Harumi Abe

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Pine Island, 2018, acryla, gouache and acrylic on linen, 36 x 48 inches

At Tomoka, 2019

Here and There and Everywhere, 2018

As Bachelard’s Poetics of Space implies, the Sunshine State’s volatile backgrounds or every corner that I explore partly remind me of “home”, Japan. I have a charged history with the places where stark differences provide meaningful connections that negotiate my direct experiences with these settings. Paintings intend to magnify a morphing relationship. The emotional palette and architectural layout contribute to shakkei or “borrowed scenery” in my search for a balance and unity in design through color and placement.

These layered landscapes, overlapping memories and swaying perspectives represent a “topography of our intimate being,”
while they visually materialize belonging.

Toshi’s Garden, 2018

My Garden, 2018

My Garden 2, 2018

My Garden 3, 2018

Artist & Studio

Oct 1, 2020 – Jan 15, 2021

Curators: AdrienneRose Gionta and Jeanie Ambrosio

University Galleries

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Florida Atlantic University

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