Lynne Yamamoto | the artist
The artist Lynne Yamamoto
Born 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Lives and works in Northampton, MA, .
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"Resplendent" fused symbols of life, death, and rebirth into a poetic amalgam. Cherry blossoms, emblematic of spring and the brief flowering of life, have been shed from the trees; Yamamoto captures their fall. Yet she has also arrested their journey by affixing them to the wall, placing them in stasis between life and death. While the flowers (particularly those with faces) might suggest insects in flight, they can also be construed as blossoms remaining aloft on the spring breeze or even ascending toward the heavens…
In a sense Lynne Yamamoto is a cartographer. Her installation, Resplendent, maps out a highly contested territory, however the geographical space that she reconstructs corresponds to no place on this planet, but rather an imagined territory: a paradise reserved for Japans fallen war-dead…
"I work alone a lot," says New York visual artist Lynne Yamamoto, "and Creative Capital's support, including the non-monetary support, has been a very important affirmation of what I do."
She has had one-person shows at The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, articule in Montreal, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Greg Kucera Gallery and George Suyama Architect Space in Seattle, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and P.P.O.W. Her work has been exhibited at many other national and international venues…