Trapp Virtual Conference: Senju Waterfalls for Chicago
Join Senju, a contemporary supporter of Nihonga, traditional Japanese painting, as he discusses his signature Cascade works.
Senju created the enchanting painted screens on display at the Art Institute specifically for the museum’s gallery 109, the space designed by architect Andō Tadao. Viewing the exhibition as a collaboration between himself and the architect over time, Senju adapted the scale and lighting to better fit this distinctive space. The lighting in the gallery will periodically change between incandescent light and black light to show the two radically different “faces” of the artwork, as the artist describes it. Under regular incandescent lighting, the works evocatively express the force and movement of falling water. Under the black light, the painted water glows a brilliant ethereal blue, as if the water was elusive, painted with light.
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The Trapp Japanese Art Conference, sponsored by James M. and Carol D. Trapp, was established in 2010 to present the latest work by scholars and artists to audiences in Chicago and beyond.