Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Crow Museum of Asian Art kicks off 2021 with Divine Spark


The Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas is kicking off 2021 in a bold fashion with three exhibitions showcasing the powerful contemporary works of a Texas-based Asian woman artist, recent works by Japanese women ceramicists, and an exploration of one of the most iconic gods in Hindu culture.

Headlining the trio is Divine Spark, the second offering of the multi-year Texas Asian Women Artists exhibition series, which is dedicated to making visible the work of emerging and established Texas-based contemporary Asian women artists. For her first solo exhibition at the Crow Museum, Dallas-based artist Kana Harada has created several new works during this time of global pandemic that blend messages of hope and positivity with visual innovations that create an imaginative universe of awe, wonder and intimacy. Divine Spark will be on view Jan. 30-Sept. 5, 2021, at the Crow Museum, located in the Dallas Arts District at 2010 Flora St., Dallas 75201.

Kana Harada, Love Letter from the Future, 2019. Acrylic paint on foam sheet. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Makoto Takemura

Divine Spark, which features new works created by Dallas-based artist Kana Harada during this time of a global pandemic, embodies the artist’s wishes for a peaceful and bright future for all. In this exhibition, she continues to push sculpture, foam, and acrylic and watercolor painting to new heights in her practice.

Using vivid colors and intricate patterns formed with an elegant handmade touch, Harada’s titles of her works reflect newborn optimism – Fearless Hope, Freshly Picked, Home Sweet Home, Love Letter from the Future, Ingrained, Moon Kissed, and the exhibition’s namesake, Divine Spark.

Kana Harada, Home Sweet Home, 2020. Lamp shade paper and mixed media. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Makoto Takemura

For more information, visit crowmuseum.org

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