Algorithemic Artistry: Washi Light Installation, Ozu Washi,Tokyo

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Exhibition poster featuring Jiangmei Wu’s Eurus at Ozu Washi in Tokyo

Collaborating with Koji Shibazaki, professor of Aichi University of Arts, and Mikako Suzuki, Japnese master in foil painting, I exhibited at the prestigious Ozu Washi gallery in Nihonbashi, Tokyo in July 2017. Ozu Washi paper store/museum has been making and selling paper since the early 17th century. Today, the store/museum is world famous for its handmade paper and vast collection paper related art and design.

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Ozu Washi Store/Museum in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Source: http://www.ozuwashi.net

The exhibition was sponsored by Aichi University of Arts. About 1300 beautiful designed postcards were printed and distributed in Nagoya and Tokyo areas. Hundreds of visitors came to the exhibition. The exhibition was truly a collaborative effort. Three large scale foil painting tapestries, measuring as big as 3′ by 7′, were made from the Washi paper that was hand-made and silver and gold foil painted in Aichi University of Arts. I also exhibited my latest folded light art collection as well as the award-winning Eurus. Special thanks to Koji Shibazaki, Mikako Suzuki and Sachiko Shibazaki. Without you, the exhibition would be impossible!!!

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1300 postcards were printed. Postcard designed by Koji Shibazaki with custom typeface
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A view of the exhibition. Photo courtesy of Sachiko Shibazaki
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A view of the exhibition. Photo courtesy of Sachiko Shibazaki
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Exhbition entrance
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A display at Ozu Washi
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A view of the exhibition. Photo courtesy of Sachiko Shibazaki

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