She studied Chinese art history and philosophy, poetry and painting, culture and craft, and the tools and techniques of Chinese calligraphy. Meredith has exhibited her artworks extensively throughout the USA, Canada, China, and Australia. She continues studying Shang Dynasty (circa 16th-11th centuries BCE) Oracle Bone Inscriptions and paints with a special focus on contemporary Zen-inspired brushed ink calligraphy on handmade paper.
Meredith says: Traces of black ink flying across white paper enables me to express my interpretation of ancient sacred symbols and then release those images to the custody of the art viewers who reinterpret the symbols through their own personal cultural lens. This creative process respects Master Lian's behest to 'Share the sacred images with the people.'
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