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‘Drifting Cloud, Flowing Water’ at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York

"Alchemy 2" (2017), Miya Ando (1978, Los Angeles), Redwood and silver nitrate, 17 × 17 × 17 in, Sundaram Tagore Gallery
(Courtesy: Artist and Sundaram Tagore Gallery)

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York is featuring an exhibition of new paintings on metal and sculptural wooden installations by Miya Ando.

This exhibition is a continuation of the artist’s ongoing exploration of concepts of time and transformation. Ando, who is best known for her sublime metal paintings in luminous gradients of color, is a practicing Buddhist who infuses her work with her spiritual beliefs and focuses on the interconnectivity between artwork and viewer.

Embodying concepts of both ephemerality and permanence, Ando’s work is meant to be experiential, compelling the audience to interact, to move around, and view the work from different angles. By doing so, the viewer experiences the works in multiple ways. As the light changes throughout the day, the perception of the paintings changes, creating a heightened awareness of the present moment, however fleeting. This idea is perhaps best exemplified in Ando’s "Kumo" (Cloud) paintings, which inspired the show’s title, "Drifting Cloud, Flowing Water," a phrase derived from a Zen poem describing the transient lifestyle of itinerant monks.

Ando’s newest series of paintings, "Yoake" (Dawn), echoes the concept of the "Kumo" works, but with more evidence of the artist’s hand. Produced on an aluminum panel using hand-mixed pigment, urethane, and resin, Ando applies translucent layers of soft, pastel color with a delicate touch, creating subtle shifts in tone to lend depth and space. Rather than creating a dichotomy between subject and medium, the effect seamlessly blends the permanence of metal with the ephemerality of the natural world.

The exhibition is on view through April 14, 2018 at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 547 West 27th Street , New York, USA.

For details, visit: http://www.sundaramtagore.com/

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.

 

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