Asia Week New York 2022: Jonathan Yukio Clark "In the Space of the Near and Distant"

March 17 - 25, 2022

Following last year's participation, we're excited to present a special solo exhibition "In the Space of The Near and Distant" by Jonathan Yukiko Clark (b. 1987) during the 2022 edition of Asia Week New York  March 16-25, 2022.  

 

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 17, 5-8 pm. The Hawai'i-based artist will be present. Between March 18 and March 25, we are open every day from 11 am to 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you at the gallery or please visit our exhibition online.

 

The exhibition highlights a monumental wall piece “In the Realm of Mount Mihara,” the artist’s tribute to the rugged beauty of the volcano in the Island of Izu Oshima off the coast of Honshu, Japan. To epitomize the greater natural world, Clark uses his masterful monotype technique for six separate prints, each carrying on a panoramic vista of distinctive terrains and vegetations with vigorous rhythm and earthy colors.

 

Other components of the exhibition are wooden sculptures and objects. They largely reference Japanese architectural motifs such as sliding doors and permeable partitions. Together with self-defined mementos of heritage, Clark uses his woodworking skill to build a hybrid interior and exterior to echo a fluid relationship between the domestic and natural worlds.

 

Jonathan Yukiko Clark (b. 1987)  was born to a family with Japanese-American heritage and raised on the island of Maui. He received a BFA in painting from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA in studio art from New York University, in addition to spending time as a research student in printmaking at Kyoto Seika University.

 
The exhibition remains on view through April 30, 2022.