Pacífico: the ocean that connects Japan, Mexico and the US. Eighteen years ago, I taught English for two years in a small town in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Once again, I cross the grand Pacific to revisit my past. The sea can also be cruel and devastating, where Iwate was hard hit in the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami; I pay homage to the tremendous loss. Pacífico means peaceful, which we all hope for in the world and within the three countries that I consider to be home.
One-day event at Kinokuniya bookstore, July 1, 2017, 1pm.
Opening reception: May 19, 2017, 5pm at Gallery Art[o] in Saint Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. The show will be open until June 10. Curator: Yvan LaFontaine
Opening reception May 6, 2017, 7pm at Galería Arte de Oaxaca, Murguía 105, Centro, Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
“Atelier de gravure chine colle,” chine colle printmaking workshop in Saint Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. May 16, 18 and 19, 2017.