Nature, Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection
February 17, 2018 – April 22, 2018
Supporting Level Member Evening Preview February 15 @ 6pm | Exclusive Member Preview Day February 16
Featuring forty-three exceptional Japanese ceramic artists, this exhibition showcases ceramic objects of unsurpassed beauty made for everyday use. The fifty-five works chosen are closely associated with Japan’s historical pottery centers and reinterpret traditional methods in a modern context. The almost spiritual link between ceramic making and nature is poetically highlighted by eleven digital photographs taken by photographer Tajiro Ito. Organized by International Arts & Artists, this exhibition provides a dynamic survey of the diverse and innovative practices of creating ceramic wares in Japan – from exquisite flower vases and serene tea bowls to whimsical candle holders and robust platters – revealing the earthly beauty of Japanese ceramics.