Artist Kana Harada has produced new works during this time of global pandemic that blend messages of hope and positivity with visual innovations that create an imaginative universe of awe, wonder, and intimacy. In Divine Spark: Kana Harada, she pushes sculpture, installation, and painting in innovative directions. Consisting largely of multimedia sculptures with striking painted details, intricate paper cut installations, and vibrant acrylic and watercolor paintings, she expresses the extraordinary that can be found in the ordinary, and the light that can be found in darkness.
Harada invites viewers to engage with her work by using the galleries as a space of contemplation and renewal. The exhibition draws the natural world into museum spaces and embodies the artist's wishes for a peaceful and bright future for all.
Regular admission to this exhibition is free for Asia Society members and children ages 12 and under, $5 for students and seniors with ID, and $8 for nonmembers.
Thursday–Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Photography without flash is permitted.
Born in Tokyo and based in Dallas, Kana Harada studied graphic design, Japanese fine art, and drawing at Ochanomizu School of Fine Arts in Tokyo, Japan. Her artwork has been exhibited in such venues as the Crow Museum of Asian Art at The University of Texas at Dallas; the Amon Carter Museum; The Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont; and The Old Jail Art Center, Albany; as well as in New York and Tokyo. She currently lives and works in Dallas.
A Precise Life. PaperCity Magazine, May 2019.
Divine Spark: Kana Harada is organized by the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas, with additional works organized by Asia Society Texas for the Houston presentation.
Exhibitions and their related programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher. Major support comes from The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D. and Oscar L. Tang, and Ann Wales. United Airlines is our official airline partner. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas.
Nancy C. Allen
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Chinhui Juhn and Edward Allen
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