28 May – 3 July 2022・Location: Morioka, Iwate Prefecture...
The art of clay, everchanging yet everlasting
Today, the boundaries between painting, sculpture, design, and handicrafts have become increasingly blurred. As a result, many artists are reexploring the wide-ranged potential clay has as an artistic medium, both in Japan and all over the world too. In particular, clay, a medium has long been used in the field of "ceramics," is being redefined, and various possibilities for its use beyond conventional methods are being discovered every day.
This exhibition focuses on pieces that express human and animal forms, an artistic motif that has long been used since ancient times. It features approximately 100 works of clay by five important artists: Beth Cavener (USA), Kim Simonsson (Finland), Susan Halls (UK), Stephanie Quayle (UK), and Yoshitomo Nara (Japan). As they work with clay, artists breathe life into the medium and bring to life unique animal and human forms!
Come and experience the power of clay and its many cutting edge expressions!
Written by Catrina Sugita
Writer & 2022 Editor-in-Chief