Waters of the future

wood-block prints by florence neal

Exhibition in the Plus/Space: october 19 - december 15, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, october 26, 5:30-8pm

This exhibition is a public art installation about water using water-based woodcut prints. Viewers are invited to answer the question “What is the color of the water of the future?” Their answers are hand printed using the ancient Japanese technique, mokuhanga. This is the first continuation of the 2018 project created in Bahia, Brazil. Along with the installation, the artist plans to be on-site to hand print responses and demonstrate the mokuhanga technique. Each participant in the project will receive a "waters of the future” button designed by the artist.

About the Artist

Florence Neal is an artist who makes prints, drawings and public art installations. A special interest within her work is the traditional Japanese water-based woodcut technique, known as mokuhanga. She attended the first International Conference of Mokuhanga in Kyoto, Japan in 2011. Two years later, she was awarded a five-week residency for Advanced Study at MI-LAB in Japan to study with master printers. In 1985, Neal founded Everglade Press and in 1990, she co-founded the Kentler International Drawing Space in Red Hook, Brooklyn and currently serves as its Director of Exhibitions. Her home and studio are in Brooklyn, New York. 


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FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation.