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SEEN|UNSEEN New works by Akiyama Yo and Kitamura Junko and Ukiyo-e and Shin-hanga Part III Prints from the George Crawford Collection at Joan B Mirviss Ltd
November 4, 2020
Akiyama Yō (b.1953)
Unglazed stoneware with rusted iron coating
15 x 27 1/2 x 16 1/8 in.
Joan B Mirviss LTD presents new works by artists Akiyama Yō and Kitamura Junko created for their second joint exhibition at the gallery. The artworks of this Kyoto-based artistic couple are inspired by their teachers who co-founded the Sōdeisha ceramic movement, and both artists are known for conceptually daring works that shake loose traditional ties to functionality.
Considered one of Japan's most important contemporary artists, Akiyama Yō (b. 1953) creates powerful sculptures that look as if they were excavated from the earth's very core. He has won many prestigious prizes in Japan, and his works are in many important collections and museums both in Japan and in the West.
Kitamura Junko (b. 1956)
Stoneware with black slip, inlaid with white slip
17 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.
Kitamura Junko (b. 1956) brings a fresh perspective into a field that had long excluded female ceramicists. She covers the elegant curvilinear forms of her sculptures in ethereal geometric patterns with painstaking detail. Featured in American exhibitions focused on Japanese ceramics, Kitamura's works may be found in important museum collections throughout the world.
This exhibition is on view both online at Joan B Mirviss Ltd. and in the gallery by appointment.
Ukiyo-e and Shin-hanga Part III Prints from the George Crawford Collection is now on view online at Joan B Mirviss Ltd.
Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825)
A young man and two courtesans, accompanied by a servant, take a stroll beneath the blossoming cherry trees
beni girai-e triptych sheet
Selected from George Crawford's extremely fine collection, this third group of prints by artists from Utagawa Toyokuni I to Kawase Hasui, provides an insight into the history of this art form and reflects the collector's excellent taste.
The print by Utagawa Toyokuni I is a late 18th century Ukiyo-e triptych while the landscape by Yoshida Hiroshi is a fine example of 20th century Shin-Hanga.
Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)
Mt. Betsu of the Tate Mountain Range
To view the exhibition, go to Joan B Mirviss Ltd.