Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ashes to Art: Modern Kuyo

For those of you lucky enough to be in NYC, there's a gallery show you must see. It just opened last week at Onishi Gallery in Manhattan. Organized in conjunction with Gallery Memoria and Funeria, this is an exhibit of modern kuyo. Their site explains 'kuyo' as the Japanese custom of remembrance and honoring ancestors. Gallery Memoria is a NY & Japanese kuyo gallery. Funeria is a website with a new CA gallery (Art Honors Life @ Funeria), devoted to cremation and memorial artworks. Funeria hosts a biennial Ashes to Art exhibit of cremation vessels and 28 of these artists are represented in this show.

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