Structure & Light
The art of Mark Meenan & Yuri Kinoshita
First Friday Show opens Fri Oct 5 & Nov 2 @ 5pm-9pm
Gallery open Saturdays and Sundays 12 - 5pm
Mark Meenan, American Bamboo Company owner, trained in Japan, Cambodia and Bali, and has 15 years of experience as a bamboo carpenter. He creates traditional Asian fencing, using bamboo, as it is a fast-growing renewable resource that is extremely hardy and structurally strong. He follows the footsteps of traditional Asian designed fences from over 500 years ago, then adds his own modern-day elements to create a product that will withstand the test of time.
Born in Kyoto, Japan, Yuri graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Europe and Asia, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design. Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small- and large-scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site-specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.