Mayuko Ono Gray’s “The Impermanence of Flowers Makes Them More Beautiful”

August 4, 2016 6:00 pm - August 4, 2016 9:00 pm

Opening Reception: Thursday and Friday August 4th and 5th 2016 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 12pm-5pm, or by appointment.

Mayuko Ono Gray’s current exhibition, The Impermanence of Flowers Makes Them More Beautiful, is a series of small to large-scale graphite drawings on paper tracing the evolution of Ono Gray’s artistic path—from Japanese calligraphy to her strong interest in the existence of the physical body.

By referencing Japanese proverbs as well as my own poems, Ono Gray intertwines Japanese characters to create a single line and contemplatively weaves images of persons, animals, and still life drawn from her familiar experience.

Whether through the literary artifacts of traditional proverbs, or through personal expressions in poetry and pictures, these word-images are reflections on human nature, place, self, ephemerality, permanence, and universal wisdom. Simply stated, these drawings are expressions of a unique perspective, where East and West combine.
Contact: For appointments, contact Laura Crist through the Department of Art and Art History at 210-458-4391.

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Title: 形あるものいつかは壊れる (Anything that takes a form will break sooner or later)

Media: Graphite on paper

Size: 22 x 21″

Year:  2015