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Ippodo Gallery


Eternal Garden

December 14, 2023 – January 13, 2024
Opening reception with the Artist: December 14 from 6-8pm

The Kyōto-based metalsmith, Shota Suzuki, returns to Ippodo Gallery for his second solo exhibition in the United States.

The Eternal Garden is a paradox where time is meaningless and the seasons converge. Suzuki’s collection features more than 30 works including dandelions, ginkgos, sakura blossoms, and violets hand-wrought from precious metals including gold, silver, nickel, and brass. Step into a handcrafted refuge teeming with metal come to life and fleeting moments.

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Forms and Formations at Design Miami

December 5 – 12, 2023
Booth G36

Ippodo Gallery presents Forms and Formations, featuring great names in contemporary Japanese fine art at Design Miami 2023. At this moment, it seems the world lives in a state of uncertainty. Everywhere, people face threats new and old, those which they can control and those which are beyond the scope of a single person. As countries become more globalized and communication happens increasingly online, art is impacted by changes in how people gather information in a digital society.

Adhering to our mission of presenting the works of living Japanese artists, Ippodo Gallery continues to believe in the power and importance of human handiwork—a modern source of unique beauty—as a physical object, rather than information.

An object has a form.
Forms change, and so they should. Ippodo Gallery aims to highlight the plurality of objects as formations. In an age that demands transformation—it seems the attention span is always seeking new stimulation—we exhibit works based on the themes of change, lightness, and the plurality of formations.

Discover the many contemporary Japanese artists whose work triangulates our lives on this shared planet in the language of forms and formations.

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Ippodo Gallery is a cultural bridge to Japan’s living master artists. Founded in Tokyo (1996-), the New York gallery (2008-) presents fine handcrafted and rare works created using traditional materials and methods. Each piece selected embodies Japanese aesthetic sensitivity that is born of a spiritual bond with nature. Ippodo’s exhibition program features unique objects — fine ceramics, lacquerware, metal crafts, sculpture, paintings, and works on paper — that celebrate human invention, the natural world, and sublime beauty.