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Koie Ryōji (1938-2020), (L) Oribe-glazed “collared,” slumped, columnar vase, 1998, glazed stoneware, 9 x 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in; (R) Oribe-glazed “collared,” slumped, columnar vase, 1998, glazed stoneware, 7 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.

Hagi and Oribe: Redefining Tradition
June 26 – August 23, 2024

Joan B Mirviss LTD shines in this week’s Gallery Spotlight. With more than forty-five years of experience, Joan B. Mirviss is a pillar in the field of Japanese art. As a dealer, scholar, curator, and advisor, she has been the driving force championing the top Japanese clay artists, who she represents exclusively, and whose works she has placed in major museums around the globe. Widely published as a highly respected expert, Mirviss has built many institutional and private collections of Japanese art. Her namesake gallery exhibits modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics, ukiyo-e, and Japanese paintings from its exclusive Madison Avenue location in New York City.

This summer, the gallery is excited to present their new exhibition focusing on a small selection of recent and current masters of Hagi and Oribe wares, traditions that originated during the first golden age of Japanese ceramics, the Momoyama era (1573-1615).

Created in a small town on the Japan Sea in western Honshu, the monochromatic aesthetics of Hagi were derived from Korean traditions learned from potters brought to Japan. Oribe, on the other hand, is completely a Japanese invention that favored bright asymmetrical patterning and brilliant green coloring. It was developed in central Japan in the Mino region. The elegant simplicity of form coupled with the unctuous white Hagi glaze or the deep black or green vibrancy of Oribe have made these ceramic wares popular for use in tea ceremony for centuries. But it was not until after the Meiji restoration, in the late nineteenth century, that both Hagi and Oribe-glazed works were produced for and reached a broader audience in Japan and the newly opened international export market.

They invite you to visit this focused exhibition on view at their gallery throughout the summer!

To preview the works and read their online exhibition catalog, click here.

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