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Current Exhibition

Kawase Shinobu: Mastery of Celadon

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.

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

DŌ-KI: The Child Demon

Artworks by Ogawa Yoichiro (1939-2002)

The mysterious artist known as Dō-ki was born Ogawa Yoichiro into a family of antique dealers. Exposed to art at an early age, he was a prominent collector and connoisseur. After a visit to European and American museums in 1968, however, he took up the brush and became a painter himself. He moved to the Montparnasse district in Paris, where he created works influenced by the Fauves of the 1920s. Though inspired by modern art movements of the West, he was clearly influenced by Japanese mythologies. His enigmatic artworks are populated by foxes, oni, and yokai. He signed them Dō-ki, which means child demon.

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