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Member Exhibition Preview for Subtle Intimacy: Here and There

On March 18th, the Pavilion will be open to members from 9:00-10:00 am for an opportunity to get a first look at the new art exhibition, Subtle Intimacy: Here and There.

At 9:00am, starting on the Pavilion’s West Veranda facing the Flat Garden, staff from the Garden’s Art Department will provide a brief introduction to the exhibition and share details on the art pieces and the artist. Due to Subtle Intimacy‘s immersive design, we will not provide a full tour, but encourage members to experience the art. Staff will be available to answer any questions or discuss the pieces throughout the hour.

The Pavilion will be open at 9:00 am Wednesday-Mondays (the Garden being closed Tuesdays) for members throughout the remainder of Subtle Intimacy, which will run through June 12th.

Additional info about the exhibition:

Japan Institute’s first artist-in-residence, Rui Sasaki presents her exhibition, Subtle Intimacy: Here and There. Featuring plant specimens selected from the grounds of Portland Japanese Garden, Sasaki has created an immersive experience where ephemeral impressions of the Garden’s foliage are forever preserved in panes of clear glass. In addition to visiting this art exhibition during regular Garden hours, members have special access to experience the art.

Japan Institute’s first Artist-in-Residence, Rui Sasaki. Photo by Meg Nanna.

Sasaki, who works primarily in glass, is known for her meticulous studies of the environment around her. Her work contemplates the stories of people and places and how encounters with plants and the weather can evoke a sense of intimacy and familiarity even in a foreign place. Sasaki aims to create immersive and multi-sensory experiences through her glass art installations that invite viewers to explore their own relationship with the natural world.  

Sasaki firing glass art at Bullseye Glass Co. Photo by Quincy Woo

Reception Sponsors:

Special thanks to our Supporting Partner, Bullseye Glass.