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art opening | "Woods" by hiroko sakurai

  • By gwenn kearns

art opening |


fishcake is excited to present Woods, opening on thursday, april 12, 2018, showcasing works by artist and east asian painting and paper conservator, hiroko sakurai.

the show features tranquil images of trees on paper collage panels and ink drawings on wood covered in wax. sakurai uncovered her application methods through employing meticulous handwork, often borrowed from traditional art and craft techniques.  carving wax and layering paper adds the photographic element of a filter to her pieces, a personal processing she enjoys physically separating her, and any viewer, from the original drawing. the ritual of her techniques, performed repeatedly and patiently, are as meditative as her experience in the woods.

hiroko sakurai was born in kyoto, japan and received a BA in design from kyoto institute of technology. currently residing in honolulu, she works for the university of hawaii hamilton library preservation lab and as an east asian painting and paper conservator for private clients. as a paper conservator, sakurai specializes in restoration for works on damaged hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, folding screens or other artworks on paper and fabric. She also teaches at the honolulu museum of art school and has worked as an art instructor at yabushita junko art school in japan. her works have been exhibited in hawaii at hawaii pacific university of art gallery and honolulu museum of art, as well as in washington and michigan. in 2011, sakurai’s paintings accompanied the furniture and lighting in fishcake’s kagu + akari show.   

the show will be on exhibit at fishcake from april 12, 2018 to june 2, 2018. parking is available in the adjacent parking lot at 331 kamani street. sakurai's works will be available for purchase.

"Woods" by hiroko sakurai

opening reception
thursday, april 12, 2018
6p-8p @ fishcake
307c kamani st, honolulu, HI, 96813

exhibition runs from april 12 to june 2
viewing hours are mon-fri 9a - 5p | sat 10a - 4p


for more information, contact ph: 808.593.1231


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