Kōgyo: Japanese Theatre Woodblock Prints
On view November 19, 2021 - February 5, 2022
This exhibition was curated by Annemarie Sawkins, PhD and Martha Chaiklin, PhD and generously loaned from the collection of Jan Serr and John Shannon.
Featuring over 50 Japanese color woodblock prints and several masks, this exhibition explores the art of woodblock prints and the history, stories, and costumes of Japanese Noh theater at the turn of the 20th century. Artist Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869–1927) came of age in the Meji era (1868–1912), a period of modernization when Japan was opened to world trade after more than two hundred years of relative isolation. Kōgyo specialized in depictions of Noh Theater, a classical art form which until then had primarily been enjoyed by social elites. This changed at the end of the 19th century, however, when Noh Theater expanded in popularity and was embraced by the middle class. Kōgyo’s numerous paintings were translated into series of woodblock prints, including Pictures of Noh (1897–1902), One Hundred Noh Dramas (1922–1926), and Encyclopedia of Noh plays, (1925–1930).
Image: Tsukioka Kogyo, Okina, 1897. Woodblock print. Courtesy of Jan Serr and John Shannon.
The South Got Something to Say
The Black Creatives Circle of North Louisiana presents K’Shana Hall-Davis, Drék Davis, Benicia King, and Vitus Shell.
On view: 26- August- 2021 6- November- 2021
The BCCNL is a service organization focusing on increasing the connection and visibility of Black creatives within North Louisiana. The exhibition will represent various themes from each individual artist, which collectively derives inspiration from the Biblical scripture John 14:2, “There are many rooms in my father’s house.” Each room entwines with each other distinguishing the multiple conversations that are being held, yet concealed within the South.