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Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 02, 2013
In 2013, a special 50th anniversary Art in the Garden exhibition series at the Portland Japanese Garden will focus on the coming together of East and Westa theme that has been at the heart of the Portland Japanese Garden for the past 50 years. The artists chosen to commemorate this golden anniversaryToko Shinoda, Isamu Noguchi, and Sueharu Fukamiare each internationally celebrated in their respective fields: calligraphy and painting; sculpture and design; and ceramic art, and their works can be found in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in the Portland Art Museum.
The first exhibition in the Gardens 2013 series is 50 Prints and Paintings: Toko Shinoda at 100 (February 15March 17). Born in 1913, Toko Shinoda approaches her 100th birthday as one of Japans foremost artists in the fields of both Japanese calligraphy and modern sumi ink painting, recognized internationally for its refined minimalism and dynamic abstract energy. Fifty works of calligraphy, lithography, and paintings by Shinoda for 50 years of Garden history have been selected for this exhibition by guest curator Norman Tolman of the Tolman Collection of Tokyo.
With Isamu Noguchi: We Are the Landscape of All We Know (May 3July 21), the Garden is pleased to present an exhibition of work by one of the twentieth centurys greatest sculptors and designers. Isamu Noguchi (19041988) is seen as a true bridge between East and West. His work is at once subtle and bold, traditional and modern. This exhibition, on loan from the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York, features a selection of Noguchis work in stone, metal, and paper. The works date from the late 1940s to the mid 1980s, spanning the artists long career in sculpture and design.