Posted on October 1, 2019

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Portland Japanese Garden presents the art of Noritaka Tatehana in his first-ever North American solo exhibition. Installed in the Pavilion and Tanabe Galleries located within the manicured grounds of the renowned Gardens, Tatehana enchants through his use of traditional symbols of sophistication and beauty with the inclusion of new, never-before-seen artworks created especially for this exhibition. Co-curated by the Garden’s Curator of Art, Laura J. Mueller, PhD and Christina Cacouris, a journalist and curator based in New York, the exhibition showcases Tatehana’s sculptural and two-dimensional works of art and design that are created by employing the most refined Japanese craftsmanship, re-imagining the timeless appeal of these celebrated symbols for contemporary audiences.

As part of the opening weekend, Tatehana will give an artist lecture, Crafting the Art of Japan’s Future, on October 5. This exhibition is in conjunction with Portland Fashion Week 2019 (October 2-6 at the Old Church Concert Hall in Downtown Portland) Portland’s premier annual Fashion Week draws established and emerging fashion design professionals from around the globe. It is one of the oldest in the U.S. and is considered to be the most sustainably produced Fashion Week in the world.

Event: Noritaka Tatehana: Refashioning Beauty
Dates: October 5 – December 1
Location: Portland Japanese Garden Pavilion Gallery & Tanabe Gallery, 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
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