"Soot and Water: Gyotaku Records of Catalina" Exhibition

217 Metropole Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

(310) 510-2414

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    Conceived in mid-19th century Japan as a way to record impressive fishing catches, gyotaku prints are sublime tributes to the struggle, and to the respect, between man and the denizens of the deep. As one of the last practicing artists of the traditional Japanese methods involving sumi and washi (ink and paper), Dwight Hwang's remarkable works reveal a tenderness and reverence for both the fish he is immortalizing and the legacy of the gyotaku craft. 


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