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Contemporary Ceramics

Ryota Aoki & Gentaro Yokoyama

March 1 – April 7, 2017

The first Australian exhibition of Japanese ceramicists Ryota Aoki and Gentaro Yokoyama justifies the hype around these two acclaimed kogei-ka (master artisans). Aoki’s glaze developments range from lava-like metallic to soft pastels that spill out of rough vessels and sleek tableware. With a playful edge, Yokoyama’s (Gent Ceramics) work shows a frenzied passion for the medium, with expert thrown and hand built forms, to suggestive slip-casts in a vibrant palette. Both artists are members of Ikeyan (founded by Aoki), a group of emerging Japanese ceramic artists committed to expanding the futures of their medium.

This exhibition was developed in co-operation with Ion Fukuzawa (Mukumono Ceramics) and supported by Ryota Aoki Pottery and Gent Ceramics. Opening night, March 1 2017, was held in conjunction with Art Month Sydney’s ‘Art at Night’.

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EXHIBITION DETAILS

VENUE
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park (via lifts)
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

GALLERY HOURS
Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
Select Sat (22 April, 13 May): 10am-3pm

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays (14, 17, 25 April; 3 May)

ADMISSION
Free

ENQUIRIES
(02) 8239 0055

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