Drawing a Collaboration

Arts Trends & Culture - May 17th, 2013

Sculpted Words – Sculpted Figures: the graphite drawings of Mayuko Ono Gray and Mark Greenwalt.

Two artists, two styles, both using the same medium. Mayuko Ono Gray (who was born in Gifu) and Mark Greenwalt teach drawing at College of the Mainland in Texas City, Texas, and exhibit in Houston in that same state. They collaborated last summer on a mural which exhibited their distinctive styles – Greenwalt’s floating figures and Ono’s intricate, 3D-like calligraphy.

In this upcoming exhibit, the artists will combine their work, which represent culture (in Ono’s case) and nature (in Greenwalt’s case), under the moniker of “Sculpted Words – Sculpted Figures”. Ono’s writings, which are cluttered in a dense cluster, and Greenwalt’s figures, which seem to be lost in space, are both the opposite of how they should be: words are usually separated, and people should live close to one another. Somehow the pieces all work together, and the use of graphite keeps a continuity.

The Yellow Cube Gallery, not far from either Omotesando or Harajuku station always presents interesting and cutting-edge artists, so if you’re not familiar with that venue, this exhibit is a good introduction to the place.

Image: Imperfection makes a life interesting (left, Mayuko Ono Gray) and Primordial Couple (right, Mark Greenwalt)

Sculpted Words – Sculpted Figures (click for more info)

When: June 15-28 (Tue – Fri 12:00-21:00 Sat – Sun 12:00-19:00)

Where: Yellow Cube Gallery (see map)

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