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Photographs by Eric Zetterquist at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

November 17, 2021

Eric Zetterquist, Corvette C8 (Red Liseret), 2021, smb.jpg, 60 x 180 cm.

Salient Lines--Vintage and Supercar Portraits by Eric Zetterquist
November 13-December 26, 2021, Garden Exhibition

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is pleased to debut Eric Zetterquist’s work with the Sculpture in Motion exhibition. Eric Zetterquist’s art has always been about celebrating brilliant form. He is best known for abstractions that are derived from his photographs of ancient objects, which have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US, China, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand. Often shown together with their “source objects”, the aim of the artist is to get his audience to stop and see – not just look – at beautiful form.

A lifelong auto enthusiast, Zetterquist has now turned his lens to the glories of brilliant automotive design. Using a similar technique, he photographs cars and amplifies the salient, form-defining lines. He then turns them into large, inky abstractions reminiscent of Asian calligraphy.

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New Exhibition at TAI Modern

November 17, 2021

Kojiro Yoshiaki, Breaking Composition #16, 2017, kiln-cast & slumped foaming glass, 4.50 x 11.00 x 11.00 in.

Mountains & Sky
November 19-December 31, 2021

It is impossible to live in Santa Fe without falling a little bit in love with the mountains and sky. This winter, TAI Modern pays homage to these pillars of the high desert landscape with an exhibition of works from Japan and America that evoke or are inspired by the natural world.

Mountains and Sky brings together a selection of vessel makers, painters, and sculptors. The references to nature can be straightforward, as in Black Mesa, Linda Whitaker’s powerful oil-pastel of a local landscape, or more difficult to pinpoint, as in Hatakeyama Seido’s Mountain Range, a jar-shaped bamboo basket with a decorative knotted motif reminiscent of the titular forms.

“For me, inspiration comes from the workings of nature, both large and small, near and distant” Japanese sculptor Nagakura Kenichi wrote in 2016. “My desire is to share with other human beings the silent voice of nature.” His work Looking Through a Mountain Sky exemplifies the guiding themes of this exhibition, possessing both an earthy gravity and a form that seems to stretch skyward.

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Object in Focus

November 12, 2021

Samurai armor with dō-maru, Early Edo period, 17th-18th century, courtesy of Giuseppe Piva Japanese Art

Certificate: The armor is accompanied by a certificate of registration as Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo (Especially Important Armor Object) no. 1277 issued by the Nihon Katchu Bugu Kenkyu Hozon Kai (Japanese Armor Preservation Society), 2020.11.01

This flamboyant Samurai armor is entirely made of small individual scales (hon-kozane), lacquered in black and gold and laced together with blue, orange, and white silk, in order to create a multicolored pattern.

The helmet (kabuto) is very elaborate, of suji-bachi construction, made of 62 plates joined with hammered rivets, with three gilt-copper shinodare, descending in the front from a rich tehen-no-kanamono (decorative fittings around the edge of the opening at the top of the helmet). The maedate (front ornament) is a classical ken-kuwagata, with stylized horns and a votive sword. The neck protection (shikoro) has the same color-scheme as the whole armor. The cuirass () is of dō-maru type and made into a single piece with individual small scales laced together, which were used in the early suits of armor. As expected in an armor of the early Edo period, the shoulder guards (chū-sode) are small, and the neck protection is of the hineno-type, following the shape of the shoulders.

The suit of armor bears a rare samurai family crest in the design of three white oak leaves. This appears not only on the helmet’s flanges (fukigaeshi), but also on all the gilt-copper support plates (kanamono) of the cuirass.

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Miyako Yoshinaga at Paris Photo 2021

November 11, 2021

Yojiro Imasaka, Illuminating Earth 17, 2019, Toned gelatin silver print, edition of 2 + 1 artist proof, 60 x 99 in / 152.4 x 251.5 cm © Yojiro Imasaka

November 11-14

Grand Palais Ephémère
Champ-de-Mars, Place Joffre, 75007 Paris
and online viewing room

November 11-14th, 2021
1pm - 8pm from Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th
1pm - 7pm on Sunday 14th
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Miyako Yoshinaga is featuring works by Rose Farrell & George Parkin, Hitoshi Fugo, Mikiko Hara, Yojiro Imasaka, Karen Miranda Rivadeneira, and Bianca Sforni. (Stand F17).

Fall 2021 New Acquisitions: The Art of Japan

November 11, 2021

Hasui (1883 -1957), Evening Snow at Terajima, 1920, Woodblock Print, Series: 12 Views of Tokyo

35 newly acquired prints have been added, including: a collection of Charles Bartlett woodblocks and etchings; a group of Kunisada actor portraits published by Kinshodo; two fine pre-earthquake Hasui Prints and a rare Kuniyoshi triptych that is known only in incomplete examples.

To see the prints, click here.

New Exhibition at HK Art & Antiques LLC

November 9, 2021

Wonsook Kim, Shadow a bird, 2010, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. (76 x 101 cm.)

Dreams of Nature
November 11-30, 2021

The November exhibition will include paintings by Woonsook Kim and ceramics by Geejo Lee, who are both Korean artists.

