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Circum∙ambience Opening Reception at MadArt
February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Artist Taiji Miyasaka has been creating three large, spherical sculptures within MadArt’s exhibition space for the last month. Visitors are free to come in during the open studio creation process through February 23. That includes a special demonstration of Japanese plastering techniques on Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8. On February 24, the installation Circum∙ambience will be officially completed and unveiled.
MadArt Studio presents Circum∙ambience by Taiji Miyasaka, a professor in the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University. In this exhibition, Miyasaka responds to the various conditions of MadArt Studio by creating three spherical sculptures that independently investigate the light, scale, and atmosphere of the physical space. Though bound by form, each sphere uniquely relates to the studio’s environment through its distinctive material and method of assembly.
The largest of these sculptures – a thirteen-foot inhabitable clay and wood sphere – is created through a traditional method of Japanese plaster construction. To learn these techniques, Miyasaka is working with a group of master plasterers both in his native Japan and in Seattle.
Stop by MadArt from 1-3pm on February 24 to experience the exhibition and meet Miyasaka. This event is free, family-friendly, and ADA accessible.
For those who want to learn more, the artist will also be giving a free talk on March 3 at University of Wasington. Get details for the artist talk on the MadArt website.