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Judy Nakagawa: In Pursuit of a Quiet Art

Japanese Canadian National Museum, Nikkei Place
Burnaby BC – Jun 21-Jul 21, 2007

Judy Nakagawa - Words of Sadness
Judy Nakagawa, Words of Sadness (2007), mixed media installation, [Japanese Canadian National Museum, Nikkei Place, Burnaby BC, Jun 21-Jul 21]


Judy Nakagawa - Cocoons
Judy Nakagawa, Cocoons (2007), mixed media installation, [Japanese Canadian National Museum, Nikkei Place, Burnaby BC, Jun 21-Jul 21]


In Pursuit of a Quiet Art features eight sculptures by American artist Judy Nakagawa, who has made Vancouver her home since 2004. Nakagawa is a recent graduate of the Capilano College sculpture program. Using natural materials like seedpods, paper, wood and wire, she creates abstract forms that evoke structures in nature. Nakagawa describes the process as an “unspoken conversation”. Her pieces have a tightly packed feminine sensibility informed by her desire to communicate human qualities of emptiness, loss, renewal, rebirth and a sense of hope.

Nakagawa attended the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC from 1999-2002. In 2002, she received the Berthold Schmutzhart award for achievement in sculpture. Prior to moving to Vancouver, she was a member of the Jackson Art Center in Georgetown, Washington and assisted with a joint Corcoran/Emily Carr alumni exhibit at the Canadian Embassy in Washington.

The recent Nikkei Place development is comprised of four divisions: the National Nikkei Heritage Centre, Japanese Canadian National Museum, New Sakura-so Seniors Residence, and Nikkei Home Assisted Living. Its mandate is to promote and work towards a better understanding and appreciation of Japanese Canadian culture and heritage.

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Mia Johnson

Judy Nakagawa - Gone
Judy Nakagawa, Gone (2007), mixed media installation, [Japanese Canadian National Museum, Nikkei Place, Burnaby BC, Jun 21-Jul 21]


Judy Nakagawa, Unfurling (2007), mixed media installation, [Japanese Canadian National Museum, Nikkei Place, Burnaby BC, Jun 21-Jul 21]


Judy Nakagawa - Unfurling

 Wed, Jun 6, 2007