On view October 1, 2018 – November 9, 2018
A solo exhibition by Harumi Abe
Curated by Deborah Mitchell
at the AIRIE Nest Gallery, in the Ernest F. Coe Visitors Center, Everglades National Park
Shakkei 借景, a Japanese term describing 17th century borrowed scenery, is the principle for incorporating background landscape into the composition of a garden, found in traditional East Asian garden design.
In this exhibition of abstract paintings, layered landscapes and memories emerge as fresh perspectives on Florida and Japan. Abe paints impressive visual topography of her inner self and sense of belonging to both places. Finding unity in a brilliantly balanced, emotional palette, the artist’s relationship to these prismatic landscapes is magnified by “borrowing” from the regions to create meaningful connections with her beloved homelands.
The Million Orchid Project has provided additional support for this exhibition.