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New exhibitions opening

Hori Ichirō (b. 1952), Nezumi-shino, diagonally faceted, flattened vessel with swirling iron-oxide patterning 2020 Glazed stoneware 16 1/2 x 15 x 11 3/4 in.

Joan B Mirviss LTD
Classical Dignity
Contemporary Beauty

Continuing the gallery's recent focus on Mino ware, their upcoming exhibitions showcase master artists Hori Ichirō and Itō Hidehito.

Their works represent the extraordinary range of ceramics long produced in this historic region of Japan. Though rooted in classical forms and glazes, each artist clearly expresses his own original viewpoint with a contemporary flair. Opening during Asia Week New York this September, Classical Dignity, Contemporary Beauty is the culmination of a two-year exhibition series exploring Mino tradition transformed.

Known primarily in Japan for his dynamic wood-fired vessels and white and gray Shino and Seto teabowls, Hori Ichirō has created, after long periods of contemplation, enticing and uniquely personal vessels exclusively for his New York debut at Joan B Mirviss LTD.

Itō Hidehito (b. 1971), “Space;” craquelure blue-green celadon sculpture 2021 Glazed porcelain 9 3/8 x 16 3/4 in.

For his first solo exhibition outside of Japan, Itō Hidehito has created vessels and sculptural forms displaying his exceptional skill in craquelure celadon. Through steadfast experimentation, Itō pushed himself to create his largest ever works for this show.

Exhibition open to the public September 17, and as part of Asia Week New York, also open on Saturday September 18 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Fu Qiumeng Fine Art
Cosmic Matter: From Nothing to Being
September 18 – December 23, 2021

Tai Xiangzhou, Celestial Chaos – Endless Celestial Motions, Mounted and framed, ink on silk, 39.37 x 79.52 inches., ca.2021

“Cosmic Matter: From Nothing to Being” will debut at Fu Qiumeng Fine Art on Saturday, September 18, 2021. “Cosmic Matter” is the gallery’s first solo exhibition devoted to Contemporary Ink artist and scholar Tai Xiangzhou. The show will feature 12 new works, including 11 vertical and horizontal scrolls on silk and a 13-leaf album set, that engage with themes introduced in his evolving series; Celestial Chaos, Cosmic Symphonies, Contemporary Classical Mindscape, and Revitalization of Ancient Artifacts.

Tai Xiangzhou (b. China, 1968) trained as a calligrapher and ink painter. He earned a doctorate from Tsinghua University’s Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. He recently held the major solo exhibition “Cosmoscapes: Ink Paintings by Tai Xiangzhou” at the Art Institute of Chicago (2021). In 2015, as part of the celebration of its 140th anniversary, The Art Institute of Chicago included Tai Xiangzhou’s painting in the publication “Paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago: Highlights of the Collection.”

He is among an influential cadre of contemporary Chinese artists whose work employs traditional Chinese ink-and-brush medium to explore themes of art history, philosophy, mythology, literature, cosmology and modern science.

Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 10am-6pm.

View the Asia Week New York: Autumn 2021 Viewing Rooms here