Sunday, October 10, 2010


Back on my native turf — where "live-free-or-die" is the watchword of many a shaggy backwoods philosopher — something strange and wonderful is happening. On October 14th at the Portsmouth Museum of Art, an exhibition will open which focuses on the influence of Japanese manga and anime on contemporary art.

Edwin Ushiro – "Late for Reconciliation"

Besides the work of contemporary art stars like Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara, the show will feature seminal ukiyo-e masters like Hokusai and Kuniyoshi, anime pioneers like Yoshitaka Amano and Hayao Miyazaki, and a host of young contemporary artists working within the same idiom, including my dear friends Edwin Ushiro and Andrew Hem. The exhibition runs through January 16th, so if you happen to be in the area sometime in the next few months, be sure to check it out.

1 comment:

beau b said...

wish you could join us! visiting Maine today...