August 5 - September 29, 2021
“Join Brick in a solo exhibition of artist Yoko Misu. Yoko Misu likes creating art that makes viewers and herself smile. Through her art, she expresses a celebration of life with a little touch of humor.
Her current works are a series of feline images. The inspiration comes from her joyful life with two cats. She feels she can learn the Buddhist philosophy of mindful living from her feline
She develops compositions from her daily casual drawings and eclectic inspirations; such as Japanese Ukiyo-e prints and prehistoric cave paintings of animals.
The technique she employs is a combination of printmaking (drypoint and stenciling) and mixed media on paper. Recently she has also been creating small terracotta sculptures of cats riding on clouds. She started making these statues in memory of the deceased cats of her past. This is also a means of coming to the reality of the future death of her current feline companions. The imagery of riding clouds is also inspired by Buddhist arts of many cultures.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Yoko Misu was born in Tokyo, Japan and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is a visual artist who creates paintings, drawings, prints, and clay sculptures. She earned her BFA from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and an MA from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.
She is a member of Japan Print Society and has been exhibiting in their annual exhibitions at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum since 2007. She received an honorable mention in 2013 and New Member Award in 2018 from the society.
Her works are included in the permanent collections of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Japan Print Society, and many private collectors. Yoko enjoys being a part of the San Antonio art community by participating in public art events, such as National Women Artists’ Month Exhibitions at San Antonio Public Libraries in 2018, and Chalk It Up in 2019 and 2020.
Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex has about 4,800 square feet of indoor gallery space in the urban core of San Antonio, Texas. Brick is an arts venue designed to nurture visual, music, literary, theatre, dance, film, fashion, performance, culinary, markets, and experimental art projects.”
Reception: August 4, 2021 | 6–10 pm
Reception: August 6, 2021 | 6–10 pm
108 Blue Star
San Antonio, 78204 TexasGet directions