Wonsook Kim creates story-based figurative paintings that are poetic and ethereal in their fluid execution and mythical subject matter. She accepts that calligraphy has a clear influence on her work because she grew up surrounded by images of this type. Kim’s artworks are the result of her lifetime experiences in Korea and the United States. The highlight among her recent paintings is "Walking the Dryland III” from the series "The Wilderness" (Gwang-ya) paintings.

Geejo Lee, Moon Jar, 2020, White porcelain, 19 1/8 in. (48 cm.) high

Geejo Lee was born in Jeju Island. He received both his BA and MA from Seoul National University. In his pieces, Lee is fully absorbed with interpreting the unique aesthetics of Joseon white porcelain. The moon jar, dated 2020, is one of the best works from his series of moon jars.

Onishi Gallery at Salon Art + Design

November 5, 2021

Sako Ryuhei (b. 1976), Mokume-gane Uchidashi Vase 02, 2020, silver, copper, shakudo, shibuichi and kuromido, h. 7 x dia. 5 1/8 in. (18 x 13.1 cm)

Onishi Gallery is proud to present The Eternal Beauty of Metal at Salon Art + Design, at the Park Avenue Armory from November 11th through the 15th. Onishi Gallery is the only gallery in the United States representing contemporary Japanese metalwork artists and strives to foster a market for this art form outside of Japan.

Featuring room vignettes, the Gallery’s exhibition demonstrates the way in which Japanese art and design fits in the American home, merging Japanese sensibility with a Western contemporary lifestyle. The artists in the Salon Art + Design exhibition include Living National Treasures Osumi Yukie, Nakagawa Mamoru, Tamagawa Norio, Taguchi Toshichika, as well as leading metal artists from Japan, Miyata Ryohei, Sako Ryuhei, Iede Takahiro, Hata Shunsai. Onishi Gallery’s booth is curated by New York City design connoisseur and curator Dr. Daniella Ohad. The space, furnished with a combination of pieces of modern and contemporary furniture, acts as a backdrop for the collection of Japanese contemporary metalwork, which transforms and enhances the soul of the interior.

Select metalwork artists will be among those featured in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s current exhibit: Japan: A History of Style.

Currently on view at Joan B Mirviss LTD
Kawase Shinobu
Mastery of Celadon

November 4, 2021

After a half century in the field, Kawase Shinobu is regarded as Japan’s most outstanding artist working within the ancient tradition of celadon.

In this latest dazzling body of work, Kawase moves beyond Song Dynasty models and showcases his brilliance on the wheel, paired with an unrivaled command of celadon glazes in a range of luscious and delightfully surprising colors. Having represented Kawase for decades, Joan B Mirviss LTD is thrilled to present over thirty works that irrefutably declare his mastery of celadon.

Known as seiji-sensei or "Master of Celadon" in Japan, and with a comparably devoted international following, Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950) stands apart as an artist honoring the historic precedents of celadon while pushing its limits beyond any other living artist in the medium. He has captivated a worldwide audience with his successful fusion of contemporary forms and ancient techniques in precise, jewel-like vessels astounding to behold.

His works are in the permanent collections of more than twenty major Western museums across the globe, including: the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; St. Louis Art Museum, MO; Royal Ontario Museum, Canada; and the British Museum, UK. He was the youngest recipient of the prestigious Japan Ceramic Society Award and won their Gold Prize lifetime achievement award in 2014.

Contact director@mirviss.com for more information.

Click here to register for Mastery of Celadon: An Artist's Talk with Kawase Shinobu
Wednesday, November 10 at 5pm EST

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Talk by Kendall Brown

November 2, 2021

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, FL

Humanized Naturalism: Japanese Gardens as Therapeutic Spaces
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Talk by Kendall Brown

Friday, November 5, 2021
Time: 7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm
Cost: $5 (FREE for Members)
Location: Morikami Theater - Virtual Lecture
Advance ticket purchase required.
Limited tickets for Members, please RSVP to morikamimembers@pbcgov.org.

Join us for a live virtual lecture in our theater!

Explore how recent developments in Japanese gardens across North America realign them with some of the core values of gardens in Japan. The talk highlights a variety of new practices in gardens as well as new designs and even locations for Japanese-style gardens.

Kendall Brown is Professor of Asian Art History at California State University Long Beach. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Yale University and an MA from UC Berkeley. He publishes actively in several areas of Japanese art as well as on Japanese-style gardens in North America. He was a co-founder and past president of the North American Japanese Garden Association, and is the author of three books on American Japanese gardens.

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Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. at the
Annual Delaware Antiques Show 2021
November 5-7

November 1, 2021

Rare Chinese Sancai/ Famille Verte Porcelain Garden Seat, Kangxi period, ca: late 17th century, decorated with horses leaping over swirling waves, and with additional Precious Things. Height: 13 ½ inches (34.5 cm.) Ex: Private New York Collection

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. is exhibiting in the Annual Delaware Antiques Show 2021 in person. Featuring the finest offerings from more than 60 distinguished dealers, the Delaware Antiques Show highlights the best of American antiques and decorative arts.

November 5-7
Hours: 11 AM- 6 PM (5 PM on Sunday)

Preview Party and Viewing:
Thursday November 4, 6-9 PM

For more information, please click here.

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