Eikyō (n.): influence - at the Mercer Art Gallery

Start Date

Wednesday 12th Jul 2023 10:00 AM

End Date

Saturday 12th Aug 2023 16:00 PM

Location

Mercer Art Gallery, 31 Swan Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SA

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"Eikyō (n.): influence" - A Dual Exhibition of Akiko Hirai Ceramics and Laura Boswell Monoprints


Akiko Hirai is an acclaimed ceramicist based in London, who creates minimalistic yet striking forms using traditional Japanese techniques. Her work embodies the harmonious coexistence of organic and geometric forms, often featuring intricate yet subtle textures and patterns.


Laura Boswell is a renowned printmaker based in Scotland. Her linocuts, woodblock prints and mixed media monoprints reflect her studies in Japan and her fascination for Japanese concepts of space and composition. Boswell’s work has its basis in observational drawing and explores ideas of light and scale in the landscape. Her large monoprints combining print and drawn lines are a new departure for Boswell, with a series of coastal works developed especially for this show.


What makes "Eikyō (n.): influence" a unique showcase is the distinct yet harmonious use of Japanese styles and techniques by both artists, drawing together the two mediums in a singular experience. Hirai and Boswell's work builds upon a shared interest in the aesthetics and sensory perception present in Japanese art whilst embracing their contemporary British locations.



The exhibition is presented in collaboration with BB Arts.

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