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.