“Sarah Brayer: Luminosity” opens November 2-14 in London, sponsored by Hanga Ten. The exhibit is at Gallery 8, St James’s, London.
Artist opening reception: November 8th, 6-9 pm. Recent paperworks and prints will be on display.
I will be giving 2 gallery talks on Nov 9th, at 12:30 pm, and Nov 10th at 18:30. All are welcome.
“Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer” included a special gallery for the LUMINOSITY series at the Castellani Art Museum. Watch as the phosphorescent poured paperworks reveal themselves in shifting light. Viewers enter a darkened gallery as a special soundtrack created by Steve Greene began. Viewers witnessed shifts in mind and perception during a 10 minute cycle of light, art and sound.
BuffaloSpree December issue reviews “Between Two Worlds: Paperworks by Sarah Brayer” on view at the Castellani Art Museum until Dec 21.
Moonlight Mondrian, which comprises two overlapping rectangular pieces of washi, offset and in an irregular cross. This phosphorescent paperwork which glows in low-level light, hangs in a special darkened entrance made for the show. Beyond the vestibule is Brayer’s Luminosity Gallery which house several mural sized luminescent works.
“In the Moment, works by Sarah Brayer” on view November 22-December 25, 2014 at Gallery Bonten, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi-ken, Japan.
Castellani Art Museum, October 26, 2014, speaking about the 18 works on view at “Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer”
“Round Midnight” was recently made in Echizen and Kyoto, and is my largest luminescent mural to date. It is part of an exhibit at the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University, NY. This video documents the process.
Narrative scroll (emaki) which describes the artist’s journey from the Japan Sea to Kyoto. Aquatint etching with six plates printed as an original (edition of 1) on kozo paper (washi), 2014. Journey to Kyoto will be exhibited in a solo show, Between Two Worlds, at the Castellani Art Museum July 20 – December 2014.
On June 28, 2013 Japan’s Ministry of Culture awarded Sarah Brayer its Bunkacho Chokan Hyosho (“Commissioner’s Award”) for her contribution to making Japanese culture better known and understood internationally, through her original creations in Echizen washi (Japanese paper).
“Creating luminescent beauty in Japanese paper” was the title of my worldwide TED talk audition in Tokyo. You may view the talk here.
The TED experience is testament to the power of positive ideas, and how that reinforcement inspires listeners and speakers to both reach higher and go to new levels of expression.
I am grateful for the chance to speak about my passion for luminosity, paper, and light to an international audience.