Bizen in Boston/Kutani in New York/Joan Mirviss Talk
If you happen to be in the Boston area (or know someone who is), a fantastic opportunity to see some fine Bizen (Isezaki Jun/Koichiro, Kakurezaki Ryuichi)--and non-Bizen(Jeff Shapiro and Tim Rowan) pots--and meet the artists--is at your door this weekend. La Coste Gallery is hosting an exciting exhibition titled
'GENERATIONAL CROSSROADS/BIZEN EVOLUTION' from April 1 - 23, 2006. Information about the exhibition, the opening this weekend, and the five artists, can be viewed here:
And from March 30-April 5 at the 7th Regiment Armor at Park Avenue and 67th Street in
New York City, Joan Mirviss will be showing Takegoshi Jun's exceptional contemporary Kutani creations. More about this exhibition, and the magnificent Asian Art Fair, can be viewed here http://mirviss.com/events/index.htm
Ms. Mirviss will also be giving a talk "The Art of Japanese Ceramics" on Saturday, May 6th, 2006 Saturday at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the talk brochure, "Joan Mirviss presents an overview of the world of modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics, beginning with the prewar mingei (folk-art) tradition personified by Hamada Shôji (1894–1978), through the postwar, avant-garde Sôdeisha movement led by Yagi Kazuo (1918–1979), to both the traditional and sculptural forms of today’s top Japanese ceramic masters and upcoming talents."
More information on that and also about Louise Cort's talk on the same day (A Japanese Potter’s Study Trip to Edo: Ceramic “Research and Development” in the Seventeenth Century) can be viewed here www.metmuseum
(Images are of Tim Rowan's work...)