Mono No Aware Opens At Lizzards Art Gallery
It was a joy to be able to share my new body of work, mono no aware at Lizzards Art Gallery in Duluth, Minnesota. Thank you to everyone who came out! The show runs from August 8th – September 28th, 2019. The artist statement truly reflects the spirit of the work. I hope you enjoy it.
Mono no aware is the Japanese term for the wistful awareness of impermanence. At the passing of all things, a gentle grief may be present, but the accompanying wistfulness is what heightens the appreciation for what is beautiful, even if transient. In this new body of encaustic work by Natalie Salminen Rude, the sense of mono no aware is present in these poignant images of the natural world. They are moments composed. In pairing down the imagery to their essence, Salminen Rude composes visual haiku with each painting – distilling the ephemeral essence within the landscapes and botanic compositions with color, line and empathy. Landscapes familiar to our northern region resonate with season, horizon lines, moments of dusk, patterns in light, tree and pond edge. Mono no aware travels further into Salminen Rude’s resonance with the Japanese aesthetic, as she continues to find it deeply harmonic to her sense of the world.
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Thank you to every heart who came out to celebrate and support the opening of Mono No Aware! What a wonderful reception – in every way. Much gratitude to @lizzardsartgallery for hanging the show so beautifully and for the warm hospitality. I love working with you. You are a gift to our community! . And more thanks than there are words to my friends and family who really got me through this one. Creativity requires more of me than I imagined and I simply cannot do this work on my own. . The show runs through the end of September. Please stop in if you are downtown and see the delicious surfaces of these encaustic paintings. There is subtle gold work, embedded colors and delicate dimensional details you can only see in person. There’s an intimacy to these paintings that is very special. ✨ . . #mononoaware #artopening #lizzardsartgallery #nataliesalminenrude #artist #encaustic #encausticpaintings #mononoaware #family #artshow #mnartist #artistsoninstagram #duluthloveslocal #duluth #persimmon #gensoteki #fuubutsushi #yugen #wakiaiai #wabisabi #andmore!
To see the full body of work from mono no aware click here.