Shad­ows of the Float­ing World

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With black pa­per and an ul­tra sharp X-Acto knife, Hiromi Mizu­gai Money­hun can coax myth­i­cal crea­tures, but­ter­flies and high-fashion geishas out of pa­per. The Ky­oto, Ja­pan-born artist, who lives in Jack­sonville Beach, adds a fem­i­nist spin to kirie, the Ja­panese pa­per-cut­ting tra­di­tion. For much of “Shad­ows of the Float­ing World,” her col­lec­tion of 22 cut pa­per draw­ings open­ing June 10 at the Morikami Mu­seum and Ja­panese Gar­dens, Money­hun di­rects her so­cial com­men­tary on Ja­panese cour­te­sans, the 19th cen­tury Edo pe­riod pros­ti­tutes whose beau­ti­ful robes and coiffed hair were en­gi­neered to sat­isfy the male gaze. When: Fri­day, June 10, through Sept. 18 Where: Morikami Mu­seum and Ja­panese Gar­dens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Del­ray Beach Cost: $9-$15 Con­tact: 561-495-0233 or Morikami.org

MORIKAMI MU­SEUM AND JA­PANESE GAR­DENS/COUR­TESY

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