Studio Oh!
Studio Oh!
Art studio Oh!

April 8 - May 31, 2016

Wither or Flourish

Wither or Flourish depicts Japanese culture by maintaining traditional beauty and then adapting it in alternative ways. The paintings and sculptures capture simplicity and elegance. Flowers, geishas, samurais, and kimonos are some of the many elements present within the show.

Geisha's are female entertainers who are well versed in the arts to provide aesthetic pleasure for male customers. They personify elegance and grace. They wore traditional garments, known as a kimono, which is highly considered an art form. Samurai's emerged in the early 10th Century as the warrior class. They symbolize courage, loyalty, and honesty.

The combination of the ornate quality of the geisha, the delicacy of the floral components, and the stability of the samurai warriors highly represent the beautiful complexity of Japanese culture.

Etta Block

Scott Frigo

Teresa Hofheimer