Japanese paintings grace Tyler Art Gallery

Japanese scrollTyler Art Gallery presents “Japanese Paintings from the Henricksen Collection,” as well as recent work by faculty members, in exhibitions running through March 5.

Sponsored by Auxiliary Services and Artswego, the exhibition was curated by Sewall Oertling, art professor emeritus at SUNY Oswego, and organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University.   

“Japanese Paintings” features work ranging in date from the late Edo period (1615-1868) and Meiji Restoration (1868-1912) to the Taisho and Showa periods before 1940.

These paintings present a broad range of styles and subject matter, from calligraphy and landscapes of the Kano and Nanga schools to elegant works that highlight details of nature such as birds, flowers, vegetables and insects. Other paintings offer heroic, idealized or humorous depictions of legendary characters at the heart of traditional Japanese culture: from gods and sages to beauties, actors and samurai. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Showing concurrently is “Recent Work by SUNY Oswego Art Department Faculty.” “Always an eclectic gathering of art, this exhibition is one of the most popular events of the season,” said Mindy Ostrow, assistant director of Tyler Art Gallery. Recently completed artwork includes paintings, drawings, computer-generated images, mixed media, sculpture, photographs and prints.

Exhibitions and programs presented by Tyler Art Gallery are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekends.

People with disabilities who need assistance to attend this event should contact Tyler Art Gallery at 312-2113 in advance.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Superb scrolls—Tyler Art Gallery hosts “Japanese Paintings from the Henricksen Collection” from Feb. 3 to March 5. Shown is a detail from Hashimoto Kansetsu’s “Ferrying on River in Summer,” one of the hanging scrolls in the exhibition.

CONTACT: Mindy Ostrow, 312-2113

(Posted: Jan 20, 2006)