Maki Tamura: "New Work"

December 2, 2010—January 15, 2011 | Reception, Thursday December 2nd, 6-8PM

James Harris Gallery is pleased to present our second solo exhibition by Maki Tamura. For over the past ten years, the artist has been using watercolor on paper to merge cultures through their decorative artistic traditions. The show will consist of constructed drawings and hanging sculptures that explore motifs found in 18th and 19th century European decorative arts. The artist also fabricated wall paper the will be applied to the gallery walls as a foil to the two and three dimensional work. The wallpaper with burnt edges and irregular shapes creates an atmosphere of decay emphasizing a history or a glimpse into a bygone era.

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