SAM JACKSON
HENSHIN KIMONO: MERGING TRADITIONAL KIMONO STYLES WITH MODERN TIMES

 


April 26 – May 15, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


 
The simple T-shaped garment that has a two-thousand year history, but the word itself is quite modern. Ki derived from the Japanese word kiru means wear, while mono meaning thing, was used as a term to distinguish Japanese clothing from those of foreigners during the mid-nineteenth century. Today, your average person (Japanese native or not) feels kimono are old-fashioned and difficult to wear, but there is a small growing population around the world that is giving new life to the art of kimono.

Join us on a journey of discovery and re-writing the rules of traditional "wear thing".


Sam Jackson

Artist
jackssam@kean.edu