934 Gallery invites you to join us on Wednesday, November 13 from 6-8PM for an intimate look at our November show, Vanitas, with artist Hiroshi Hayakawa as he gives an insightful talk on this incredible body of work.
Doors at 6PM
Talk at 6:30PM
Complimentary light snacks and drinks provided.
About the show:
In art history, Vanitas is a genre of Dutch painting popular in the 17th century that often uses symbolism as a cautionary tale of the transitory nature of beauty and pleasure in life. In Vanitas, Columbus-based artist Hiroshi Hayakawa’s work marries the aforementioned genre and an exploration of figurative art while interpret the theme using symbolism as a common language.
This body of work, spanning five years, were initially a response to unfortunate events in Hayakawa’s life. The driving force of these pieces became how to capture the ever-changing and eluding beauty that exudes a sense of mystery before it disappears.
Viewers will be aware of the fragility and brevity of what we find beautiful and how this gives us the more heightened perception of our ephemeral existence and makes the experience of beauty even more poignant.
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