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Trapp Virtual Lecture: Senju’s Waterfall for Chicago

Senju, Waterfall, 2019

Trapp Virtual Lecture: Senju’s Waterfall for Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, February 8th at 5pm CST/6pm EST, free online lecture

Join Senju—a contemporary proponent of Nihonga, traditional Japanese painting—as he discusses his signature Waterfall works.

Senju created the enchanting painted panels on view at the Art Institute specifically for the museum’s Gallery 109, the space designed by architect Andō Tadao. Thinking of the exhibition as a collaboration between himself and the architect across time, Senju tailored the scale and lighting to best suit this distinctive space. Variable lighting in this installation reveals this painting’s two dramatically different “faces,” as Senju calls them. Under regular incandescent lighting, the work expresses the force and motion of falling water. Under black light, the painted waterfalls glow a bright, ethereal blue that activates the entire gallery.

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