The Maneki Neko or Beckoning Cat is a Japanese phenomenon that has spread its paws around the world. Michele England explores this object’s folklore tradition and its transition into a contemporary consumer product, in her first solo exhibition Not Waving.
England presents an eclectic exhibition using a diverse range of mediums combining both found objects and mass produced items. The outcome is an exhibition of two and three dimensional works looking at beckoning in contemporary society. Not Waving promises to be a bright and playful exhibition exploring this cultural phenomenon through paintings and objects.
Michele England Lucky 8, 2014, watercolour, gouache, gold pigment on paper 39 x 58 cm