Takao Tanabe: Sumie

Sumie: Ink Brush Paintings
February 13 – May 8, 2016

Sumie is often translated as brush painting, ink wash painting, or Japanese ink painting. In 1959, in part funded by a Canada Council artist grant, Canadian born painter Takao Tanabe visited Japan for the very first time. For two years he studied with sumie and calligraphy masters in Tokyo. Although celebrated across Canada for his seminal landscapes with low horizons, primarily focusing on the west coast of Canada, Tanabe’s sumie paintings display a confident delicacy of technique, exploring both traditional Japanese subject matter and abstraction.  We are honoured to showcase over 35 works by this accomplished artist. A publication will accompany the exhibition.

Listen to Takao Tanabe's speech from the exhibition opening:


 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS - free and open to the public

Public gallery tours - every Tuesday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm (March 15 - May 7)

Exhibition Opening

Saturday, February 13, 3-5pm. Artist in attendance.

Calligraphy Workshop | Saturday, February 27, 2-4pm

Instructor: Kisyuu
Admission is free but registration is required. Maximum capacity 40 people.
We invite everyone to write Japanese style with ink and brush.
Register for a 25 minute session starting at
2:00
2:30
3:00
3:30
jcnm@nikkeiplace.org
604.777.7000 ext.109

Curator's Tour by Sherri Kajiwara | April 16, 2pm during Celebrate Spring

Sumie Workshop| Saturday, April 30, 2-4pm

Instructor: Masako Hori
Admission is free but registration is required. Maximum capacity 40 people. Visit the sumie exhibition by Takao Tanabe before trying your hand at sumie, a Japanese art form using brush and ink.
Register for a 25 minute session starting at
2:00
2:30
3:00
3:30
jcnm@nikkeiplace.org
604.777.7000 ext.109

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