New additions to 'Reflections of Japan in East Yorkshire' at Beverley Art GalleryThu 17th February 2022
Thanks to the continuing popularity of the ‘Reflections of Japan in East Yorkshire’ exhibition at Beverley Art Gallery, artist Laura Boswell has added some brand new works to the exhibition.
“I’m delighted to refresh the exhibition with several new prints, especially as the show is now extended to 26 March”, says Laura Boswell. “The new arrivals include two giant Japanese woodblock prints - look out for the one with a decorative sky, printed using a scaffolding plank!’
In addition, there are brand new prints hot off the press. Limestone Valley features the dramatic landscape of Malham Cove, while Sun on the Stacks, a study of coastal landscape, owes a great deal to Japanese ideas of negative space and composition which play such a large part in Laura’s work.
All Laura’s works at the exhibition are available to buy.
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‘Reflections of Japan in East Yorkshire’ is a unique exhibition bringing together a selection of items from private collections across East Yorkshire and contemporary woodblock prints by Laura Boswell. It is one of the official events of the ‘Japan-UK Season of Culture’.
The core of the exhibition is Jane Irisa’s stunning collection of traditional Japanese toys, which she collected from all over Japan during her many journeys there. Jane previously worked in the Oriental and Japanese sections of the British Library, and therefore her collection is brilliantly documented and well researched.
The exhibition also includes a selection of items and stories from private collections, including rare items from the Imperial Court, calligraphy, and decorative items, as well as artwork inspired by Japanese culture and a stunning collection of Japanese vintage kimonos.
To celebrate the mutual influence between Japan and Great Britain, the Gallery is delighted to present a selection of works by the renowned printmaker, Laura Boswell. Laura is showing examples of her work capturing the stunning Yorkshire and wider British landscapes in the traditional Japanese medium of coloured woodblock prints. Laura’s long-standing passion for Japan saw her undertake numerous study trips to Japan to emulate the technique. The result is a true meeting of the two cultures, presenting British landscapes with distinctly Japanese optics and aesthetic sensitivity. This is Laura’s first major public exhibition.
Entry to the exhibition is free and there is no need to book in advance.
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