Shifting Rhthyms: The Sculpted Moments of Shoko KOIKE
Sep14

Shifting Rhthyms: The Sculpted Moments of Shoko KOIKE

By Joan B. Mirviss The third solo exhibition of celebrated artist, Shoko KOIKE will be held at Joan B Mirviss LTD. September 11 – October 19, 2018 Joan B Mirviss LTD 39 E 78 Street, New York, NY 10075 Shoko KOIKE (b. 1943) has always taken inspiration from nature, especially from the sea and plants. Swirling shell-like shapes and rising large leafed-vessels are punctuated in their recessed bases with puddled crystallized blue...

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Traveling exhibition, Japanese contemporary ceramics: the Horvitz Collection  PART II
Sep11

Traveling exhibition, Japanese contemporary ceramics: the Horvitz Collection PART II

Hands & Earth: Six Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics Biographical information by Joan Mirviss and Trevor Menders Now open at the Lowe Art Museum Image courtesy of Sokyo Gallery KINO SATOSHI (b. 1987) Fascinated by the potential of fired porcelain to mimic stone when polished, Kino Satoshi chose to focus on porcelain when in art school in Kyoto. His sculptures resemble long, billowing ribbons of celadon-glazed...

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Shoji Hamada’s grandson, Tomoo, redefines his family’s sensibility for the 21st century
Aug15

Shoji Hamada’s grandson, Tomoo, redefines his family’s sensibility for the 21st century

by Robert Yellin, specialist in Japanese ceramics The perks and pressures of being the son of someone famous can be enormous. In Japan, with its grand artistic traditions, this not uncommon scenario often leads to either glory, (not always deserved) a decent, yet pedestrian command of the medium (often bringing wealth and fame anyway), or worse, mere imitations of mom or dad. More times than not, unfortunately, the latter is the case...

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Traveling exhibition shares masterworks of Japanese contemporary ceramics: the Horvitz Collection
Aug12

Traveling exhibition shares masterworks of Japanese contemporary ceramics: the Horvitz Collection

Hands & Earth: Six Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics  .   . Now open at the Lowe Art Museum More than 40 important works created by 35 leading contemporary Japanese ceramic artists will be on view at the Lowe Art Museum from June 20 to September 23, 2018. All of the works are drawn from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, who have the most significant encyclopedic collection of major Japanese modern and...

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