Experience an exclusive preview of “Stories on the Planet: Jewelry of Maeda Asagi” at the Morikami Museum. As our esteemed member, you’re invited to delve into Maeda’s masterful narratives and sculptures, enjoying the privilege of viewing this collection ahead of its public unveiling. This preview is complimentary for members and their guests who are included as part of their membership level.
Meet the Artist In the Gallery
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Experience an intimate event alongside Maeda Asagi, where your life story could be intricately woven into art. Through a special lottery, three members will be chosen to have their personal tales transformed into unique sketches by Maeda. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to see your experiences rendered by an artist who expertly melds narrative with jewelry design.
Maeda Asagi’s works depict everyday life, momentous occasions and celebrations, occurring simultaneously all over the world. Maeda is a consummate storyteller who describes highly detailed narratives in her compositions. These compositions are meticulously constructed sculptures that also serve as jewelry. Fashioned from wood, Plexiglas, resin, enamel, silver, gold, and semiprecious and precious stones, she engraves and paints her works with thoughtful narratives about family and society. Over 50 pieces will be on view in the Morikami Museum gallery. Her signature piece, Stories on the Planet, is a wearable piece of art portraying 32 cities in 28 countries, consisting of eight removable brooches combined to make one necklace.
The brilliant technical skills of the artist are evident in the wearability, and comfort of her collection. It is the poetry and rhythm of her designs that bring together the world to make us realize all is really one.
This exhibition is presented by the Morikami Museum, organized by Mobilia Gallery, and with support from Henri & Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation.