April 26 – June 6, 2012
My first solo show in NYC will be open very soon!
Please save the day for Artist’s Reception
on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
at The Arsenal gallery in Central Park
3 floor, 64th Street and Fifth Avenue inside Central Park,
830 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY
Gallery hours ; Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 a.m., closed on holidays
For more information, call (212)360-8163
or visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art
A Window on Nature: Art of Asuka Hishiki includes over 35 watercolors illustrating a poetic and detailed observation of plants and insects. Hishiki’s portraits of vegetables from New York City’s celebrated Greenmarkets and her imaginative plant-like insects from her Association of Type B metamorphosis Entomologists (ATBE) series are influenced by a childhood reference book of insects, plants and animals, as well as her fascination with the work of 18th century naturalist and scientific illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian. Offering a visually nourishing treat, Hishiki faithfully captures crisp, ripe colors of locally grown vegetables and brilliantly patterned caterpillars sprout mushrooms on their backs.