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Jave Yoshimoto: The Splintered World
March 23 - April 15
My work takes on the ephemerality of news and information and how the emotions we bring to each tragedy in the news cycle are swept away by the wave of information that floods the media. I address this social amnesia through my art with the work acting as a social memory for tragic events so quickly forgotten in our information age.
Employing images of the overwhelming power of natural disasters to inspire empathy in the painting’s viewers, I used visual color blocks and large fields to draw in the audience for a closer view, while the finer details of the piece keep the audience fixated and allow them to feel immersed in the painting themselves. My belief is that art should be accessible to its viewers through human tales of struggle and survival as played out in the prevalent social amnesia of the information age.
The Edward A. Whitney Gallery is open Monday-Friday 10a-7p and Sunday 12-4p.
The Whitney Center for the Arts would like to thank the Holiday Inn Sheridan for their generous support of our 2017-18 season.